(1923 - 2014)
Erik Blegvad was born in Denmark and studied at the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen. Mr. Blegvad has illustrated more than one hundred children’s books, including Twelve Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, Riddle Road by Elizabeth Spires, Hurry, Hurry, Mary Dear! by N. M. Bodecker, and Sea Clocks: The Story of Longitude by Louise Borden.
Erik and his wife Lenore Blegvad divided their time between England, France, and Wardsboro, Vermont.
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The Adventures of Rinaldo (1959)
The famous knight, Rinaldo di Paldo, returning from battle, has several adventures on his way home: he outwits some enemy soldiers, he collects some loving animals, and he marries a beautiful maiden.
The Amazing Vacation (1956)
Joanna and Ricky travel through a magic window to the Country Without a Name.
Anna Banana and Me (1985)
Anna’s impetuosity inspires her playmate.
Around My Room (2000)
Twenty-nine poems for young listeners.
The Astonishing Stereoscope (1971)
Two children enter a world in a stereoscope.
A cat stows away on the Mayflower.The pilgrims are not pleased, but the cat comes out a hero in the end.
Bedknob and Broomstick (1957)
Carey, Charles and Paul discover their neighbor, Miss Price is a witch. She purchases their silence with a magic bed-knob that allows their bed to travel in space and time.
First poems for young children.
A collection of poems about life on the farm.
When the farmer’s family leaves, Bonnie Bess wonders what she will do with no one to watch her predict the weather.
The Borrowers (1953)
The story of Arrietty, Pod and Homily Clock was first published in Woman’s Day magazine from June through September 1953 with illustrations by Erik Blegvad.
Burnie’s Hill (1977)
Where is the Brown Bull?
Back of Burnie’s Hill.
A memoir of attending kindergarten in a small Southern town.
The Cat From Nowhere (1969)
When Negus, a sleek black cat settles at a small Swiss hotel he makes friends with a Story, a ten year old American girl.
Cat Walk (1983)
A young farm cat goes in search of his fortune.
A Child’s Garden of Verses (1978)
‘In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.’
and twenty-three other well-known poems.
The Complete Book of Cheese (1955)
Everything you always wanted to know about cheese.
The Complete Book of Dragons (1972)
A ninth story ‘The Last of the Dragons’ is added for this collection.
The Complete Book of Dragons (1973)
A ninth story ‘The Last of the Dragons’ is included in this collection.