Friday, April 16, 2010

John Schoenherr, 1935-2010

John Schoenherr, Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator, died April 8 in eastern Pennsylvania. He was 74.

As well as illustrating Owl Moon, for which he won the Caldecott Medal, Shoenherr illustrated such books as Gentle Ben, The Fox and the Hound, and Julie of the Wolves. He was also the first illustrator responsible for bringing both Anne McCaffery's Pern and Frank Herbert's Dune to life.

He is survived by his son Ian, also a children's author/illustrator; his wife of 49 years, Judith Gray Schoenherr; a daughter, Jennifer Schoenherr Aiello; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

New York Times Obituary

Read books illustrated or written by John Schoenherr.

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