Edward Ardizzone born October 16, 1900 in Haiphong, French Indochina. Ardizzone died in his home of a heart attack on November 8, 1979. His best-known work is the Tim series, featuring the maritime adventures of a young boy. The first book, Tim and the Brave Sea Captain, was published in 1936. The most famous of the books, Tim All Alone, won the first Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration in 1956. The series ended with Tim's Last Voyage (1972).