Posted on 03/16/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Happy belated birthday to artist and illustrator Wanda Gág, whose 106th birthday was last Monday.

Don’t know who she is? She’s the author of the oldest American picture book still in print, and we thank Literary Hub for calling her to our attention.

Gág’s Millions of Cats (which is about exactly what you’d think it is) was an instant hit, winning the Newbery Honor in 1929, the year after it came out.

Enjoy more details of its story and admire its artwork on Literary Hub.

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