• Ilse’s Books

    Ilse is an internationally renowned children’s book author and illustrator who has illustrated stories from Italy, Latvia, Russia, and Sweden. Her first book, The Bremen Town Musicians, was a Caldecott Honor book.

  • About Ilse

    Ilse is the recipient of the 1985 Ezra Jack Keats Fellowship. She has taught at numerous institutions including the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Harvard/Radcliffe Seminars as well as the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

  • Take a Class with Ilse

    Experience firsthand the wonder of children’s book creation in Ilse’s class, Illustrating Children’s Books: Beginning to Intermediate. You’ll work in a small-group environment to produce your own children’s book “dummy.”

  • Exhibitions

    Ilse has shown her work in exhibitions at the Concord Free Public Library and the DeCordova Museum in Massachusetts, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.