University of Minnesota Duluth Library

Robert Kraus

1925 - 2001

(2008 Kerlan Award)

 

The Kerlan Award is given "in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children's literature and in appreciation for generous donation of unique resources to the Kerlan Collection for the study of children's literature." The books listed below are owned by the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Library.

Author

Kraus, Robert. (1999). Herman the helper. (Pictures by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey). New York, NY : Sagebrush. PRIM-FIC K917her

Herman the helpful octopus is always willing to assist anyone who needs his help--old or young, friend or enemy.

Kraus, Robert. (2000). Mouse in love. (Illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey). New York : Orchard Books. PRIM-FIC K917MO

Mouse searches high and low for his true love, only to find her right next door.

Kraus, Robert. (1974). Pinchpenny Mouse. (Illustrated by Robert Byrd). New York : Windmill Books. PRIM-FIC K917pi

Of all the mice employed by the Ajax Mousetrap Company, only Pinchpenny saves his money.  When the company folds, can he help his fellow mice? Will he?

Kraus, Robert. (1972). The tree that stayed up until next Christmas. (Pictures by Edna Eicke). New York : Windmill Books. PRIM-FIC K917tr

Three toy friends decide to leave their Christmas tree up for Valentine's Day--and the next holiday, and the next--until suddenly it's Christmas again!

Kraus, Robert. (1986). Where are you going little mouse? (Pictures by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey). New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC K917WG

A little mouse runs away from home to find a "nicer" family, but when darkness comes, he misses them and realizes how much he loves them.

Kraus, Robert. (1970). Whose mouse are you? (Pictures by Jose Aruego). New York : Macmillan. PRIM-FIC K917WH

A lonely little mouse has to be resourceful in order to bring his family back together.

Author/Illustrator

 

Kraus, Robert. (1973). How Spider saved Halloween. New York : Scholastic. PRIM-FIC K917HSA

With the help of his friends, Spider comes up with such a good disguise for Halloween that he impresses the neighborhood and saves himself and his friends form bullies.

Illustrator

 

Stevens, Carla. (1962). Rabbit & skunk and the scary rock. (Pictures by Robert Kraus). S.L. : Young Scott Books. PRIM-FIC S8438rs.

Rabbit and Skunk decide to take a nap, but strange noises from the rock they sleep next to make Skunk curious to solve this mystery.

Stevens, Carla. (1964). Rabbit and skunk and the big fight. (Illustrations by Robert Kraus). New York : Young Scott. PRIM-FIC S8438rb

When Woodchuck starts eating Rabbit's grass, Skunk wants Rabbit to stand up and fight for it.

 

Author/Illustrator Information

Children's Literature Network (CLN) : Birthday Bios: Robert Kraus http://www.childrensliteraturenetwork.org/birthbios/brthpage/06jun/621krau.html

JacketFlap : Robert Kraus http://www.jacketflap.com/robert-kraus/133100

Kraus, (Herman) Robert 1925-2001 (Eugene H. Hippopotamus, E. S. Silly, L. M. Tubby). (2002). In Something about the author (Vol. 130, pp. 127).  Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Kraus, (Herman) Robert 1925- (Eugene H. Hippopotamus, E. S. Silly, L. M. Tubby). (1997). In Something about the author (Vol. 93, pp. 89-96).  Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Kraus, (Herman) Robert 1925- (Eugene H. Hippopotamus, E. S. Silly, L. M. Tubby). (1991). In Something about the author (Vol. 65, pp.112-115).  Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Kraus, Robert 1925- .(1971). In Something about the author (Vol. 4, pp.139-140).  Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Robert Kraus : My life in owrds and pictures. (1991). In Something about the author autobiography series (Vol. 11, pp. 177-196). Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database.

 

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