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The Cat's Whisker: Atha Tehon and the Design of Children's Books

Pages and illustrations for the The Old African

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When you look at a book, you probably check out the author and, if applicable, the illustrator.  But do you ever think about the book designer?  This person is almost entirely invisible, and yet, incredibly important to the final version of the book.  Atha Tehon worked on hundreds of well-loved children's books during her career at Dial Books, but almost no one has ever heard of her. 

Come see a tiny selection of Tehon's work on The Old African, a 2005 book by Julius Lester and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. In just this one example, you will see an almost start-to-finish view of her methodology in working with the author, illustrator, and publisher to produce a beautiful book which will be cherished by generations.

The Lee Lounge is near the display of bestsellers on the ground floor of the Van-Pelt Dietrich Library Center (floor plan).

This is the second in a series of Penn Libraries new pop up events which will highlight resources that you might not have known existed!

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