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Wanda Gág

1893-1946

(1977 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

Gág, Wanda. (2004). The ABC bunny. (Hand lettered by Howard Gág). Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press. PRIM-FIC G132ab

Follows a little bunny as it scampers through the alphabet.

Gág, Wanda. (1933). The ABC bunny. (Hand lettered by Howard Gág). New York : Coward McCann. PRIM-FIC G132A

Follows a little bunny as it scampers through the alphabet.

Gág, Wanda. (1985). Wanda Gág’s The earth gnome. (Illustrated by Margot Tomes). New York : Coward-McCann. 398.2 G132ea

An earth gnome helps a hunter boy rescue three princesses who are trapped underground by many-headed dragons.

Gág, Wanda. (1982). Wanda Gag's The Six swans. (Illustrations by Margot Tomes). New York : Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. 398.2 G132si

A wicked enchantress tricks a king into marrying her, then, in a fit of jealousy, turns his six young sons into swans.

Gág, Wanda. (1979). Wanda Gág's The sorcerer's apprentice. (Illustrated by Margot Tomes). New York : Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. 398.2 G132so

A sorcerer's apprentice learns his master's spells on the sly and finds they come in handy when he is in danger.

 

Author/Illustrator

Gág, Wanda. (2003, c1957). The funny thing. Minneapolis, Minn. : University of Minnesota Press. PRIM-FIC G132fun

The Funny Thing is an "aminal" who eats nothing but dolls until the good little man of the mountains gets him to taste jum jills, a concoction guaranteed to make long tails with beautiful blue points grow longer and more beautiful.

Gág, Wanda. (1929). The funny thing. New York : Coward McCann, Inc. PRIM-FIC G132FU

The Funny Thing is an "animal" who eats nothing but dolls until the good little man of the mountains gets him to taste the jum jills.

Gág, Wanda. (2003). Gone is gone ; or, The story of a man who wanted to do housework. Minneapolis, Minn. : University of Minnesota Press. PRIM-FIC G132gon

A husband resents doing all the hard work of farming, so his wife suggests they exchange jobs for a day. He thinks that there will be nothing but relaxation and pleasure in housework, but his carelessness leads to one disaster after another.

Gág, Wanda. (1935). Gone is gone; or, The story of a man who wanted to do housework. New York, Coward-McCann, inc. PRIM-FIC G132GO

Fritzl resents doing all the hard work of farming, so his wife Liesi suggests they exchange jobs for a day. Fritzl thinks that there will be nothing but relaxation and pleasure in housework, but his carelessness leads to one disaster after another.

Gág, Wanda. (1928). Millions of cats. New York, Coward-McCann, inc. PRIM-FIC G132M

How can an old man and his wife select one cat from a choice of millions and trillions?

Gág, Wanda. (1947). More tales from Grimm. . New York : Coward-McCann. 398.2 G864ga

The golden key.--The seven Swabians.--The wolf and the fox.-- Mother Holle.--The water nixie.--The mouse, the bird, and the sausage.--Thorn Rose, the sleeping beauty.--The sweet porridge.--The little shepherd boy.--The twelve lazy servants.--Lucky scraps.--The cat and the fox.--The soldier and his magic helpers.--The good-for-nothings.--The star dollars.--A trip to Schlaraffenland.--The three languages.--The straw, the coal, and the bean.--The wishing table, the gold donkey, and the cudgel-in-the-sack.--The tailor who went to heaven.--Presents of the little folk.--The three spinners.--The six swans.--The queen bee.--The hedgehog and the rabbit.--The earth gnome.--The three lucky ones.--The sorcerer’s apprentice.--Iron Hans.--Jorinda and Joringel.--The wolf and the seven little kids.--The shoemaker and the elves.

Gág, Wanda. (2004). Nothing at all. Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press. PRIM-FIC G132noa

Left alone when his two visible brothers are chosen as pets by a little girl and boy, an invisible puppy tries to find a way to become a dog that everyone can see and love.

Gág, Wanda. (1941). Nothing at all. New York : Coward-McCann, Inc. PRIM-FIC G132NO

An invisible orphan puppy uses magic supplied by a jackdaw to make himself visible, so that he will be adopted by children and given milk and bones like his two already visible brothers.

Gág, Wanda. (2003). Snippy and Snappy. Minneapolis, Minn. : University of Minnesota Press. PRIM-FIC G132sni

Brother and sister field mice narrowly escape a trap when they follow their mother’s ball of yarn far from their cozy hay field home.

Gág, Wanda. (1931). Snippy and Snappy. New York : Coward-McCann. PRIM-FIC G132SN

Snippy and Snappy, two young field mice, go out into the world in search of cheese, and are rescued from danger by their father.

Gág, Wanda. (2004). Snow White and the seven dwarfs. Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press. PRIM-FIC G132sno

Based on Schneewittchen by the Brothers Grimm, Wanda Gag retells the tale of the beautiful princess who took refuge from her wicked stepmother, the queen, in the cottage of seven dwarfs as the queen pursued her with poison apples.

Gág, Wanda. (1938). Snow White and the seven dwarfs. New York : Coward-McCann. 398.2 G864sn

Based on Schneewittchen by the Brothers Grimm, Wanda Gag retells the tale of the beautiful princess who took refuge from her wicked stepmother, the queen, in the cottage of seven dwarfs as the queen pursued her with poison apples.

Gág, Wanda. (1936). Tales from Grimm. New York : Coward-McCann, Inc. 398.2 G864gb

Hansel and Gretel.--Cat and mouse keep house.--Six servants.-- Spindle, shuttle and needle.--Doctor Know-it-all.--The musicians of Bremen.-- Cinderella.--Clever Elsie.--Rapunzel.--The fisherman and his wife.--The three brothers.--The frog prince.--Lazy Heinz.--Lean Liesl and Lanky Lenz.--Snow White and Rose Red.--The dragon and his grandmother.--In case you want to know: a short glossary.

Gág, Wanda. (2006). Tales from Grimm. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press. 398.2 G8641gb

An illustrated collection of sixteen tales, including "Hansel and Gretel" and "Rapunzel."

 

Author Information

Berman, R. (2001). Wanda Gág. The Kerlan Awards in children's literature, 1975-2001 (pp. 26-40). St. Paul: Pogo Press. Children REF PN 497 .K47 2001
Gág, Wanda. (1984, c1940). Growing pains : diaries and drawings for the years 1908-1917. St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press. NC975.5.G34 A2 1984
Women Children's Book Illustrators - Wanda Gág, 1893-1946
http://www.ortakales.com/illustrators/Gag.HTML
Wanda (Hazel) Gag (1893-1946). (1999). In Something about the author (Vol. 100, pp. 100-104). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

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