Jean (Guttery) Fritz

1915 -

(1986 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award)

 

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award was first given to its namesake in 1954 by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. The award, a bronze medal, honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. Between 1960 and 1980, the Wilder Award was given every five years. From 1980 to 2001, it was awarded every three years. Beginning in 2001, it has been awarded every two years. The award information was retrieved from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award website. The call numbers for the books owned by the UMD library are provided after the citation.

Author

Fritz, Jean. (1973). And then what happened, Paul Revere? (Pictures by Margot Tomes). New York : Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. 973.3 F919a

 Describes some of the well-known as well as the lesser-known details of Paul Revere’s life and exciting ride.

Fritz, Jean. (1960). Brady. (Illustrated by Lynd Ward). New York : Coward-McCann. INTR-FIC F9198BR

 A young Pennsylvania boy takes part in the pre-Civil War anti-slavery activities.

Fritz, Jean. (1991). Bully for you, Teddy Roosevelt! (Illustrations by Mike Wimmer). New York : G.P. Putnam's. 921 R7812f

 Follows the life of the dynamic twenty-sixth president, discussing his conservation work, hunting expeditions, family life, and political career.

Fritz, Jean. (1958). The cabin faced west. (Illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky). Eau Claire, Wisconsin : E. M. Hale. INTR-FIC F9198CA

 Ten-year-old Ann overcomes loneliness and learns to appreciate the importance of her role in settling the wilderness of western Pennsylvania.

Fritz, Jean. (1985). China homecoming. (Photographs by Michael Fritz). New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons. 951 F919c

 The author returns to China, to relive her memories of her youth and to witness the many historical and social changes that have taken place since she left the country in 1928.

Fritz, Jean. (1983). The double life of Pocahontas. (Illustrations by Ed Young). New York : Putnam. 921 P75

A biography of the famous American Indian princess, emphasizing her life-long adulation of John Smith and the roles she played in two very different cultures.

Fritz, Jean. (1967). Early thunder. (Illustrated by Lynd Ward). New York : Coward-McCann. INTR-FIC F9198EA

 In pre-revolutionary Salem, fourteen-year-old Daniel begins to re-examine his loyalty to the King as the conflict between Tories and patriots increasingly divides the townspeople.

Fritz, Jean. (1982). The good giants and the bad pukwudgies. ( Illustrated by Tomie de Paola). New York : Putnam. PRIM-FIC F9198GO

The giant Maushop and his family form the geography of Cape Cod in their battles with the pukwudgies.

Fritz, Jean. (1989). The great little Madison. New York : Putnam. 921 M1826f

 Traces the life and contributions of the sickly child with the small voice who grew up to become the fourth president of the United States.

Fritz, Jean. (1982). Homesick, my own story. (Illustrated with drawings by Margot Tomes). New York : Putnam. INTR-FIC F9198HO

The author’s fictionalized version, though all the events are true, of her childhood in China in the 1920’s.

Fritz, Jean. (1963). I, Adam. (Illustrated by Peter Burchard). New York : Coward-McCann. INTR-FIC E9198i

 Although he finished school back in 1850, Adam Crane’s problems in choosing his life work are not too different from those of boys starting out in the world today.

Fritz, Jean. (2001). Leonardo's horse. (Illustrated by Hudson Talbott). New York : Putnam's. 730.92 F919L

 When the French invaded Milan in 1498, they destroyed Leonardo’s 24-foot clay horse, to be made into a bronze statute. Five hundred years later, Charles Dent decided to complete the casting of the statue.

Fritz, Jean. (2004). The Lost Colony of Roanoke. (Illustrated by Hudson Talbott). New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons. 975.6 F919L

Relates a brief history of the English colony of Roanoke, founded in 1585, populated in four voyages of colonists, describing its founders and residents, and discusses the mystery of its disappearance.

Fritz, Jean. (1964). Magic to burn. (Illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush). New York : Coward-McCann. INTR-FIC F9198MA

 Exploring a country road in England, Ann and Stephen Northrup meet a small mischievous creature, a boggart named Blaze, who stows away in their luggage when they return to America. How would they get Blaze safely back to England?

Fritz, Jean. (1986). Make way for Sam Houston. (Illustrations by Elise Primavera). New York : Putnam. 921 H8438f

 Traces the life of the soldier who led the fight for Texas’ independence from Mexico, served as governor and senator, and opposed secession during the Civil War.

Fritz, Jean. (1987). Shh! we're writing the Constitution. (Illustrated by Tomie dePaola). New York : Putnam. 342.73 F919s

 Describes how the Constitution came to be written and ratified. Also includes the full text of the document produced by the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

Fritz, Jean. (1987). Shh! we're writing the Constitution. (Illustrated by Tomie dePaola). New York : Scholastic Inc. TMC LB1573 .S325 1990X Suppl. 3-14

 Describes how the Constitution came to be written and ratified. Also includes the full text of the document produced by the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

Fritz, Jean. (1979). Stonewall. (Drawings by Stephen Gammell). New York : Putnam. 921 J143f

 A biography of the brilliant southern general who gained the nickname Stonewall by his stand at Bull Run during the Civil War.

Frits, Jean. (2007). Who's saying what in Jamestown, Thomas Savage? (Illustrations by Sally Wern Comport). New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons. 921 S264f

A biography of Thomas Savage, one of the early colonists of Jamestown, Virginia, who was sent to live among the Indians in order to learn their language and become an interpreter.

Fritz, Jean. (1974). Why don't you get a horse, Sam Adams? (Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman). New York : Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. 921 A217f

 A brief biography of Samuel Adams describing his activities in stirring up the revolt against the British and how he was finally persuaded to learn to ride a horse.

Fritz, Jean. (1999). Why not, Lafayette? (Illustrated by Ronald Himler). New York : G.P. Putnam’s. 921 L1614f

Traces the life of the French nobleman who fought for democracy in revolutions in both the United States and France.

Fritz, Jean. (1976). Will you sign here, John Hancock? (Pictures by Trina Schart Hyman). New York : Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. 973.3 F919w

 A biography of the first signer of the Declaration of Independence outlining all that he did for himself as well as what he did for Massachusetts and his new nation.

Author Information

Jean (Guttery) Fritz (1915- ). (2006). In Something about the author (Vol. 163, pp. 95-101). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Jean Fritz (1915- ). (2001). In Something about the author (Vol. 122, pp. 74-85). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Jean (Guttery) Fritz (1915- ). (2001). In Something about the author (Vol. 119, pp. 54-58). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Jean (Guttery) Fritz (1915- ). (1993). In Something about the author (Vol. 72, pp. 71-75). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Jean (Guttery) Fritz (1915- ). (1982). In Something about the author (Vol. 29, pp. 79-84). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Jean (Guttery) Fritz (1915- ). (1971). In Something about the author (Vol. 1, pp. 98-99). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Jean (Guttery) Fritz (1915- ). (1986). In Something about the author autobiography series (Vol. 2, pp. 99-110). Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database.

 

 

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