Sad news yesterday from Martha's Vineyard, which was just shared here at Scholatic via company email - Norman Bridwell, creator of everyone's favorite Big Red Dog, passed away at the age of 86.
Here's a link to a post that I did in 2013, when Scholastic celebrated Clifford's 50th birthday. That was an exciting time here; the official birthday was on Valentine's Day, which was when the original Clifford the Big Red Dog was published, but the celebration had actually begun the year before, because it was in 1962 that Mr. Bridwell had originally sent a set of drawings which included one of a little girl with a very big, bright red dog. Relinking today in honor of Clifford's creator.
What a wonderful life to have lived.