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Maud Petersham

Author,Illustrator

(1890 - 1971)

Maud Petersham

Maud Fuller Petersham (August 5, 1890 – November 29, 1971) and Miska Petersham (September 20, 1888 – May 15, 1960) were American writers and illustrators who helped set the direction for illustrated children’s books as we know them today. The Petershams worked closely with such pioneering children’s book editors as Louise Seaman Bechtel and May Massee, and with such innovative printers as Charles Stringer and William Glaser. They worked as a seamless partnership for more than five decades. Both prolific and versatile, they produced illustrations for more than 120 trade and textbooks, anthologies, and picture books. Of the 50 books they both wrote and illustrated, many were recognized with important awards or critical acclaim. They are known for technical excellence, exuberant color, and the introduction of international folk and modernist themes.



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Children of the Mountain Eagle (1927)

The story of a girl who lives in the mountains of Albania.

Read online at archive.org

Author(s): Elizabeth Cleveland Miller
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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The Christ Child (1931)

The story of the Nativity from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

Author(s): The Bible
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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The Circus Baby (1950)

Mother elephant decides it is time her baby learned proper table manners.

Read online at archive.org

Author(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Collier’s Junior Classics Volume 1 (1962)

This collection includes nursery rhymes, folk tales, favorite poems and nearly two dozen pictures books in somewhat condensed form.

Author(s): Margery Williams Bianco
Claire Huchet Bishop
Margaret Wise Brown
Wanda Gág
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Louis Slobodkin
Et al
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Louis Slobodkin
Tasha Tudor
Et al

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David (1938)

The story of David from the fight with Goliath to King of Israel.

Read online at archive.org

Author(s): The Bible
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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The Enchanted Forest (1920)

Six new fairy tales. Read online here.

Author(s): William Bowen
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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The F-U-N Book (1923)

An elementary school reader.

Read online at archive.org. 

Author(s): Mabel Guinnip La Rue
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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The F-U-N Book for Canadian Boys and Girls (1930)

An elementary school reader.

Read online at archive.org. 

Author(s): Mabel Guinnip La Rue
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Far Away Hills (1929)

An elementary school reader.

Author(s): Aymer Jay Hamilton
Wilhelmina Harper
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Fil and Filippa: Story of Child Life in the Philippines (1917)

A story about children living in the Philippines for American children. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): John Stuart Thomson
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Five Little Friends (1922)

Five school friends and their adventures in school and out. Read online at gutenberg.org.

Author(s): Sherred Willcox Adams
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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The Four and Lena (1938)

Four children and a goose head for the mountains for the summer.

Author(s): Marie Barringer
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Fun with Polly Parrot (1940)

An elementary school reader.

Author(s): Earnest Horn
Rose Wickey
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Get-A-Way and Hary Janos (1933)

A worn-out stuffed horse and a broken-down toy soldier travel to the land where toys become new again.

Author(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Good English (1918)

An elementary school textbook of English composition. This is the original one-volume edition. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Henry Seidel Canby
John Baker Opdycke
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Guld the Cavern King (1918)

A story of the Kobalds in their caverns. Highly praised by Zona Gale. The first edition of 1917 does not have the three plates called for in the 1918 edition from the Bookshop for Boys and Girls, Women’s Educational and Industrial Union. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Mary Lydia Bolles Branch
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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