"We were a true collaboration," explained Alice, "Martin and I really were one artist."
What strikes me most about seeing their illustrations today is how gentle and playful their images are. There is so much joy in the lines and colors and in the expressions of the children and animals. They expressed the best of what was happening in the 60's and 70's, both culturally and graphically.
I am keenly aware that my 100th blog post passed without my promised giveaway. But if you are interested in receiving a copy of the Provensens' Child's Garden of Verses and a few other vintage children's books (all gently used and from our Friends of the Library sale), please leave a comment about an illustrator that leaves you dreaming of fairy-tale lands that you wished existed. I'll randomly draw a name on Sunday, November 16, to determine the winner.