Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Helen Nicoll R.I.P

Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski with their greatest collaborative creation, Meg and Mog
Here at ReadItDaddy we were very sad to hear that Helen Nicoll, Author of the sublime Meg and Mog books, has passed away at the age of 74.

With her long-time collaborator and illustrator friend Jan Pienkowski, Helen created the best selling Meg and Mog books.


These were some of the first books I read as a child, and it was great to read how Helen and Jan used to meet at a Motorway Service Station to fine tune the books and illustrations before they were sent to the publishers. 

She will be very sorely missed. 



2 comments:

Mark Thornton said...

I hadn't heard that. Very sad. Meg and Mog big favourites...

Phil May, ReadItDaddy said...

Yup. some great memories. Timeless books that I loved as a kiddie and my daughter loves now. Real sad loss to children's literature. Always secretly hoped there'd be one or two more books...