Ted Rand

1915 - 2005

(2005 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.


Martin, Bill, Jr. (1970). America, I know you; a freedom book. (Paintings by Ted Rand). Glendale, Calif. : Bill Martin Corp. for Bowmar. PRIM-FIC M379AM

Paintings of familiar American scenes accompany this patriotic poem.

Martin, Bill, Jr., and Archambault, John. (1985). The ghost-eye tree. (Illustrated by Ted Rand). New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston. PRIM-FIC M379GH

Walking down a dark lonely road on an errand one night, a brother and sister argue over who is afraid of the dread Ghost-Eye tree.

Martin, Bill, Jr., and Archambault, John. (1987). Here are my hands. (Illustrated by Ted Rand). New York : Holt. PRIM-FIC M379HE

The owner of a human body celebrates it by pointing out various parts and mentioning their functions, from "hands for catching and throwing" to the "skin that bundles me in."

Norman, Charles. (1988). The hornbeam tree and other poems. (Illustrated by Ted Rand). New York : H. Holt. 811.52 N8424h

Presents a collection of poems about the physical characteristics and habits of a variety of birds and animals.

Prelutsky, Jack. (2004). If not for the cat : haiku. (Paintings by Ted Rand). New York : Greenwillow Books. 811 P925if

Haiku poems describe a variety of animals as riddles.

Martin, Bill, Jr., and Archambault, John. (1987). Knots on a counting rope. (Illustrated by Ted Rand). New York : H. Holt. PRIM-FIC M379KN

A grandfather and his blind grandson, Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses, reminisce about the young boy's birth, his first horse, and an exciting horse race.


Illustrator Information

Zipes, Jack. (2006). Rand, Ted. The Oxford encyclopedia of children's literature (Vol. 3 pp.319). New York : Oxford University Press. REF PN1008.5 .O94 2006

Seattlepi Books : Illustrator Ted Rand lends energy, good will to children's book world by Cecelia Goodnow.

Seattlepi Books : Ted Rand, 1915-2005 : a prolific and generous author by Cecelia Goodnow



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