1982 - Children’s Books, Picture Books (Paperback)

A Peaceable Kingdom

Authors and Illustrators: Alice and Martin Provensen

Original Publisher: Viking (Penguin Group USA Inc.)
Current Publisher: Puffin
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Ages 4 & Up

Children’s Books, Picture Books (Paperback) Finalists That Year:

  • Muriel Feelings; Tom Feelings, ill. for Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book
  • Jane Langton for The Fledgling
  • Alice and Martin Provensen, ill. for A Peaceable Kingdom: The Shaker Abcedarius
  • William Sleator; Blair Lent, ill. for The Angry Moon
  • Rosemary Wells for Stanley and Rhoda

Children’s Books, Picture Books (Paperback) Winner That Year: Peter Spier for Noah's Ark

Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: 

  • In 1952, Martin Provensen designed Tony the Tiger, the still-popular Kellogg’s mascot.
  • Alice and Martin collaborated on over fifty books for children until Martin’s death in 1987.  

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