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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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The Magic Doll of Roumania (1929)

A little American girl is taken on a magical trip to Roumania by her doll.

Author(s): Marie Queen of Roumania
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Martin the Goose Boy (1932)

Gustel’s grandfather, who is the best clock-maker in the Tyrol, carves him a wooden goose boy named Martin to keep him company on the mountains.

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

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Miki (1929)

Miki visits Hungary where he makes many new friends.

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

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Miki and Mary: Their Search for Treasures (1934)

Miki and Mary take a world tour on an ocean liner and bring back souvenirs of their travels.

Read online at archive.org

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

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Miss Posy Longlegs (1955)

Posy the long-legged calf proves to have a talent for jumping.

Author(s): Miriam E. Mason
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Moses (1938)

From a baby in a basket in the bulrushes to the splitting of the Red Sea and the destruction of Pharaoh, forty years in the desert and the final sight of the Promised Land.

Read online at archive.org.

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

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My Bookhouse: From the Tower Window (1920)

A collection of stories, poems and tales. Read online at archive.org.

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

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My Bookhouse: The Latch Key (1920)

Short biographies of the authors included in the set, along with some reference material and indexes. Read online at archive.org.

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

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My Bookhouse: Up One Pair of Stairs (1920)

Part of a six volume anthology, this volume includes poetry and longer folk and fairy tales. The cover showing Little Red Riding Hood is from the first edition. The image faded badly and was replaced with a plate of Rose White and Rose Red. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Arthur Ransome
Various
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Et al

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My Very First Book (1948)

A baby book. This is the cover of the slip case.

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

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Nursery Friends from France (1925)

A collection of songs, nursery rhymes and tales from France intended for younger children.

Read online at archive.org

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

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Off to Bed: Seven Stories for Wide-Awakes (1954)

Short animal bed time stories.

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

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The Peppernuts (1958)

The four Peppernut children enjoy living in an old hunting lodge in the woods. They help buy it so their family will not have to move.

Read online at archive.org

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

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The Picnic Book (1934)

An elementary school reader.

Author(s): Jean Young Ayer
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Pinocchio (1932)

The story of the little wooden puppet who wished to become a real boy.

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

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Pleasant Pathways (1928)

A primary school reader.

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

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The Poppy Seed Cakes (1924)

A collection of short stories about two not-very-good children told by Aunt Katushka.

Read online at archive.org

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

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