Adrienne Adams


Birthday February 10, 1906

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Arkansas

DEATH DATE Dec 3, 2002 (96)

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American children's book illustrator who won two Caldecott medals for Houses from the Sun and The Day We Saw the Sun Come Up.

Before Fame

She attended the University of Missouri and The American School of Design.


She also illustrated two well-known fairy tales: Thumbelina and The Shoemaker and the Elves.

Family Life

She married John Anderson in 1935 and illustrated one of his children's books, Bag of Smoke, in 1942.

Associated With

Robert Lawson was also a Caldecott medal winning illustrator.