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Leonard Everett Fisher

1924-

(1991 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 (UMD) Library.

Author/Illustrator

Fisher, Leonard Everett. (1964). The Glassmakers. New York : F. Watts. 666.1 F529g

Presents the history of glassmaking in colonial America, the techniques used to make glass, and describes how the colonial glassmaker worked.

Fisher, Leonard Everett. (1986). The Great Wall of China. New York : Macmillan : London : Collier Macmillan Pub. 931.04 F529g

A brief history of the Great Wall of China, begun about 2,200 years ago to keep out Mongol invaders.

Fisher, Leonard Everett. (1980). A Russian farewell. New York : Four Winds Press. INTR-FIC F534R

Depicts the anti-Semitic terror that finally drives Benjamin Shapiro, his wife, and 11 children out of Czarist Russia to America at the beginning of the 20th century.

Fisher, Leonard Everett. (1967). The schoolmasters. New York : F. Watts. 371.1 F529s

Gives a brief history of the development of the profession of schoolmaster in colonial America.

Fisher, Leonard Everett. (1964). The silversmiths. New York : F. Watts. 739.2 F529s

Briefly discusses the craft and history of silversmithing in colonial America.

 

Illustrator

Johnson, Gerald W. (1960). America grows up. A history for Peter. (Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : Morrow. 973 J67a

A history of the United States from the adoption of the Constitution to the brink of World War I, concentrating on outstanding events and great men.

Johnson, Gerald W. (1959). America is born. A history for Peter. (Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : Morrow. 973 J67ai

A history of the beginnings of the United States, from Columbus to the Constitutional Convention in 1787.

Johnson, Gerald W. (1960). America moves forward. A history for Peter. (Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : Morrow. 973 J67am

Tells the story of our country from 1917 through the 1950's.

Livingston, Myra Cohn. (1985). Celebrations. (Painted by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : Holiday House. 811.54 L787c

A collection of poems on the holidays of the year, from New Year's Day through Martin Luther King Day, Passover, Labor Day, Halloween, and others, to Christmas Eve.

Johnson, Gerald W. (1963). The Congress. (Illlustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : Morrow. 328.73 J67c

Explains the origins of Congress, how Congress works, and gives lists of speakers, vice presidents and standing committees through 1961.

Surany, Anico. (1967). The covered bridge. (Pictures by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : Holiday House. PRIM-FIC S961co

Youngsters attempt to repair the town's old covered bridge when the citizens begin talking about replacing it.

Woolley, Catherine. (1959). David's campaign buttons. (Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : Morrow.  INTR-FIC W9137da

A boy’s ball club becomes involved in a furious political controversy. David, whose father is running against a corrupt machine, takes advantage of his newspaper route contacts in campaigning for his father whose platform includes the provision of a proper recreational center.

Kimmel, Eric A. (2004). Don Quixote and the windmills. (Retold and adapted by Eric A. Kimmel from The ingenious hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra ; pictures by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. PRIM-FIC K493.5do

Immersed in tales of knights and dragons and sorcerers and damsels in distress, Senor Quexada proclaims himself a knight and sets out on his first adventure against some nearby windmills that he thinks are giants.

Livingston, Myra Cohn. (1986). Earth songs. (Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : Holiday House. 811.54 L7873e

A poetic tribute to "the little O, the earth: ; its continents, clay, hills, forests, and seas.

Hubbard, Elbert. (1962). The first book edition of A message to Garcia : being a preachment. (Illustrations by Leonard Everett Fisher). 174 H861m

A century ago, A MESSAGE TO GARCIA, "was one of the most famous pieces of writing in America."

Kennedy, John F. (1964). The first book edition of John F. Kennedy's inaugural address. (Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : F. Watts. 973.922 K35j

Gives President Kennedy's inaugural address and Lyndon Johnson’s proclamation at his death.

