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Marcia Brown (1918–2015)

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Marcia Joan Brown, 1918 - 2015 Marcia Joan Brown was born in Rochester, New York on July 13, 1918. She graduated from New York State College for Teachers (the University at Albany's predecessor). She taught at Cornwall High School in New York City, where she began her writing career with the vis mere publication of The Little Carousel in 1946. She authored and illustrated more than 30 children's books. She won the Caldecott Medal three times for Cinderella, Once a Mouse, and Shadow. Brown died on April 28 at her home in Laguna Hills, California, following complications of congestive heart failure. She was 96. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Marcia Brown

Stone Soup: An Old Tale (1947) 3,529 eksemplarer
Once a Mouse... (1961) 1,252 eksemplarer
Cinderella (1954) 1,116 eksemplarer
Shadow (1982) 438 eksemplarer
Dick Whittington and His Cat (1950) 354 eksemplarer
All Butterflies: An ABC (1974) 74 eksemplarer
How, Hippo! (1969) 40 eksemplarer
Felice (1958) 33 eksemplarer
The Bun: A Tale from Russia (1972) 28 eksemplarer
The Blue Jackal (1977) 24 eksemplarer
Walk With Your Eyes (1979) 21 eksemplarer
The Little Carousel (1946) 19 eksemplarer
Listen to a Shape (1979) 17 eksemplarer
The Neighbors (1966) 12 eksemplarer
The Flying Carpet (1956) 12 eksemplarer
Touch Will Tell (1979) 11 eksemplarer
Peter Piper's Alphabet (1959) 11 eksemplarer
Skipper John's Cook (1951) 10 eksemplarer
Tamarindo! (1960) 4 eksemplarer
The Steadfast Tin Soldier (1839) 3 eksemplarer
Other Folk Tales 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

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The Crocodile and the Ostrich: A Tale from the Akamba of Kenya (1995) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver83 eksemplarer
Writing Books for Boys and Girls (1952) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver5 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Brown, Marcia
Juridisk navn
Brown, Marcia Joan
Land (til kort)
Rochester, New York, USA
Laguna Hills, California, USA
State University of New York, Albany (BA|1940)
Children's Book Author
Children's Book Illustrator
Loranger, Janet (editor)
Cornwall High School (teacher)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Caldecott Honor (1948)
Caldecott Honor (1950)
Caldecott Honor (1951)
Caldecott Honor (1952)
Caldecott Honor (1953)
Caldecott Honor (1954) (vis alle 11)
Caldecott Medal (1955)
Caldecott Medal (1962)
Caldecott Medal (1983)
Regina Medal (1977)
Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1992)
Kort biografi
An American children's book author and illustrator, and a high school teacher, Marcia Brown was born in Rochester, New York in 1918, and was educated at The New York State College for Teachers (now University at Albany). She taught at Cornwall High School in New York City, and published her first book, The Little Carousel, in 1946. She wrote and illustrated more than thirty books for children over the course of her career, winning three Caldecott Medals and six Caldecott Honors, as well as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal and the Regina Medal. She died in 2015.



Three-time Caldecott medalist and six-time Caldecott honoree Marcia Brown retells that most famous of fairy-tales in this lovely picture book from 1954. A loose translation of Charles Perrault's original French story, in which a beautiful and good young maiden named Cinderella is aided by her fairy godmother in attending the prince's ball and in winning her heart's desire, is paired with Brown's own artwork, and the result is a delight, both from a narrative and artistic standpoint...

It is not difficult to see why Brown's Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1955. Her artwork here is lovely, capturing the magic of the story and the changing emotions of the titular heroine, while making use of a beautiful array of colors, and featuring elegantly stylized figures. I don't know how faithful the conclusion is to the Perrault original, having not read that in some time, but I also greatly appreciated the fact that Cinderella forgives her stepsisters, and sees that they are provided for. I've nothing to say against versions in which the stepsisters are punished, but it's also nice to see one that shows the heroine staying true to her kind nature. Recommended to young fairy and folktale lovers, and to any picture book readers who enjoy Cinderella retellings. My favorite in this vein will always be the version done by Evelyn Andreas and Ruth Ives (the standard of my childhood), but this is another that I hold in high regard.… (mere)
AbigailAdams26 | 107 andre anmeldelser | Feb 18, 2024 |
Indian fable from the Hitopadesa
Reading age: 4 - 8 years
Awards: Caldecott Medal
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