Blair Lent, Childrens Book Illustrator, Dies

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The New York Times reports today that children’s book illustrator and author Blair Lent has died of pneumonia on Jan. 27. He was 80 and lived in Cambridge, MA.

He won the Caldecott in 1973 for The Funny Little Woman and a Caldecott Honor in 1969 for Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky. He also is known for illustrating Tikki Tikki Tembo, among many others.

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