Clarabel Tanner

painting of children in field
The Midnight Adventures of Kelly, Dot, and Esmeralda by John Goodall- Digital item

Clarabel Tanner (1918-2013), was a distinguished TWU alumna who had a long and vital career as a school librarian. Her distinguished lifetime collection includes 11 original works by winners of the prestigious Caldecott award for the single most distinguished contribution to children's book illustration in a given year, as well as eight pieces by Caldecott award runner up illustrators, and an original 19th century woodcut by the master himself, Randolph Caldecott.

Clarabel Tanner and Children’s Historical Digital Archives

Discover scans of original children’s artwork by P. D. Eastman, Bill Peet, and John Goodall. 

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