An iconic female author has just passed away. On Tuesday, author and illustrator Judith Kerr has taken her final breath at the age of 95.
"Her publisher, HarperCollins, confirmed the news with a tweet on Thursday morning. Kerr was best known for her first picture book, 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea,' which brought joy to generations of children and their parents," reported the Huffington Post.
Kerr first published a book at the age of 40. She was born in Berlin, Germany and her family fled the country thanks to her father's open critics of the Nazis.
"In her 50-year career, she published more than 30 books. Her latest, illustrated chapter book 'The Curse of the School Rabbit,' will be published in June 2019, originally to celebrate her 96th birthday. Kerr had been scheduled to speak at the Hay Festival on 1 June, in conversation with Claire Armitstead, about the book," according to reports.
Fans reacted to the news online by posting numerous tributes to the late author. Many people posted photos of Kerr's books or write short stories describing how Kerr's works had impacted their lives. They also offered their condolences to her family.
Kerr had a beloved fan base around the world. Her books brought happiness to countless amounts of people. Through her writing and her art, Kerr's memory will live on forever.
Please join us in praying for her family at this time. May they find comfort in her memory and her books and may they also grow in their faith in God during this sad time. Are you a fan of her work? Let us know in the comments section of our Facebook page!