Simms Taback, 79, Author Of Wry Children’s Books

By STEVEN HELLER
OBITUARIES


Simms Taback, a children’s book illustrator and author who won the Caldecott Medal in 2000 for his adaptation of the nonsensical Yiddish folktale “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” died last Sunday at his home in Ventura, Calif. He was 79. The cause was...

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