LONDON (AP) — Judith Kerr, author and illustrator of the bestselling “The Tiger Who Came to Tea” and other beloved children’s books, has died at the age of 95.
HarperCollins chief executive Charlie Redmayne announced her death Thursday. The publisher did not provide details.
Kerr “was a brilliantly talented artist and storyteller who has left us an extraordinary body of work,” he said.
The beguiling story of the tea-drinking tiger has been shared by parents with young children since it was first published in 1968 and has never been out of print. It has sold more than 5 million copies.
Her next book introduced Mog the cat, who starred in some 15 books and developed a large following until “Goodbye Mog” was published in 2002.