Death of Marc Simont

July 13, 2013
Cornwall, Connecticut

Award-winning illustrator dies
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The Associated Press

CORNWALL, Conn. (AP) — Illustrator Marc Simont, whose work adorned some of the most celebrated titles in children's literature, has died after a short illness. Simont's family said he died Saturday at his Connecticut home in Cornwall. He was 97.

With a pared-down style that matched painterly use of color, Simont illustrated close to a hundred books over his career.

In 1957, he won the Caldecott Medal, one of the top honors in American children's...

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