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Purposes of the Randolph Caldecott Society of America
Executive Board of the Randolph Caldecott Society of America
Last Meeting of the Society - March 24, 2001
The Randolph Caldecott Society of America held its Annual General Meeting/Caldecott Birthday Celebration recently at the St. Johns County Public Library. The purpose of the society is to bring together those people who are dedicated to the remembrance, appreciation, and promotion of the art of Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886), nineteenth-century English illustrator, artist, and sculptor. Caldecott is buried in St. Augustines Evergreen Cemetery.
Janet Paparelli, Childrens Librarian, St. Johns County Public Library, introduced the 2001 Caldecott Medal winning books. The American Library Association announced these winners in January and the medals will be awarded at the ALA annual summer conference. These awards are given to the artists of the most distinguished American Picture Books for children. David Small, illustrator of So You Want to be President? is the 2001 winner of the Caldecott Medal. The book was written by Judith St. George and published by Philomel Books. There were three Caldecott Honor Books: Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888, illustrated by Christopher Bing and published by Handprint Books; Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type, illustrated by Betsy Lewin and published by Simon & Schuster Childrens Publishing; and Olivia, illustrated by Ian Falconer and published by Simon & Schuster Childrens Publishing
The local Caldecott Society will purchase the above winning books for placement in the Randolph Caldecott Childrens Room at the main St. Johns County Public Library in St. Augustine.
The first part of the meeting program, RANDOLPH CALDECOTT AND THE CALDECOTT MEDAL, was presented by Amanda Inmon, Sixth Grade student at Darrell Cookman Middle School in Jacksonville, Florida. Amanda gave an overview of Mr. Caldecotts life and art work concluding with the establishment of the medal in his honor in 1938.
The Caldecott Society has placed a Birthday floral arrangement on the Caldecott grave in Evergreen Cemetery.
The next meeting will be held during Caldecott's birth month of March, 2002.
Anyone interested in more information concerning the Caldecott Society is invited to contact Gwen P. Reichert (Email firstname.lastname@example.org), President or Arthur R. Boccieri (Email email@example.com) Vice President.
Submitted by:Gwen P. Reichert, President, RCSA
Pages Written by Allan C. Reichert (Email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Randolph Caldecott Society of America