A Story from Cameroon
Notes: Trina Schart Hyman illustrated more than 150 books. Her watercolors, oils, and drawings have enlivened everything from collected stories to novels to poetry, and such classics as Rapunzel and the Arthurian legends. A native Pennsylvanian, Hyman studied at the Philadelphia Museum College of Art, the Boston Museum School of Art, and at Konstfackskolan, the Swedish state art school in Stockholm. Her first work was published in Sweden in 1961, but by the end of the 1960s, she had illustrated more than two dozen books from major American publishers. In 1985, Hyman received the Caldecott Medal for Saint George and the Dragon. A three-time recipient of Caldecott Honors, she also has been widely recognized for her influence on the children’s literary magazine Cricket, for which she was the first art director.