World Famous Children's Book Author Dies at 95, Fans Remembering Her Nostalgic Work

May 23, 2019May 23, 2019

Some sad news was just confirmed about an extremely beloved children’s author. Judith Kerr, the author of “The Tiger Who Came To Tea,” has passed away at the age of 95.

HarperCollins, her publisher, announced the author’s death. Kerr was also a famous illustrator.

Kerr’s most famous work was her first picture book, “The Tiger Who Came To Tea.” The book brought decades of happiness to children, parents, and grandparents.

Beyond that, Kerr had an ongoing project about a family and their cat. According to the Huffington Post, Kerr’s first book was published when she was in her 40s. In 2017, it reached its millionth sale.

HarperCollins' Ann-Janine Murtagh said, “It has been the greatest honour and privilege to know and publish Judith Kerr for over a decade, though of course, her history with HarperCollins goes back over 50 years.”

She continued, “She came to visit our offices frequently- always bringing her books in person; often arriving on the number nine bus and leaving us all full of laughter and in awe of her astonishing zest for life and absolute commitment to delivering the very best books for children. My thoughts at this time are with her children, Matthew and Tacy, and her grandchildren.”

Several other people took to social media to talk about Kerr's death:

Please be praying for Kerr's children and grandchildren during this time. Did you love her books? Let us know! In other recent news, a TV star just died at 65 after a short illness.

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