Elizabeth Orton Jones. Jones was born in 1910 and died in 2005. She made her home in Mason, NH for much of her life and wrote/illustrated several children's books. I love her style. I think her art work is somewhat like Jessie Wilcox Smith, who illustrated a generation earlier. I had to have this sweet version of Little Red.
I have a couple of her other works. My favorite that she illustrated is "Prayer for a Child", written by Rachel Field. This won the Caldecott award in 1945 and was a part of my childhood in the 1950's.
|"Bless my friends and family"|
|"Bless the hands that never tire in their loving care of me"|
On this page she always said "and your mommy and daddy are so good to you".
|"Bless other children, far and near and keep them safe and free from fear"|