A Russian folk tale [adapted by Ruth Robbins] about an old woman who, declining to accompany the Three Kings as they followed the star in search of the Babe and failing to find Him on her own, each year renews her endless search. The strikingly effective pictures are distinctive in design and rich in color. ~~Booklist (Awarded the Caldecott Medal as the Most Distinguished American Picture Book for Children in the year of its publication)
Nicolas Sidjakov began his art career in Switzerland and Paris. In 1955 he came to San Francisco where his reputation for outstanding design has grown steadily. Today he is recognized as one of America’s leading young graphic artists. <i>The Friendly Beasts, </i> illustrated by Mr. Sidjakov, was selected as one of the ten best illustrated children’s books, N. Y. Times 1957, and is included in the AIGA Children’s Books 1955-1957. Mr. Sidjakov’s award-winning work has been shown in the Art Directors Exhibitions of New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, and San Francisco. The artist lives with his wife and son in Sausalito, California.
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