Alice Rose and Martin Provensen

Alice Rose Provensen (née Twitchell; August 14, 1918 – April 23, 2018) and Martin Provensen (July 10, 1916 – March 27, 1987) were an American couple who illustrated more than 40 children’s books together, 19 of which they also wrote and edited. According to Alice, “we were a true collaboration. Martin and I really were one artist.”

Books in order of publication:

The Fuzzy Duckling, by Jane Werner Watson (Little Golden Book 1949)

Katie the Kitten, by Kathryn & Byron Jackson

The Little Fat Policeman, by Margaret Wise Brown and Edith Thacher Hurd (Little Golden Book 1950)

Tales from the Ballet, selected by Louis Untermeyer (Golden Press, 1968)

The Mother Goose Book (Random House, 1976)

The Provensen Animal Book (Golden Press, 1952), a.k.a. The Animal Fair

A Horse and a Hound, A Goat and A Gander ~Maple Hill Farm content

Town & Country

My Little Hen (Random House, 1973) ~Maple Hill Farm content

A Child’s Garden of Verses (Simon and Schuster, 1951)

Leonardo da Vinci (Paper engineering by John Strejan, The Viking Press,1984)

The Golden Bible: The New Testament (Golden Press, 1953)

The Golden Treasury of Myths and Legends by Anne Terry White (Golden Press, 1959)

Aesop’s Fables (Golden Press)

The Iliad and the Odyssey by Jane Werner Watson (Golden Press, 1956)

What Is a Color?

The Book of Seasons (Random House)

Golden Book of Fun and Nonsense

The Provensen Book of Fairy Tales

The Color Kittens, by Margaret Wise Brown (Little Golden Books, 1949)

Alfred Lord Tennyson’s Charge of the Light Brigade (Golden; Paul Hamlyn, 1964) — an edition of Tennyson’s 1854 poem

Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm (Random House, 1974) ~Maple Hill Farm content

A Peaceable Kingdom: the Shaker abecedarius (Viking, 1978) — an edition of “Rhymes of Animals”, Shaker Manifesto, July 1882

The Year at Maple Hill Farm (Atheneum, 1978) ~Maple Hill Farm content

An Owl and Three Pussycats (Atheneum, 1981) ~Maple Hill Farm content

A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: poems for innocent and experienced travelers, by Nancy Willard (Harcourt Brace, 1981)

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot, July 25, 1909 (Viking, 1983)

The Voyage of the Ludgate Hill: travels with Robert Louis Stevenson, by Nancy Willard (Harcourt Brace, 1987)

Shaker Lane (Viking, 1987)

Come, Lord Jesus (~1965)

Funny Bunny by Rachel Learnard (Golden)

Fireside Book of Folk Songs

Fireside Book of Love Songs

Fireside Cookbook

Roses Are Red, Are Violets Blue? (Random House)

Instruments of the Orchestra, by Jane Bunche

Ten Great Plays, by William Shakespeare (Hamlyn, 1963)

Who’s in the Egg? (Golden, 1970)

A Play on Words (Random House, 1970)

The Golden Serpent by Walter Dean Myers (Viking, 1980)

Birds, beasts, and the third thing: poems by D.H. Lawrence (Viking, 1982) — an edition of Lawrence’s 1925 collection

Karen’s Opposites (Golden, 1963)

Karen’s Curiosity (Golden, 1963)

“The Old-Fashioned Cookbook” by Jan McBride Carlton (Weathervane Books, 1975)

Publications by Alice Provensen since 1988

The Buck Stops Here: the presidents of the United States (Harper & Row, 1990)

Punch in New York (Viking, 1991) ‡

My Fellow Americans: a family album (San Diego: Browndeer Press, 1995)

Count on me (Harcourt Brace, 1998) — set of 10 board books ‡

The Master Swordsman & The Magic Doorway: two legends from ancient China, retold and illus. Alice Provensen (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2001) ‡

A Day in the Life of Murphy (S&S BYR, 2003) ‡ ~Maple Hill Farm content

Klondike Gold (S&S BYR, 2005)

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