James (Edward) Marshall


(2007 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 Kathryn A. Martin Library are provided after the citation.


Marshall, James. (1999). Swine Lake. (Pictures by Maurice Sendak). New York : HarperCollins Publishers. PRIM-FIC M368sw

An old wolf goes to the ballet to eat some pigs, but becomes so enthralled with the dancing he jumps on the stage to join in, making a guest appearance as the monster of the story.


Marshall, James. (1990). The Cut-ups carry on. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking. PRIM-FIC M3684cu

Spud and Joe are forced by their mothers to take ballroom dancing lessons and scheme to win a contest on television.

Marshall, James. (1990). Fox be nimble. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers. PRIM-FIC M3684fo 

Fox babysits for the miserable Ling children, makes a big scene when he slips on a skate and hurts himself, and gets to lead the band in the big parade.

Marshall, James. (1972). George and Martha . Boston : Houghton Mifflin. PRIM-FIC M3684GE

 Relates several episodes in the friendship of two hippopotamuses.

Marshall, James. (1978). George and Martha, one fine day. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. PRIM-FIC M3684gem

 Five new episodes in the friendship of the two hippopotamuses.

Marshall, James. (1988). Goldilocks and the three bears. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers. 398.2 M3685go

 Three bears return home from a walk to find a little girl asleep in baby bear’s bed.


Segal, Lore Groszmann. (1973). All the way home. (Pictures by James Marshall). New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux. PRIM-FIC S4543al

 A little girl’s refusal to stop crying attracts a strange procession as her mother leads her out of the park.

Hoban, Russell. (1975). Dinner at Alberta's. (Pictures by James Marshall). New York : Crowell. PRIM-FIC H6815DI

 Arthur Crocodile cannot seem to learn table manners until his sister brings her new girlfriend to visit.

Karlin, Barbara. (2001). James Marshall's Cinderella. (Illustrated by James Marshall). New York : Dial Books for Young Readers. 398.2 K184j

 In her haste to flee the palace before the fairy godmother’s magic loses effect, Cinderella leaves behind a glass slipper.

Lear, Edward. (1998). The Owl and the pussycat. (Illustrated by James Marshall). New York : HarperCollins. 821.8 L438ow

 After a courtship voyage of a year and a day, Owl and Pussy finally buy a ring from Piggy and are blissfully married.


Author Information

James Marshall. (2012). In L. S. Marcus (Ed.), Show me a story! : Why picture books matter : Conversations with 21 of the world's most celebrated illustrators (pp. 116-140). Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press. NC965 .S56 2012

Marshall, James (Edward) 1942-1992. (1994). In Something about the author (Vol. 75, pp. 125-130). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Marshall, James (Edward) 1942- . (1994). In Something about the author (Vol. 51, pp. 109-121). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Marshall, James 1942- . (1971). In Something about the author (Vol. 6, pp. 160-161). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009


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