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Illustrators of children's books, 1744-1945. Compiled by Bertha E. Mahony, Louise Payson Latimer, Beulah Folmsbee. Boston : Horn Book, c1947, 1970.
Illustrators of children's books, 1946-1956. Compiled by Ruth Hill Viguers, Marcia Dalphin, Bertha Mahony Miller. Boston : Horn Book, c1958, 1972.
Illustrators of children's books, 1957-1966. Compiled by Lee Kingman, Joanna Foster, Ruth Giles Lontoft. Boston : Horn Book, c1968, 1972.
Lanes, Selma G. The art of Maurice Sendak. New York : Abrams, 1980.
Marantz, Sylvia. Artists of the page : inter views with children's book illustrators. Jefferson, NC : McFarland, 1992.
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