Lawson, Robert, 1892-1957.

They were strong and good / written and illustrated by Robert Lawson. - [New York] : Viking Press, c1940, c1968. - [68] p. : ill. ; 26 x 22 cm.

Art techniques used: Pen and ink drawings in black and white, reminiscent of copper plate etchings. "This is the story of my mother and my father and of their fathers and mothers." ... Forward. "First published September 1940."

Relates the story of the author's grandparents and parents, who, though not famous, helped build the United States.

Caldecott Medal, 1941.

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