A lesser know picture book called "Glaciers" is a non-fiction work, written by Wendell Tangborn. The original printing of this book was illustrated by an artist with a realistic, yet a bit ho-hum pen-and ink style. I accidentally ordered this one online when I was trying to track down a picture book I had borrowed from the library. This library copy had been a reprinted version a few years more recent, with Marc Simont as illustrator. "Glaciers", with Simont's renderings, bursts with feeling. His sensitive line quality and an added human elements made you want to explore the icy worlds. With the two books side by side, I was able to see what illustrations for me evoked a story rather than just instructed on facts. I appreciated Marc Simont's great talents even more.
I see his influence in many contemporary illustrators today. He has left a mark in me as a reader and artist as well.