Monday, March 22nd, 2010
Randolph Caldecott was born on this date in 1886. Caldecott greatly influenced illustration of children’s books during the nineteenth century.
To me, his name means outstanding illustrations in contemporary children’s books. The Caldecott Medal was named in his honor and is awarded by the American Library Association to the year’s most outstanding illustrations in a children’s book.
The first Caldecott Medal was awarded in 1938.
I feel nostalgic looking over the list of winners, remembering books my children and I enjoyed together, for example the Medal winners from 1942, 1954, 1963, and 1978, respectively:
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