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Dahlov Ipcar

Dahlov Ipcar

In a career spanning more than eighty years, Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar (1917-2017) wrote and illustrated more than thirty children's and young adult books, starting with The Little Fisherman (by Margaret Wise Brown) in 1945 and including The Cat at Night and My Wonderful Christmas Tree. Dahlov Ipcar was born in Vermont and raised in Greenwich Village. She summered in Maine after her parents (the famed sculptor William Zorach and artist Marguerite Zorach) bought a farm on Georgetown Island in 1923. Thirteen years later, eighteen-year-old Dahlov, an aspiring artist, married Adolph Ipcar. The young couple left New York City in 1937 to live on the Maine farm where they first met. By the early 1940s, Ipcar had nearly given up thoughts of writing and illustrating books, when she was contacted by a New York publisher to illustrate The Little Fisherman. The struggling young artist jumped at the chance, and this charming title helped launch a prolific career that saw her write and illustrate more than thirty children's books of her own.

In 2001, she received The Katahdin Award, a lifetime achievement award from the Maine Library Association, and in 2010, she was awarded the New England Independent Booksellers Association's prestigious President's Award for her outstanding contribution to arts and letters. 

Lobsterman (Down East Quality Reprint) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780892720323
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Published: Down East Books -

Lobsterman tells the story of a day in the life of a lobsterman's son, working alongside his father.


One Horse Farm Cover Image
ISBN: 9781934031391
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Published: Islandport Press - August 1st, 2011

One Horse Farm, first published in 1950, tells the story of a boy and a horse who grow up together on a farm and watch the world change around them. It's a book that comes from the heart for legendary Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar, who has lived on a farm in Georgetown, Maine, for more than seventy years. It was the life I lived, she says.


The Wonderful Egg Cover Image
ISBN: 9781909263284
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Published: Flying Eye Books - May 13th, 2014

Dahlov Ipcar's classic picture book explores the glorious world of dinosaurs from Brontosaurus to Tyrannosaurus. Fifteen weird and wonderful prehistoric creatures soar, swim, and crawl through Ipcar's striking illustrations in bold and beautiful color which will entice and enthral young readers.


I Like Animals Cover Image
ISBN: 9781909263253
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Published: Flying Eye Books - April 15th, 2014

Every child loves animals. At some point, all of us have wished for our own zoo filled with beasts and birds; a pet shop with cats, dogs, and fish in every shape and color; a cabin in the woods to spy on brown bears and wild wolves; and a ranch with mustangs to race across the plains! Here's a book for every animal lover.


Black And White Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781909263444
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Published: Flying Eye Books - April 14th, 2015

In this unheralded civil rights allegory composed in the heat of the early 60s, two little dogs frolic and dream of adventures beyond their wildest imaginations, from jungles of the Congo with towering ebony elephants to the whitewashed, frigid arctic where the icy white polar bears roam.


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