Interview: Remembering children’s illustrator Trina Schart Hyman

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The accomplished children’s book illustrator Trina Schart Hyman passed away last month following a struggle with recurring cancer. She was 65 years old. Trina Schart Hyman was prolific throughout her career, illustrating more than 150 books, and won the genres highest honor the Caldecott Medal for Illustrating– three times. Among her best known works were Saint George and the Dragon and a 1984 re-telling of the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood.

Hyman lived in Lyme, New Hampshire since 1966. Mitch Wertlieb talks with Hyman’s daughter, Katrin Tchana, a resident of West Fairlee, who often collaborated with her mother.

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