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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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Pran of Albania (1929)

The story of a fourteen-year-old girl in nineteenth century Albania who rejects an arranged marriage.

Read online at archive.org. 

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

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Reading to Find Out (1923)

An elementary school reader.

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

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Religion: First Course (1920)

A textbook of religion for Catholic grammar schools that utilizes the Socratic method. This is apparently the student edition. Read online at Hathitrust.

The collection of questions is much longer. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Roderick Aloysius MacEachen
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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The Ring of the Löwenskölds (1931)

A tale of jealousy and revenge from beyond the grave. Includes three novelettes: The General’s Ring, Charlotte Löwensköld, and Anna Svard.

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

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Rip Van Winkle & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1951)

Two tales, one of the layabout who slept for twenty years and the other of the pumpkin-headed night rider on Halloween.

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

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Rootabaga Stories (1951)

Omnilbus collection of American fairy tales from the poet of the prairies including Rootabaga Stories and Rootabaga Pigeons.

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

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Ruth (1938)

How a Moabite woman became the great-grandmother of the king of Israel.

Read online at archive.org. 

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

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The Shepherd Psalm (1962)

A setting of the 23rd Psalm:

The Lord is my true shepherd,
There is nothing I shall want..

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

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The Silver Mace (1956)

A brief history of the colonial capitol of Virginia up to the time of the revolution.

Read online at archive.org

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

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Stories from the Old Testament: Joseph, Moses, Ruth, David (1938)

Four favorite Old Testament stories of the Patriarchs.

Read online at archive.org

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

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Stories from the Rootabaga Country (1958)

A collection of Rootabaga stories by the poet of the prairies.

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

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The Story Book of Aircraft (1935)

A book about airplanes and flying.

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

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The Story Book of Clothes (1933)

An illustrated book about the clothes we wear and where they come from.

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

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The Story Book of Coal (1935)

A book about coal and its many uses.

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

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The Story Book of Coal and Oil (1948)

An anthology containing The Story Book of Coal and The Story Book of Oil.

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

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The Story Book of Corn (1936)

A book about the wonder-grain of the Americas.

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

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The Story Book of Cotton (1939)

A look at how cotton is grown and used.

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

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