Today's vintage children's book is Marcella's Guardian Angel, written and illustrated by Evaline Ness. Ness's distinctive style woodcuts never disappoint, always capturing some essence of childhood. She is one of my favorite female illustrators.
According to the jacket flap of this book, Ness illustrated (at the time of this book), over 50 books. Sam, Bangs and Moonshine was a Caldecott Medal winner for Ness. Also an architectural designer, Ness created paper-house books such as Colonial Paper House, Paper Palace, Four Rooms from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Victorian Paper House.
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Marcella's Guardian Angel
Written and Illustrated by Evaline Ness
Holiday House, New York, 1979