water color painted by
Marguerite deAngeli at age 86
Marguerite Lofft deAngeli is one of the best known and highly regarded author / illustrators in American children's literature. Born in Lapeer, Michigan in 1889, she awarded the Newbery Medal in 1950 for The Door in the Wall, and was among the first to be inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall in of Fame.
A Lapeer, Michigan native, Mrs. deAngeli is recognized throughout the world as a significant author and illustrator of 20 th Century children's literature. She created a stream of children's fiction that enriched this country's literature and described its astonishing cultural diversity. Her body of work encompasses over 50 years, 28 books written and illustrated, and more than a dozen books illustrated for other writers.
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"Her tender and sensitive use of language coupled with her beautiful illustrations have endeared her to generations of children. Her books give us a legacy of excellency hard to equal. She will remain always unique and special to those who appreciate the very best."
A Tribute from the Pennsylvania Library Association
The Marguerite deAngeli Library in Lapeer, Michigan, houses one of the largest collections of original art work, manuscripts, personal correspondences and memorabilia of Marguerite deAngeli outside of her family. The Library feels a special stewardship for the works of Mrs. deAngeli and is actively pursuing strategies that will preserve her works and continue public awareness of her as years go by.