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Alice Provensen (1918–2018)

Forfatter af The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot

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Alice Provensen was born Alice Rose Twitchell in Chicago, Illinois on August 14, 1918. She took classes at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the University of California at Los Angeles before finding a job at the animation studio of Walter Lantz. She met her future husband, Martin Provensen, vis mere while he was working on a Navy training film during World War II. They married in 1944 and relocated to Washington D.C., where she worked as a graphic artist for the Office of Strategic Services. They later moved to New York and became known as an author-illustrator picture book team. They created many award-winning picture books including A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Inexperienced Travelers by Nancy Willard, which won a 1982 Caldecott Honor, and The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot, which won the 1984 Caldecott Medal. Their other books included A Year at Maple Hill Farm, Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm, Karen's Curiosity, Karen's Opposites, The Fuzzy Duckling, Katie the Kitten, The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown, and A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. They also created Tony the Tiger, which was the advertising symbol of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes. She continued working after her husband's death in 1987. Her books included The Buck Stops Here: The Presidents of the United States, A Day in the Life of Murphy, Punch in New York, and Klondike Gold. She died on April 23, 2018 at the age of 99. vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Alice Provensen, Alice Provenson


Værker af Alice Provensen

The Year At Maple Hill Farm (1978) — Forfatter — 1,436 eksemplarer
A Book of Seasons (1976) 704 eksemplarer
The Fuzzy Duckling (1949) — Illustrator — 697 eksemplarer
Shaker Lane (1987) 173 eksemplarer
Leonardo da Vinci (1984) 166 eksemplarer
My Fellow Americans: A Family Album (1995) 164 eksemplarer
Town & Country (1984) 142 eksemplarer
Roses are Red, Are Violets Blue?? (1973) 126 eksemplarer
A Day in the Life of Murphy (2003) 121 eksemplarer
The Provensen Book of Fairy Tales (1971) 105 eksemplarer
Old Mother Hubbard (1977) 94 eksemplarer
Klondike Gold (2005) 90 eksemplarer
The Animal Fair (1952) 82 eksemplarer
The Mother Goose Book (1976) 70 eksemplarer
An Owl and Three Pussycats (1571) 63 eksemplarer
My Little Hen (1973) 49 eksemplarer
Punch in New York (1991) 37 eksemplarer
Murphy in the City (2015) 26 eksemplarer
Who's in the Egg? (1970) 22 eksemplarer
What is a Color? (1967) 22 eksemplarer
Play on Words (1972) 18 eksemplarer
The Truth about Max (2023) 18 eksemplarer
The First Noel (1959) 17 eksemplarer
Karen's Opposites (1963) 12 eksemplarer
Karen's Curiosity 4 eksemplarer
Count on Me: 10 Books in a Box (1998) 4 eksemplarer
French Red Wines 1 eksemplar
American Wines 1 eksemplar
Seasonings 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

A Child's Garden of Verses (1885) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver8,134 eksemplarer
The Color Kittens (A Little Golden Book) (1949) — Illustrator — 1,076 eksemplarer
Fireside Book of Folk Songs (1947) — Illustrator — 242 eksemplarer
The Golden Treasury of Myths and Legends (1959) — Illustrator — 216 eksemplarer
The Golden Bible: The New Testament (1953) — Illustrator — 75 eksemplarer
Æsop's Fables (A Giant Golden Book) (1958) — Illustrator — 74 eksemplarer
The Golden Book of Fun and Nonsense (1970) — Illustrator — 71 eksemplarer
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1854) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver68 eksemplarer
The Golden Mother Goose (1948) — Illustrator — 57 eksemplarer
Tales from the Ballet (1968) — Illustrator — 49 eksemplarer
Ten Great Plays (1962) — Illustrator — 44 eksemplarer
The Little Fat Policeman (1950) — Illustrator — 40 eksemplarer
The Golden Serpent (1980) — Illustrator — 36 eksemplarer
Fireside Book of Love Songs (1954) — Illustrator — 25 eksemplarer
An Introduction to the Instruments of the Orchestra (1962) — Illustrator — 20 eksemplarer
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Volume 09: Legendary Animals (1954) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver19 eksemplarer
Big and Little Creatures (1961) — Illustrator — 14 eksemplarer

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This book is delightful and funny. It describes the characters and activities of all the animals on the farm.
mslibrarynerd | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jan 13, 2024 |
Many of us have a book or two from their early childhood that we seek out as adults with memories based on half-remembered (and frequently misremembered) details. This picture book was one of mine, and I just found it! The only particulars I had to work off of were 1) an illustration of an ice-skating boy positioned with his skates perpendicular to one another (incidentally, this gave me the conviction that this is how one skated), and 2) the last page depicted a garden archway covered in flowers.

As for the book itself, it's a joyful look at all the fun things there are to do as the seasons change (assuming you live in a clime with changing seasons). The illustrations are cute, and I'm delighted to have successfully hunted it down, despite it being out of print and not having aged well with respect to diverse representation.
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ryner | 8 andre anmeldelser | Jan 10, 2024 |
A truly beautiful, charming book. Newly released from a set of unpublished dummy pages by the celebrated illustrators Alice and Martin Provenson, it’s a character sketch of the farm cat Max, a singleton kitten who grows up to taunt other cats, smile at the horse, torment the dog, chase the chickens, and who LOVES to help make the bed. The ink and watercolor pictures are riotous, funny, and display Max in all his moods, and his lovely farm in all its glories of trees and grasses and the evening sky…when Max’s “real life” begins. The final image brought a tear of wonder to this reader’s eye, evoking my own rambunctious, complicated, serious and mischievous rural tabby cat. I cherish this little book… (mere)
JulieStielstra | 1 anden anmeldelse | Sep 14, 2023 |
A great example of dedication to a dream and perseverance. Try, try, again, design and redesign. A good choice for the aspiring inventor in your life.
FamiliesUnitedLL | 28 andre anmeldelser | May 21, 2023 |



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