Canadian children’s author Carol Kendall, best known for books such as The Gammage Cup (1959) and The Whisper of Glocken (1965), has died at the age of 94.
Kendall’s first books, such as The Black Seven (1946) and The Baby Snatcher (1952), were written for adult audiences. But it was her work for younger readers that led to her greatest successes. The Gammage Cup was the first of a series of novels about the Minnipins, a race of tiny human-like creatures.
As well as writing further fantasy novels in the Minnipins series, Carol Kendall became interested in folk tales and wrote a number of books based upon these stories. She won a number of awards during her career, including the Parents’ Choice Award and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award.