Sheilah Beckett

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Sheilah Beckett
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Born September 5, 1913
Died Ossining, New York
Nationality American
Known for Illustration
Notable work Little Golden Books

Sheilah Beckett (September 5, 1913 - November 17, 2013[1]) was an American illustrator, known for her work on the Little Golden Books series. She illustrated more than 70 classic fairy-tale titles for Little Golden Books, among them The Twelve Days of Christmas,[2] The Twelve Dancing Princesses, and Snow White and Rose Red.[3] She also illustrated several contemporary volumes of poetry, and a variety of 18th and 19th century adult works, including Lowell Baird's 1959 translation of Candide[4] and a 1940 adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore.[5] At the time of her death, Beckett resided and worked in Ossining, New York.