The Little Fisherman

Margaret Wise Brown

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ISBN: 9781934031148

The Little Fisherman

  Author:   Margaret Wise Brown  
  Artist :   Dahlov Ipcar    
  Publisher:  Islandport Press

The Little Fisherman is a milestone in the illustrious career of the legendary Dahlov Ipcar. The Little Fisherman, originally published in1945, was the very fist children’s book illustrated by the then-twenty-eight-year-old artist. The book, with its authentic coastal scenes, helped establish her distinctive style and ignited a four-decade creative run that saw her write and illustrate more then thirty books, all from her farm studio overlooking her farm on Georgetown Island, Maine. The fact that Ipcar’s first book was also written by the legendary writer Margaret Wise Brown only adds to its importance in the world of children’s literature.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781934031148
Item ISL005
PublisherIslandport Press
Published onAugust 18 2010
Language eng
Pages 38
Format Hardcover
Dimensions11.25(in) x 9.38(in)
Shipping weight520(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Margaret Wise Brown wrote more than 100 children's books, including the beloved classic Goodnight Moon. Brown often wrote at her island home on Vinalhaven, Maine. Her Caldecott Medal-winning book, The Little Island, was based on her Maine retreat. Brown's prolific career was cut short when she died from complications following surgery at age forty-two. More than fifty years later, her books, some written under pen names, remain favorites of parents and children alike.

In a career spanning more than eighty years, Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar has written and illustrated more than thirty children's and young adult books, starting with The Little Fisherman in 1945 and including "The Cat at Night" and "My Wonderful Christmas Tree". Dahlov Ipcar was born in Vermont and summered in Maine after her parents (the famed sculptor William Zorach and artist Marguerite Zorach) bought a farm on Georgetown Island. The Little Fisherman launched her prolific career.