A Little Golden Book
JANE WERNER WATSON(1915-2004) was the original editor of Little Golden Books, and the author of numerous Golden Books herself, many of which were illustrated by the great children's illustrators of the mid-twentieth century. Some of her bestselling titles includeThe Fuzzy Duckling(illustrated by Martin and Alice Provensen),Animal Friends(illustrated by Garth Williams), andMy Little Golden Book About God, The Christmas Story, and Wonders of Nature(all illustrated by Eloise Wilkin). MARTIN PROVENSEN(1916-1987) and his wife, Alice, illustrated more than fifty books for children, including Our Animal FriendsatMaple Hill Farmand numerous Little Golden Books, such asThe Color KittensandKatie the Kitten.In 1984, they won the Caldecott Medal forThe Glorious Fight, which they wrote and illustrated together. ALICE PROVENSEN(1918-2018) and her husband, Martin, illustrated more than fifty books for children, includingOur Animal FriendsatMaple Hill Farmand numerous Little Golden Books, such asThe Color KittensandKatie the Kitten.They won the Caldecott Medal forThe Glorious Fightin 1984, and Alice won a Caldecott Honor in 1982 forA Visit to William Blake's Inn.