On this day, April 8, 1939, children’s book illustrator Trina Schart Hyman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After studying at the Philadelphia Museum College of Art and then the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Hyman studied in Stockholm and illustrated her first children’s book. Hyman was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1985 for Saint George and the Dragon retold by Margaret Hodges.
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