Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Leo Dillon, R. I. P.

Leo and Diane Dillon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Leo Dillon (born March 2, 1933, died May 26, 2012) and Diane Dillon (born March 13, 1933) are an American husband and wife team of illustrators. Among their awards are two consecutive Caldecott Medals for the children's books Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears and Ashanti To Zulu: African Traditions.

Hat tip to Steve Stilwell.


Deb said...

When I worked in an elementary school library, we used to read WHY MOSQUITOS BUZZ IN PEOPLES' EARS when we covered folk tales. The drawing of the mother owl with her dead baby always brought tears to their eyes--and mine.

George said...

Loved their artwork, especially on the ACE SF Specials line edited by Terry Carr.