United States. (1960). The first book edition of the Declaration of independence. (Introduction by Dwight D. Eisenhower and illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : F. Watts. 973.313 F527

Gives the complete text of the Declaration of Independence

Lincoln, Abraham. (1963). The first book editon of The Gettysburg address [and] The second inaugural. (Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher. Introduced by Carl Sandburg). New York : F. Watts. 973.7 L736f

Gives the complete text of the Gettysburg Address and Lincoln’s second inaugural address.

Morris, Richard B. (1958). The first book of the Constitution. New York : Franklin Watts. 342.73 M877f

Discusses the writing of the Constitution and includes a short outline. Also includes a discussion of the weaknesses of confederation government and desciptions of the founding fathers.

Johnson, Gerald W. (1967). Franklin D. Roosevelt; portrait of a great man. (Decorations by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : W. Morrow. 921 R7811j

Much of this book helps us to understand Roosevelt, for he usually did what he had to do.

Surany, Anico. (1963). The golden frog. (Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : Putnam. PRIM-FIC S961go

Aurelio works on his father's farm and tries to raise money for a trading boat for his village. The jungle on the edge of the farm proves to hold a wonderful gift that affects the lives of Aurelio and the villagers.

Hurd, Edith Thacher. (1960). The Golden Hind. (Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : Crowell. 910.4 H959g

A fictionalized account of Francis Drake’s voyage around the world in the ship the Golden Hind in 1577.

Livingston, Myra Cohn. (1992). If you ever meet a whale : poems. (Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : Holiday House. 811 L787i

A collection of poems about whales, by such authors as Jane Yolen, Theodore Roethke, and John Ciardi.

L'Engle, Madeleine. (1967). The journey with Jonah. (Illustrations by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 812 L5664j

A dramatization of the Biblical story of Jonah, unwilling prophet to Nineveh, who spent three days in the belly of a whale and learned a lesson of compassion from a withering vine.

Surany, Anico. (1968). Malachy's gold. (Pictures by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : Holiday House. PRIM-FIC S961ma

Although old Malachy is among the last of the gold prospectors wandering in the Sierras, he has no thought of quitting until he meets a homeless Indian boy.

Latham, Jean Lee. (1962). Man of the Monitor; the story of John Ericsson. (Pictures by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : Harper. 921 E68L

A biography of the Swedish-American engineer credited with over 2000 inventions as well as the design and construction of several types of boats. History remembers him for the construction of the Monitor, the little ironclad warship that held its own against the Merrimack.

Hale, Edward Everett. (1960). The man without a country. (Introduction by Van Wyck Brooks and illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : F. Watts. INTR-FIC H1615fi

Philip Nolan wishes he had never heard of the United States and finds himself condemned to live his life aboard ships, never hearing the name of his country. A man cannot throw over the claims of the life in common; a man must have a country.

Freuchen, Peter. (1958). Whaling boy. (Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : Putnam. INTR-FIC F8895wh

The excitement of a whaling voyage in the North Sea in the 1800s, viewed through the eyes of young Per of Roemoe.

 

Author Information

Berman, R. (2001). Leonard Everett Fisher. The Kerlan Awards in children's literature, 1975-2001 (pp. 146-150). St. Paul: Pogo Press. Children REF PN 497 .K47 2001
Leonard Everett Fisher Papers (University of Connecticut Thomas J. Dodd Research Center)
http://www.lib.uconn.edu/online/research/speclib/ASC/findaids/Fisher_LE/MSS19970064.html
Leonard Everett Fisher (1924- ). (2007). In Something about the author (Vol. 176, pp. 65-74).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Leonard Everett Fisher (1924- ). (2001). In Something about the author (Vol. 122, pp. 55-73).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Leonard Everett Fisher (1924- ). (2001). In Something about the author (Vol. 120, pp. 90-101).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Leonard Everett Fisher (1924- ). (1993). In Something about the author (Vol. 73, pp. 66-73).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Leonard Everett Fisher (1924- ). (1984). In Something about the author (Vol. 34, pp. 87-97).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Leonard Everett Fisher (1924- ). (1971). In Something about the author (Vol. 4, pp. 84-87).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Walter Dean Myers (1937-). (1986). In Something about the author autobiography series (Vol. 1, pp. 89-114). Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database.
 

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