Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886) was a British artist and illustrator and the namesake of the Caldecott Medal. Although primarily known for highly influential children's book illustrations, he also lent his artistic skills to novels, travel writing, and humorous cartoons, as well as sculpture and paintings. Some of his best known illustrations appear in The House That Jack Built, John Gilpin, The Three Jovial Huntsmen, and A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go.
Leonard S. Marcus; Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Randolph Caldecott is best known as the namesake of the award that honors picture book illustrations, and in this inventive biography, leading children's literature scholar Leonard Marcus examines...