(1926 - 2008)
Lenore Blegvad was born in New York City and received her B.A. degree from Vassar College. She went to Paris to study painting, and there she met and married Danish artist Erik Blegvad. She is the author of a dozen books for children, including “Anna Banana and Me,” Rainy Day Kate, and A Sound of Leaves, all illustrated by Erik Blegvad, as well as Once Upon a Time and Grandma, which she both wrote and illustrated.
Anna Banana and Me (1985)
Anna’s impetuosity inspires her playmate.
First Friends (2000)
Toddlers make their first friends.
The Great Hamster Hunt (1969)
Nicholas takes care of his friend’s pet, and finds himself a hamster.
A collection of nursery rhymes about dogs.
When the famous Anglo Indian author and poet married an American bride, he spent several years living in Vermont.
A collection of traditional nursery rhymes about cats.
Moon Watch Summer (1972)
Adam is disappointed to be spending the summer on his grandmother’s farm where he can’t watch the moon landing.
Mr. Jensen & Cat (1965)
A Copenhagen toymaker is lonely until his cat helps him find a friend.
One Is for the Sun (1968)
A counting book in rhyme.
A collection of traditional rhymes.
Rainy Day Kate (1987)
Written in verse, this is the story of a boy who makes up an imaginary friend to play with when Kate can’t come.
A Sound of Leaves (1996)
Sylvie and her family spend a week at the beach.
This Is Me (1986)
A toddler introduces us to his world.