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Janice May Udry was born on June 14, 1928 in Jacksonville, Illinois. She received her bachelor's degree in 1950 from Northwestern University. Her first book, A Tree Is Nice (1956), was awarded the Caldecott Medal for the illustrations by Marc Simont. Some of her books have also been illustrated by such famous illustrators as Maurice Sendak and Ed Young.
Scope and Content
The collection contains galleys, proofs and notes for four titles. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created.
The Mean Mouse, and Other Mean Stories (1962) is a picture book illustrated by Ed Young. There are 11 short stories within the book, all about mean creatures such as a dragon, a rabbit, and a blackbird. There is a proof for this title. In Thump and Plunk (1981), two siblings who fight about a doll named Plunkit and their mother has to help them resolve their differences. There is a galley and a proof of the front matter for this title. The Moon Jumpers (1959) is a picture book about four children, who on a summer evening, pretend that they are "moon jumpers" playing in the moonlight. There are notes to the editor for this title. There are also notes for Is Susan Here? (1962).
Series and Subseries
Box/Folder A. Books Is Susan Here? by Janice May Udry, illustrated by Peter Edwards (London, New York: Abelard Schuman, 1962). 1/1 Manuscript notes with sketches, 1 p. The Mean Mouse, and Other Mean Stories by Janice May Udry, illustrated by Ed Young (New York: Harper, 1962). 1/2 Galley, "second proof," 13 November 1961, 4 pp. The Moon Jumpers by Janice May Udry, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (New York: Harper, 1959). 1/3 Notes to editor, 1 p. Thump and Plunk by Janice May Udry, illustrated by Ann Schweninger (New York: Harper & Row, 1981). 1/4 Galleys, "client's copy," 23 July 1980, 3 copies. 1/5 Proof of front matter, 23 March 1981, 3 pp.
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Hattiesburg, MS 39406
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