|The pictures show views of all (4) Boxed ©1963 Tasha Tudor Fairy Tale Character Jigsaw Puzzles in this lot. The first picture shows the box. The colorful and detailed puzzles include: Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Jack and The Beanstalk, and Mr. Samson Cat. These were published by Platt &Munk Company, Inc.. The box is dated ©1963 and the puzzles are dated ©1961. The box is marked as follows:
FAIRY TALE PUZZLES
BY TASHA TUDOR
A PLATT & MUNK FUN TIME ACTIVITY
© T. P. & M. C. I.
PRECISION CUT INTERLOCKING FRAMED FUN!
COPYRIGHT © MCMLXIII THE PLATT & MUNK CO., INC.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
MADE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
To judge the sizes the box measures 9-1/2'' x 11-1/2'' x 1-1/4''. The puzzles are in mint condition and the box has some light edge wear as pictured. Below here, for reference, is some additional information on Tasha Tudor:
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Born: Starling Burgess, August 28, 1915, Boston, Massachusetts
Died: June 18, 2008 (aged 92), Vian, Oklahoma
Occupation: Author and Illustrator
Writing period: 20th Century
Genres: Children's, regional painting
Subjects: New England nostalgia
Tasha Tudor (August 28, 1915 - June 18, 2008) was an American illustrator and author of children's books.
Tasha Tudor was born in Boston, Massachusetts as Starling Burgess. She was originally named after her father, the Naval Architect W. Starling Burgess, known as ''the Skipper''. As he was an admirer of the War and Peace character Natasha, his daughter was soon re-christened, and the name was eventually shortened to Tasha. When socializing with her mother's friends, Tudor was usually introduced as ''Rosamund Tudor's daughter, Tasha'', leading others to believe that her last name was Tudor. Liking the sound of it, she adopted the name and eventually changed her surname legally following her first divorce. She married Thomas McCready in 1938 in Redding, Connecticut. Tasha and Thomas McCready purchased a large old farm in Webster, New Hampshire, where four children, Bethany, Seth, Thomas, and Efner, were raised. Her first story, Pumpkin Moonshine, was published in 1938, as a gift for a young niece of her husband. They were divorced in 1961, and her children legally changed their names from McCready to Tudor. A later marriage, to Allan John Woods, lasted only a brief time.
Tasha Tudor illustrated nearly one hundred books, the last being Corgiville Christmas, released in 2003. Several were collaborative works with a New Hampshire friend Mary Mason Campbell. Tudor lived in Marlboro, Vermont in a house copied from that of other New Hampshire friends Donn & Doris Purvis. Her son Seth built the replication and lives next door with his family. It is documented in Drawn from New England, and in ''The Private World of Tasha Tudor''. Mother and son work closely on family endeavors.
She received many awards and honors, including Caldecott Honors for ''Mother Goose'' in 1945 and ''1 is One'' in 1957. She received the Regina Medal in 1971 for her contributions to children's literature. Her books feature simple, captivating and often rhyming text accompanied by enchanting detailed and realistic drawings with soft colors. Text and pictures are often bordered by intricate details such as flowers, birds or other charming objects and animals. The visual or textual content often refers to traditions , artifacts or memories of the 19th century. Her books are highly valued possessions of an appreciative audience, one that has grown since she was first represented in the 1940s by the Pennsylvania shop The Dutch Inn in Mill Hall. She also created thousands of original works of art which appear on Christmas cards, Advent calendars, Valentines, posters, and in other forms. The original art is found in museums, libraries, and hundreds of private collections around the world. One of her most famous books is Corgiville Fair, published in 1971. The first of a series to feature anthropomorphic corgis, the book was extremely popular.
Tudor toured the country for many years, giving speeches at libraries, colleges and museums. Her last major appearances were at the 1996 - 1997 retrospective exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg. Many of her personal artifacts and doll house objects were shown there as well as the manuscripts and watercolors for Corgiville Fair and A Time to Keep. The original art for these two books belongs to Colonel Thomas Strong Tudor and was loaned through the auspices of the Pierpont Morgan Library. An exhibition celebrating Tudor's holiday artwork and celebrations, ''Tasha Tudor's Spirit of the Holidays'', was gathered from the collections of Janette Knazek and Gretchen McKeever. The combined large and impressive exhibition was displayed in 2005 - 2006 at the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts and the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan in 2006 - 2007. It was shown at the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City from November 2007 through March 2008; and in Lake Charles, Lousiana. during the winter of 2008. That exhibit included two early oil paintings that Rosamund Tudor created of her daughter circa 1920 and 1930. Many other original paintings and her first miniature illustrated manuscript Hitty's Almanac were included in the 2006 exhibition at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont.
Tasha Tudor died on June 18, 2008 in Marlboro, Vermont. Tudor's daughters Bethany Tudor and Efner Holmes are also accomplished authors and illustrators.
Titles written and illustrated by Tasha Tudor include the following:
A Tale for Easter
Snow before Christmas
The Dolls' Christmas
Edgar Allan Crow
Amanda and the Bear
A is for Annabelle
1 is One
A Time to Keep
Tasha Tudor's Seasons of Delight
The Great Corgiville Kidnapping
Titles illustrated by Tasha Tudor include the following:
The Wind in the Willows, 1966, World Publishing
Wings from the Wind, 1964, J. B. Lippincott
A Basket of Herbs, 1983, Stephen Greene Press
The Night Before Christmas, 1975, Rand McNally & Company
The Secret Garden, 1962, Harper & Row Publishers
A Little Princess, 1963, Harper Collins Publishers
A Child's Garden of Verses, 1947, Henry Z. Walck, Inc.