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Drawing Babar: Early Drafts and Watercolors

From stories told by his wife to their young son came the fanciful world of Babar the Elephant, and seven decades later they remain popular tales. After the death of Jean de Brunhoff, the mantle was taken up by his son Laurent de Brunhoff, who continued illustrating tales of Babar's many journeys and adventures. Recently, The Morgan Library & Museum decided to offer an exhibit of early drafts and...
Robert McCloskey Sketches for "Make Way for Ducklings"

Born in 1914 in Hamilton, Ohio, Robert McCloskey came to Boston to attend the now-defunct Vesper George Art School. He left to live in New York for a time and established a career as an author and illustrator in the late 1930s. Over the years, he became the force behind beloved tales like Homer Price, Blueberries for Sal, and Time of Wonder. His most famous work is Make Way for Ducklings, which...
Children's Book Art: Techniques and Media

Aspiring children's book authors and artists will not want to miss this digital resource presented by the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota Archives and Special Collections. The Kerlan Collection is "one of the leading repositories of rare books, process art, and manuscripts of children's literature." Curators designed this resource on the art and craft of making children's books...