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Alice Provensen (1918–2018)

Author of The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot

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Alice Provensen was born Alice Rose Twitchell in Chicago, Illinois on August 14, 1918. She took classes at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the University of California at Los Angeles before finding a job at the animation studio of Walter Lantz. She met her future husband, Martin Provensen, while he was working on a Navy training film during World War II. They married in 1944 and relocated to Washington D.C., where she worked as a graphic artist for the Office of Strategic Services. They later moved to New York and became known as an author-illustrator picture book team. They created many award-winning picture books including A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Inexperienced Travelers by Nancy Willard, which won a 1982 Caldecott Honor, and The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot, which won the 1984 Caldecott Medal. Their other books included A Year at Maple Hill Farm, Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm, Karen's Curiosity, Karen's Opposites, The Fuzzy Duckling, Katie the Kitten, The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown, and A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. They also created Tony the Tiger, which was the advertising symbol of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes. She continued working after her husband's death in 1987. Her books included The Buck Stops Here: The Presidents of the United States, A Day in the Life of Murphy, Punch in New York, and Klondike Gold. She died on April 23, 2018 at the age of 99.
— biography from The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot
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The Year At Maple Hill Farm (Author) 1,160 copies
A Book of Seasons 590 copies, 8 reviews
Leonardo da Vinci 155 copies, 1 review
Shaker Lane 148 copies, 3 reviews
Town & Country 117 copies
A Day in the Life of Murphy 107 copies, 3 reviews
Old Mother Hubbard 87 copies, 1 review
Klondike Gold 73 copies, 5 reviews
A Child's Garden of Verses (Illustrator, some editions) 7,093 copies, 89 reviews
The Color Kittens (Illustrator) 932 copies, 8 reviews
Fireside Book of Folk Songs (Illustrator) 205 copies, 1 review
The Golden Treasury of Myths and Legends (Illustrator) 191 copies, 2 reviews
Æsop's Fables (A Giant Golden Book) (Illustrator) 74 copies
The Golden Bible: The New Testament (Illustrator) 71 copies, 1 review
The Golden Book of Fun and Nonsense (Illustrator) 63 copies, 1 review
The Charge of the Light Brigade (Illustrator, some editions) 58 copies, 4 reviews
The Golden Mother Goose (Illustrator) 47 copies
Tales from the Ballet (Illustrator) 44 copies
Ten Great Plays (Illustrator) 40 copies
The Little Fat Policeman (Illustrator) 34 copies, 1 review
The Golden Serpent (Illustrator) 33 copies
Fireside Book of Love Songs (Illustrator) 21 copies
Big and Little Creatures (Illustrator) 12 copies
The Holy Bible: Catholic Edition (Illustrator) 4 copies, 1 review

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