Edwin TunisEdwin Burdette Tunis (1897–1973) was an American painter, mural artist, book illustrator, radio announcer, actor, theater set designer and author.
As a children's writer Tunis was one runner-up for the Newbery Medal in 1962. He also won the Thomas A. Edison Foundation Children's Book Award for special excellence in portraying America’s past.
He wrote and illustrated several books, including: Oars, Sails, and Steam: A Picture Book of Ships; Weapons; Wheels; Colonial Living; and Indians. Provided by Wikipedia