King Midas and the Golden Touch, Haig and Regina Shekerjian

Today's vintage children's book, King Midas and the Golden Touch, is illustrated by the husband and wife team of Haig and Regina Shekerjian. Unfortunately, information about this couple seems to be elusive, so the best I can give you is a post I did on another book they illustrated back in 2011.

King Midas and the Golden Touch
By Al Perkins
Pictures by Haig and Regina Shekerjian
Scholastic Book Services, 1973


Real Science Riddles, Talivaldis Stubis

Today's vintage children's book, Real Science Riddles, was illustrated by graphic designer and illustrator Talivaldis Stubis (5/22/26 - 11/08/09). In addition to illustrating almost two dozen children's books, Stubis designed hundreds of now famous posters for stage and screen. Stubis won numerous awards for his books, including his 1962 book, A Pocketful of Seasons, that was named one of New York Time's 100 Best Books of the Year. Stubis's work was also very popular in Japan.

Rose Wyler, along with husband Gerald Ames, published many Science books in the 1950's, 60's and 70's, with the aim of making Science more approachable
to children.

Real Science Riddles
By Rose Wyler
Pictures by Talivaldis Stubis
Scholastic Books, 1971


John Henry, Ezra Jack Keats

Today's vintage children's book is John Henry, An American Legend, illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats. This great American folk tale has been illustrated by many different artists over the years, but Keats does it justice with his use of color, texture and distinctive style.

John Henry
An American Legend
Story and Pictures by Ezra Jack Keats
Scholastic Book Services, 1970