When I was a child my very favorite book was the Tasha Tudor Book of Fairy Tales. My brother and I used to make my parents read it to us over and over again, to the point that if one of them made a reading error we would correct them. I used to stare at her drawings for hours. I still have my tattered copy of that book, I still occasionally take it out and look at it, and it still seems a little bit like magic to me. Tasha Tudor died last week at the age of 92. If the interview with her I read recently is any indication she was one crazy old lady, my favorite kind.