(b. 1940) Contemporary American children's book author and illustrator.
An interesting item from her biography: She claims that whereas most artists do their thinking on paper, she does most of her work in her head. "I have few, if any, sketches." This is interesting because a viewer might assume that her minimalist style is the result of many refinements.
My favorite Goffstein book is My Noah's Ark, 1978. This little book proves that a great story doesn't require big action or loud execution and high-speed pacing. Quietly and carefully, Goffstein's story of an old woman's remembrances touches the inner life of the child—the life of imagination and reflection. "Our fun and sorrow seem to form a rainbow, and it warms me like sunshine."
The pictured page is from a well-used copy, given to me by a public library at my request when they cycled it out of their circulation.