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Tasha Tudor

I met her once — she was holding court at a Little, Brown party at an ALA, dressed to the nines in an old-fashioned gown and lace in her hair, seated regally in a wing chair while we gathered at her feet. We commemorate her passing with an article she wrote for the Horn Book more than sixty years ago.

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Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. Anonymous says:

    >Did she bring the corgis with her?

  2. >I never knew her books. I was most fascinated with her life and the way she lived as if it were the 19th century.

  3. Hello, the link to the 1959 article Tasha Tudor wrote no longer works. Is it still available to view elsewhere?

  4. Katie Bircher Katie Bircher says:

    Hi Cathy,
    Unfortunately, we don’t have the February 1959 article (“A Letter with Drawings”) available on our website, although I would be happy to scan it for you if you’d like. This link (now fixed) actually went to a 1941 article by Ms. Tudor, which you can read here:

  5. Doris Long says:

    I have an ex-library book of Horn Book magazines and in it is the article, “A Letter With Drawings” by Tasha Tudor on page 4. However, it says “continued on page 74” and there is no continuation on page 74, do you know if this was a printing error please Katie?
    Thank you so much.

  6. Katie Bircher Katie Bircher says:

    Hi Doris,
    Looking at the issue in our archive, I believe that the note “continued on page 74″ refers to the column The Hunt Breakfast (which starts on page 2) in which the letter was printed, rather than the letter itself. Of course, it’s hard to know for sure all these years later!

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