Posted on April 10, 2014
|Copyright Felicia N. Trujillo|
But Clare Turlay Newberry wasn't THAT Newbery! (The Newbery Medal is named for John Newbery, a publisher of children's books.) Instead, she was an American author and illustrator of books for kids.
Get this – four of her books became Caldecott Honor books, which is an honor especially created for picture books. But Newberry never got a Newbery!
|Not EVERY one|
of Newberry's books
were about cats!
Just a few days ago it was Draw a Bird Day. Well, today could be called Draw a Cat Day, because almost all of Newbery's books were about cats (including one about a lion!)
- Read a book by Clare Turlay Newberry.
- Enjoy a website devoted to Newberry's art: Cat Happy!
- Try your own hand at drawing a cat. Newberry usually drew from live cats and kittens, rather than from photos. She even bought an ocelot so that she could draw it! (According to the New York Times, she spent $500 for the month-old ocelot. The Times headline? “Still A Lot For Ocelot”!)
Copyright Felicia N. Trujillo
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