The very name Augusta Baker conjures up a now lost time of low profile, ingenious children’s book publishing; a time of appreciation with standards as rock solid as Augusta Baker herself. Augusta’s genuine passion for “the real thing;” a simple, clear, unpatronizing view of the world of children made her one of the best mentors and a best friend.
Award-winning author/illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are
Next time you settle down with a book in your hands and a child or grandchild on your lap, you may want to thank Augusta Baker for the treasure of children's literature you hold.
Charles Bierbauer, Dean
USC College of Mass Communications and