Alvin Tresselt

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Alvin Tresselt (September 30, 1916, Passaic, New Jersey – July 24, 2000)[1][2] was an American children's book author and graphic designer. His book White Snow, Bright Snow (illustrated by Roger Duvoisin) won the Caldecott Medal.[3] One of his most popular books was his retelling of the Ukrainian folktale The Mitten, illustrated by Yaroslava Mills.[3]

Tresselt grew up in Passaic and graduated from Passaic High School in 1934.[4] He died on July 24, 2000 at his home in Burlington, Vermont at the age of 83.[5]

Works[edit]

  • Rain Drop Splash (1946) – illustrated by Leonard Weisgard, Caldecott Award, Honor [1]
  • Sun Up (1949)
  • Hi, Mister Robin (1950)
  • Bonnie Bess, the Weathervane Horse (1949), illus. by Erik Blegvad
  • The Rabbit Story (1957), illus. by Carolyn Ewing
  • The Smallest Elephant In the World (1959), illus. by Milton Glaser
  • How Far is Far? (1964), illus. by Ward Brackett
  • A Thousand Lights and Fireflies (1965), illus. by John Moodie
  • The World in the Candy Egg (1967)
  • Under the Trees ad Through the Grass (1967)
  • The Legend of the Willow Plate (1968)
  • The Fox Who Traveled (1968), illus. by Nancy Sears
  • The Old Man and the Tiger (1970), illus. by Albert Aquino
  • the Dead Tree, illus. by Charles Robinson (1972)
  • The Mitten (1989), illus. by Yaroslava
  • The Little Mouse Who Tarried
  • The Gift of the Tree

Works illustrated by Roger Duvoisin[edit]

  • White Snow, Bright Snow (1947) – Caldecott Award
  • Johnny Maple-Leaf (1948)
  • Autumn Harvest (1951)
  • Wake up, Farm! (1955)
  • Wake up, City! (1957)
  • The Frog in the Well (1958)
  • Under the Trees and Through the Grass (1962)
  • Hi, Mister Robin! (1963, new edition from 1950 version)
  • Hide and Seek Fog (1965) – Caldecott Award, Honor
  • Follow the Wind (1966)
  • Timothy Robbins Climbs the Mountain (1967)
  • It’s Time Now (1969)
  • The Beaver Pond (1971)
  • What Did You Leave Behind? (1978)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NY Times".
  2. ^ "Exodus Books".
  3. ^ a b "Goodreads.com".
  4. ^ Twentieth-century Children's Writers, p. 1251. Macmillan International Higher Education, 1978. ISBN 9781349036486. Accessed August 22, 2018. "Tresselt, Alvin. American. Born in Passaic, New Jersey, 30 September 1916. Educated at Passaic High School, graduated 1934."
  5. ^ Pace, Eric. "Alvin R. Tresselt, 83, Author; Wrote About Nature for Children". The New York Times. The New York Times. Retrieved 1 March 2020.

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