The Little Fisherman is a milestone in the illustrious career of the legendary Dahlov Ipcar. The book, originally published in 1945, was the very first children’s book illustrated by the then twenty-eight-year-old artist. The book, with its authentic coastal scenes, helped establish her distinctive style and ignited a four-decade-long creative run that saw her write and illustrate more than thirty children’s books, all from a studio overlooking her farm on Georgetown Island, Maine. The fact that Ipcar’s first book was also written by Margaret Wise Brown only adds to its importance in the world of children’s literature.
Written by Margaret Brown. Illustrated by Dahlov Ipcar