Sat, November 4, 2023 1:00 P.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection
Parkway Central Library
The Children's Literature Research Collection presents "Tasha Tudor's Christmas Mice," a talk by Jeanette Chandler Knazek. Knazek will discuss the "Snow Before Christmas" illustration housed in our archives and will explore Tasha's use of mice in her early books, as well as in her published illustrations for Christmas. Click here to sign up for this free webinar.
About Jeanette Chandler Knazek:
Since the age of five, Jeanette Chandler Knazek has admired the wide-ranging artistry of the late children's author and illustrator Tasha Tudor (1915-2008), whom she met for the first time at an Ohio book-signing event in 1976. A dedicated researcher and avid collector of all things Tasha, Jeanette has written many articles about the author/illustrator, most recently for the Tasha Tudor Society.
As co-curator and lecturer for the Norman Rockwell Museum's traveling exhibition Tasha Tudor: Around the Year, Jeanette was also honored to curate the centenary celebration Longings Fulfilled: Tasha at Home in New England for the Tasha Tudor Museum. With an academic background in psychology, nursing, and law, Jeanette spent much of her professional career teaching others and now most enjoys sharing her knowledge, and deep appreciation of Tasha, during live presentations.
The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Children’s Literature Research Collection (CLRC) is one of the premier centers for the study of children’s literature in the United States. The Children’s Literature Research Collection promotes the history and study, and development of children’s literature. The Collection houses a repository of over 85,000 works of children’s literature and an archive of original artwork, manuscripts, and ephemera. The Children's Literature Research Collection engages the public about the importance of children’s literature in our culture and our society; expands the knowledge base of our patrons through research support; and fosters new ideas through displays and exhibitions.