Charles Mikolaycak

1937 - 1993

(1987 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 Kathryn A. Martin Library.


Mikolaycak, Charles. (1984). Babushka : an old Russian folktale. New York : Holiday House. 398.2 M6367b

Retells the traditional tale of the old lady who, having missed her chance to take gifts to the newborn Christ Child, still wanders leaving gifts for all children in hopes that, one day, she will come upon Him.


Greenleaf, Margery. (1968). Banner over me; a tale of the Norman conquest. (Illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak). NY Follett. INTR-FIC G8144ba

The story of two young Saxons, twin brothers, one a member of the king's own guard, the other a minstrel in Normandy who became involved in the conflict between England's King Harold and William Saxon, Duke of Normandy.

Snyder, Zilpha Keatley. (1985). The changing maze. (Illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak). New York : Macmillan ; London : Collier Macmillan. PRIM-FIC S6754ch

A shepherd boy braves the evil magic of a wizard's maze to save his pet lamb.

Chaikin, Miriam. (1987). Exodus = [Yetsi'at Mitsrayim]. (Adapted from the Bible by Miriam Chaikin; illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak). New York : Holiday House. 222 C434e

Retells the Biblical story of Moses leading his enslaved people out of Egypt.

Hodges, Margaret. (1972). The Gorgon's head : a myth from the isles of Greece. (Illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak). Boston : Little, Brown. 398.2 H689g

Perseus, son of Zeus, cuts off the head of Medusa and rescues the princess Andromeda.

Hoover, Helen . (1967). Great wolf and the good woodsman. (Illustrated by Chales Mikolaycak). New York : Parents' Magazine Press . PRIM-FIC H7896gr

The miracle of Christmas permits the animals to work together as friends, despite their fear of the Great Wolf, and to rescue their beloved woodsman.

Pellowski, Anne. (1980). The nine crying dolls : a story from Poland. (Retold by Anne Pellowski ; illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak). New York : Philomel Books in cooperation with the U.S. Committee for UNICEF. 398.2 P3923n

In an effort to cure her own baby of his incessant crying, a mother inadvertently starts an epidemic of crying babies in her village.

Cumberlege, Vera G. (1974). Shipwreck. (Illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak). Chicago : Follett Pub. Co. PRIM-FIC C9692S

Anxious for the day when he can row out with the lifeboat crew, Jim is unhappy that the old boat is to be replaced with a powered one until he witnesses a shipwreck during a storm.

Author/Illustrator Information

Berman, R. (2001). Charles Mikolaycak. The Kerlan Awards in children's literature, 1975-2001 (pp. 101-109). St. Paul: Pogo Press. Children REF PN 497 .K47 2001

Leffingwell, Edward. (n.d.). Charles Mikolaycak: Illustration in an Art Historical and Decorative Arts Context.

Charles Mikolaycak

Mikolaycak, Charles 1937-1993. (1994). In Something about the author (Vol. 78, pp. 120-123). Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 199, 1971- 2009

Mikolaycak, Charles 1937-1993. (1994). In Something about the author (Vol. 75, pp. 133-134). Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 199, 1971- 2009

Charles Mikolaycak 1937- . (1976). In Something about the author (Vol. 9, pp. 143-144). Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 199, 1971- 2009

Charles Mikolaycak 1937- . (1987). In Something about the author autobiography series (Vol. 4, pp. 263-282). Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database.



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