Mary Stolz

1920 - 2006

(1993 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.


Stolz, Mary. (1957). Because of Madeline. New York : Harper. INTR-FIC S8769BE

A nineteen-year-old girl reflects on the winter she was fourteen, when a coarse, hostile, brilliant daughter of a cleaning woman began to attend her select private school, and on the effect knowing Madeline had on her idealistic older brother, her own priggishness and conformity, and others at the school.

Stolz, Mary. (1961). Belling the tiger. (Pictures by Beni Montresor). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC S876BE

Small twin mice, Bob and Ozzie are chosen to bell the house cat.

Stolz, Mary. (1963). The bully of Barkham Street. (Pictures by Leonard Shortall). New York : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC S8769BU

The story of a fat, eleven-year-old bully whose efforts to reform his behavior meet with continual failure until his performance playing the ugie at a school assembly, a revealing argument with his older sister, and a lost fight help him to change both feelings and thoughts.

Stolz, Mary. (1960). A dog on Barkham Street. (Pictures by Leonard Shortall). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC S8769DO

Edward wants a dog and to come to terms with Martin Hastings, the bully of Barkham Street, more than anything. Unexpectedly, chance gives him the opportunity to achieve both.

Stolz, Mary. (1969). The dragons of the queen. (Pictures by Edward Frascino). New York : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC S8769DR

Two unpleasant American tourists in Mexico find their attitudes greatly changed when their car breaks down and they are forced to spend the night in the crumbling hacienda of a one-hundred-and-two-year-old "queen."

Stolz, Mary Slattery. (1959). Emmett's pig. (Pictures by Garth Williams). New York : Harper. PRIM-FIC S8768em

Emmett wants a pig very much, but he lives in a city apartment.

Stolz, Mary. (1985). The explorer of Barkham Street. (Pictures by Emily Arnold McCully). New York, N.Y. : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC S8769EX

Reformed bully Martin Hastings fantasizes about heroic adventures as an explorer and a sports star, until his new circle of friends and growing self-confidence at home make real life as exciting as his daydreams.

Stolz, Mary. (1993, c1991). Go fish. (Illustrated by Pat Cummings). New York, NY : HarperCollins. PRIM-FIC S8768go

After spending the day fishing in the Gulf of Mexico with Grandfather, eight-year-old Thomas has a quiet evening on the porch hearing more about his African heritage.

Stolz, Mary. (1957). Good-by my shadow. New York : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC S8769GO

During the activities of the Christmas season a retiring adolescent girl gains a better understanding of her family and greater confidence in her activities with her friends.

Stolz, Mary. (1986). Ivy Larkin : a novel. San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. INTR-FIC S8769IV

In New York City during the Depression, fourteen-year-old Ivy tries to cope with feelings of not belonging in her elegant private school and with her father's losing his job.

Stolz, Mary. (1965). The noonday friends. (Pictures by Louis S. Glanzman). New York : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC S8769NO

Franny Davis needs a friend, but her father is artistic and her mother has to work, leaving Franny with many duties at home, and school is almost ruined by all the humiliation she suffers in getting free lunch tickets, until she finds an unexpected friend.

Stolz, Mary. (1951). The organdy cupcakes. New York : Harper. INTR-FIC S8769OR

Three nurses in their last year of hospital training ponder the future of their professional and personal lives.

Stolz, Mary. (1955). Rosemary. New York : Harper. INTR-FIC S8769RO

Examines young people's awareness of the conflicts and divisions in a college town through the story of two town girls and the different disappointments they suffer not going to college, the senior student who boards at their house as part of his thesis research, and a co-ed who recognizes the problem of "town versus gown" but lacks the assurance to take a strong stand.

Stolz, Mary. (1993). Say something. (Illustrated by Alexander Koshkin). New York, NY : HarperCollins. PRIM-FIC S8768sa

While out on a fishing trip with his son, a father is asked to "say something" about the moon, night, sky, wind, caves, brooks, and many other things that surround us in nature.

Stolz, Mary. (1988). Storm in the night. (Illustrated by Pat Cummings). New York : Harper & Row. PRIM-FIC C9713ST

While sitting through a fearsome thunderstorm that has put the lights out, Thomas hears a story from Grandfather's boyhood, when Grandfather was afraid of thunderstorms.

Stolz, Mary. (1967). A wonderful, terrible time. (Pictures by Louis S. Glanzman). New York : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC S8769WO

Two little Afro-American girls are enjoying a pleasant summer in New York City when they receive the unexpected gift of two weeks away at summer camp.

Author Information

Berman, R. (2001). Mary Stolz. The Kerlan Awards in children's literature, 1975-2001 (pp. p. 154-168). St. Paul: Pogo Press. Children Ref PN 497 .K47 2001

Stolz, Mary 1920-2006 (Mary Slattery Stolz). (2007). In Something about the author (Vol. 180, pp. 215). Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 199, 1971- 2009

Stolz, Mary (Slattery) 1920- . (2002). In Something about the author (Vol. 133, pp. 204-210). Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 199, 1971- 2009

Stolz, Mary (Slattery) 1920- . (1993). In Something about the author (Vol. 71, pp. 189-194). Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 199, 1971- 2009

Stolz, Mary (Slattery) 1920- . (1976). In Something about the author (Vol. 10, pp. 165-167). Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 199, 1971- 2009

Mary Stolz 1920- . (1987). In Something about the author autobiography series (Vol. 3, pp. 281-292). Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database.


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