A peaceable kingdom : the Shaker abecedarius / illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen ; afterword by Richard Meran Barsam.

Contributor(s): Provensen, Alice [ill] | Provensen, Martin [ill] | Barsam, Richard Meran [aft] | Viking Press [pbl]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Viking Press, 1978Edition: 1st edDescription: [42] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 18 x 27 cmISBN: 0670545007; 9780670545001Uniform titles: Rhymes of animals. Subject(s): Animals -- Juvenile poetry | Alphabet books -- Juvenile poetryDDC classification: [811] LOC classification: PZ8.3 | .P2746 1978Summary: An illustrated alphabet rhyme that includes the animals from alligator to zebra.
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Published in Shaker Manifesto of July 1882 under title: Animal rhymes.

An illustrated alphabet rhyme that includes the animals from alligator to zebra.

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Alice Provensen was born Alice Rose Twitchell in Chicago, Illinois on August 14, 1918. She took classes at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the University of California at Los Angeles before finding a job at the animation studio of Walter Lantz. She met her future husband, Martin Provensen, while he was working on a Navy training film during World War II. They married in 1944 and relocated to Washington D.C., where she worked as a graphic artist for the Office of Strategic Services. They later moved to New York and became known as an author-illustrator picture book team.

They created many award-winning picture books including A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Inexperienced Travelers by Nancy Willard, which won a 1982 Caldecott Honor, and The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot, which won the 1984 Caldecott Medal. Their other books included A Year at Maple Hill Farm, Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm, Karen's Curiosity, Karen's Opposites, The Fuzzy Duckling, Katie the Kitten, The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown, and A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. They also created Tony the Tiger, which was the advertising symbol of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes.

She continued working after her husband's death in 1987. Her books included The Buck Stops Here: The Presidents of the United States, A Day in the Life of Murphy, Punch in New York, and Klondike Gold. She died on April 23, 2018 at the age of 99.

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