Children's literature, American -- 20th century.
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Verna Aardema was born in New Era, Michigan on June 6, 1911. In the 1970s Aardema teamed up with illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon to produce three picture books. Their Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears (1975) received the Caldecott Medal in 1976 and the Brooklyn Art Books for Children Award in 1977. The collection contains both autobiographical material and material related to seven of her books.
The Armstrong Sperry Papers contain a carbon copy of a typescript of Captain Cook Explores the South Seas (1955). Sperry commonly wrote exciting books featuring heroic characters overcoming formidable obstacles in an effort to inspire fortitude in children.
Andrew Svenson was a best-selling author whose name remained largely unknown to the public. Under a variety of pseudonyms, Svenson authored or co-authored more than seventy Happy Hollisters, Bobbsey Twins, and Hardy Boys series books. The Andrew Svenson Papers contain production materials for twenty-one books authored by Svenson.