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A New Adventure: Producing a Book!

We are working with two other authors on a new project: producing and publishing a book about Berta and Elmer Hader, children’s book illustrators and authors during the Golden Age of Children’s Literature. (One of the authors is the Haders’ niece.)

This amazing, talented couple worked together on all their art and stories in an incredible stone house they built themselves overlooking the Hudson River in rural New York state. The range of their artistic abilities is phenomenal, and we are publishing this book to showcase their exemplary life together and a collection of their artwork. John is scanning the artwork and preparing the images for the book, and Judy is creating the design and layout. Here are just three examples of their wonderful work:


Paper doll magazine insert by Berta and Elmer Hader, one of many during the 1920s





Pen and ink drawing by Berta and Elmer Hader




One of Berta and Elmer Hader’s annual custom handmade linoleum block print Christmas Cards


We’ll let you know when the book is finished.



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