Gerald McDermott

The world of children’s literature has lost another star. Gerald McDermott died on December 26, 2012, at the age of 71. Mr. McDermott created folklore films and wrote and illustrated picture books, including Anansi the Spider: A Tale from Ashanti (1972) and Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest (1993), both of which received Caldecott Honors. He received the 1975 Caldecott Medal for Arrow to the Sun: A Tale from the Pueblo. For more information on his amazing life and work, see his site at Mr. McDermott was a student at Pratt and studied with our own Roger Crossgrove. Our condolences to his family and friends.


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