This is the life of Garth Williams as an artist and illustrator, of his journey from his training at the Royal College of Art, to capturing the frontier in Little House, to etching humanity into beloved animal characters. Also explored is the historical context that affected Williams’ life and art, both in the old world and new. Despite the frenetic pace of post-war suburbanization, Williams captured the powerful yearning for a simpler American past. Complete with 40 pages of Williams’ best illustrations from his eclectic portfolio, this is the first full biography of Garth Williams.