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Alice Provensen (1918-2018)

Author and illustrator Alice Provensen died April 23, 2018, in San Clemente, California. She was ninety-nine. With her late husband and collaborator Martin Provensen, she illustrated more than forty children’s books, including The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Blériot, winner of the 1984 Caldecott Medal, and A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems […]

1984 Caldecott Medal profile of Alice and Martin Provensen by Nancy Willard

By Nancy Willard Of all my visits to the Provensens’ farm, there is one I shall never forget. My husband, my son, and I, along with Barbara Lucas, the editor of A Visit to William Blake’s Inn (Harcourt) spent a delightful afternoon with Alice and Martin, who deserve a gold medal for their hospitality. It […]

Reviews of The Glorious Flight and A Visit to William Blake’s Inn

Alice and Martin Provensen, Authors-Illustrators The Glorious Flight; Across the Channel with Louis Blériot July 25, 1909     g 39 pp. Viking 1983 ISBN 0-670-34259-9  13.45 (Younger, Intermediate) Soft colors provide a subdued background for the story of Louis Blériot’s struggles to construct and fly and operating airplane. Smitten by the idea of flight, as with […]