Tasha Tudor

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Caldecott honor author, illustrator and early American lifestyle icon Tasha Tudor (1915-2008) lived, worked and tended her renowned gardens the last third of her life in Marlboro Vermont. A cult figure in Japan and Asia due to her whimsical illustrations and unique commitment to an 1830s way of life, Tasha published over 100 books during her lifetime. She was awarded her first Caldecott Honor Award in 1945 for Mother Goose; a second in 1957 for 1 is One and the prestigious Regina Medal for Children’s Literature in 1971. She was awarded the Walter Cerf Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts by the Vermont Arts Council in 2004. She became much better known to the general public in the 1990s after The Private World ofTasha Tudor, Tasha Tudor’s Garden, and Tasha Tudor’s Heirloom Crafts were published. A prolific letter writer, Tasha could often be seen, signature bonnet on her head, delivering her letters to the local post office, sometimes with a pet hen tucked under her arm.

Tour Stop Location: Tasha Tudor - local post office.

510 South Road, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301, United States

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Interview with: Amy Tudor

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  • <p>Tasha Tudor - in her gardens. Courtesy photo of the Tasha Tudor Society</p> <p>Tasha Tudor - in her gardens. Courtesy photo of the Tasha Tudor Society</p>
  • <p>Mother Goose - Tasha Tudor</p>

Photo of Tasha Tudor is by Richard W. Brown. The Marlboro Community Center and Marlboro Post Office are both locations frequented by Tasha Tudor during her lifetime.