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Miska Petersham

Author,Illustrator

(1888 - 1960)

Miska 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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History Stories for Primary Grades: Indiana Edition (1920)

An elementary school reader with stories bases on American history. Contains a supplement based on Indiana history. Read online at Hathitrust. Or at Archive.org.

Author(s): John Walter Wayland
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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In Animal Land (1924)

An early elementary school reader.

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

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In Clean Hay (1953)

A Christmas story about a puppet show in Poland.

Author(s): Eric Philbrook Kelly
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Jesus’ Story: A Little New Testament (1942)

Bible text from the King James Version (KJV)

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

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Joseph and His Brothers: From the Story Told in the Book of Genesis (1938)

Tells how his brothers sold him into slavery in Egypt, but God brought good out of evil and preserved his family from famine.

Read online at archive.org

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

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Let’s Learn About Silk (1967)

The story of the making of silk.

Author(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Illustrator(s): James E. Barry

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Let’s Learn About Sugar (1969)

Tells the story of sugar cane and sugar through the ages.

Author(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Illustrator(s): James E. Barry

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Literature, A Series of Anthologies: Book Five (1946)

An anthology of American literature intended for high school juniors.

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

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Literature, A Series of Anthologies: Book Four (1945)

An anthology intended for high school sophomores.

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

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Literature: A Series of Anthologies: Book One (1943)

An anthology intended for seventh grade students.

Read online at archive.org

Author(s): Ethan Allen Cross
Elizabeth Lehr
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Literature, A Series of Anthologies: Book Six (1947)

An anthology intended for high school seniors.

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

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Literature, A Series of Anthologies: Book Three (1944)

An anthology intended for high school freshmen.

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

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Literature, A Series of Anthologies: Book Two (1943)

An anthology intended for eighth graders.

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

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A Little Book of Prayers (1941)

A book of short prayers for children.

Author(s): Emilie Fendall Johnson
The Bible
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Little Girl Blue (1926)

When Winkie’s mother is reported to have died, she is expelled from her boarding school and enters the inferno of the orphanage system.

Author(s): Beth A. Retner
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Little Indians (1930)

An elementary school reader.

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

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Little Ugly Face and Other Indian Tales (1925)

An elementary school reader.

Read online at archive.org

Author(s): Florence Claudine Coolidge
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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