Monday, November 22, 2004

Trina Schart Hyman dies

There was no one like her. Her talent was amazing. Whether it was cover art for Seer and the Sword or an entire picture book like Saint George and the Dragon -- her illustrations lift the reader into the story.

When she won the Caldecott Medal in 1985 for illustrating "Saint George and the Dragon," she said she thought and even dreamed about her characters.

"I think about the story and about what it means and about how it can be brought to life in pictures," she said. "I think about the characters and what makes them tick and where they’re coming from and where they might be going to."

My daughter chose Trina's princess from Saint George and the Dragon as the model for her very first Halloween costume.
There will be many tributes to her in the coming days. This is a loss.
Update: NYTimes Obit

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