Gustaf Tenggren

1896 - 1970

(2003 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.


Chaucer, Geoffrey. (1961). The Canterbury tales. (Selected and adapted by A. Kent Hieatt and Constance Hieatt; illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren). New York : Golden Press. 821.2 C499c

The knight’s tale; The miller’s tale; The man of law’s tale; The clerk’s tale; The second nun’s tale; The friar’s tale; The nun’s priest’s tale; The reeve’s tale; The franklin’s tale; The wife of Bath’s tale; The monk’s tale; The pardoner’s tale; The prioress’s tale; and Chaucer’s tale of Melibee.

De la Ramee, Louise (Ouida). (1925). A dog of Flanders. (Illustrated by Gustav Tenggren). New York : Macmillan Company. INTR-FIC D339DO

Young Nello Daas and his grandfather barely make enough to stay alive, but they have a dream that one day Nello will be able to study and become a great painter. When his grandfather dies, Nello is left to fend for himself, his dog his only remaining friend.

Mother Goose. (1940). (Illustrated by Tenggren). Boston : Little, Brown and Company. 398.8 M918te

A collection of nursery rhymes some with musical accompaniment.


Illustrator Information

Tenggren Images (JVJ Publishing Illustrators)

Collecting Little Golden Books : Illustrators/Authors Page

Tenggren, Gustaf 1896- 1970. (1982). In Something about the author (Vol. 26, pp.193).  Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Tenggren, Gustaf 1896- . (1980). In Something about the author (Vol. 18, pp.277-280).  Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009


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