Allan W. Anderson and
Leslie Rhea Lewis


Artist, illustrator, and graphic designer Leslie Rhea Lewis has produced a large body of work during her career. In addition to her fine art, she has made everything from advertising materials and logos to scientific illustrations. She writes, "Years ago, when Allan was my professor, we discovered a mutual love of whimsical verse. He gave me an early manuscript of The Mifflinger Sea, and I, in return, drew some illustrations for him. He was very encouraging to me as a young artist, and I am delighted to be a part of this project now."

For this volume, Leslie colored her original 1960's vintage drawings, added more paintings, and designed the magical cover. In all, a dozen evocative images grace the poems in this volume, including this illustration for the poem Flower:

There is a flower outside my window
It has grown quite tall
In the wind and the rain I really don't know
How it stands at all
Unless, of course, there are little people
Who watch flowers grow
And rush to help those thin as a steeple
While the gales blow.