21 Awesome Book Covers Illustrated By Erik Blegvad

Erik Blegvad, the famous illustrator of over 100 children’s books, died on Jan. 14. In 1979 he wrote, “Illustrating a children’s book gives me a role which seems natural, accompanist rather than soloist.”

1. Bednob and Broomstick by Mary Norton

Harcourt Brace and World / Via memories-of-erik.tumblr.com

2. The Mushroom Center Disaster by N. M. Bodecker

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3. Plenty of Fish by Millicent Selsam

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4. Having a Friend by Betty Miles

Alfred Knopf / Via jumbledplanet.tumblr.com

5. Mr. Jensen & Cat by Lenore Blegvad

Harcourt Brace & World / Via memories-of-erik.tumblr.com

6. Mud Pies and Other Recipes by Marjorie Winslow

Collier Books / Via memories-of-erik.tumblr.com

7. The Parrot in the Garret by Lenore Blegvad

8. Oddity Land by Edward Anthony

Doubleday / Via vinpauld.blogspot.com

9. The Finches’ Fabulous Furnace by Roger W. Drury

Little Brown / Via vinpauld.blogspot.com

10. May I Visit? by Charlotte Zolotow

11. Mittens for Kittens by Lenore Blegvad

12. Hurry, Hurry, Mary Dear by N.M. Bodecker

Margaret K. McElderry Books / Via ebay.com

13. Rainy Day Kate by Lenore Blegvad

Margaret K. McElderry Books / Via vintagechildrensbooks.com

14. The Doll House Caper by Jean S. O’Connell

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15. The Complete Book of Dragons by E. Nesbit

The MacMillan Company / Via eye-candy-for-bibliophiles.blogspot.com

16. The Great Hamster Hunt by Lenore Blegvad

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17. The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall

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18. Peter and the Troll Baby by Jan Wahl

Golden Books / Via goodreads.com

19. The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst

Atheneum / Via ebay.com

20. The Margaret Rudkin Pepperidge Farm Cookbook by Margaret Rudkin

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21. Self Portrait: Erik Blegvad by Erik Blegvad

Harpercollins Childrens Books / Via kuriosa.dk

Rest in peace, Erik Blegvad. You were a brilliant illustrator and a glorious mustache-grower.

AP Photo/Peter Blegvad

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