American Book Collectors of Children’s Literature

April 24, 2004, Boston Athenaeum

Founded in 1986, the American Book Collectors of Children’s Literature (ABCs) Connecticut Chapter is open to authors and illustrators, book dealers, collectors, faculty members, librarians, and others who have an interest in collecting, preserving, reading, and studying children’s books no matter where they live.

The ABCs Connecticut Chapter invited Ticknor members and friends to join them at the Boston Athenaeum for a guided tour of the Athenaeum’s recently renovated children’s room and some older children’s books from their collections. After lunch, the group met at the West Newton studio of Nancy Schon, the sculptor who created the Make Way for Ducklings statues in the Boston Common, the Tortoise and the Hare at Copley Square, and similar works.

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