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Paul Galdone

1914-1986

(1996 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

Galdone, Paul. (1975). The gingerbread boy. New York : Seabury Press. 398.2 G149gi

The Gingerbread Boy eludes the hungry grasp of everyone he meets until he happens upon a fox more clever than he.

Galdone, Paul. (1968). Henny Penny. New York : Clarion Books. 398.2 G149he

A cumulative tale about Henny Penny and her barnyard friends who were literally outfoxed on their journey to tell the king the sky was falling.

The History of Mother Twaddle and the marvelous achievements of her son Jack. (1974). (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Seabury Press. 398.2 H673

Jack climbs the great beanstalk that grows from the bean he bought and confronts a giant at the top.

Galdone, Paul. (1968). The horse, the fox, and the lion. New York : Seabury Press. 398.2 G149ho

An old horse has served a farmer loyally for many years, but when he can work no longer, the farmer sends him away, saying that he will not keep and feed a useless horse unless the horse proves his strength by bringing home a lion.

Galdone, Paul. (1980). King of the Cats : a ghost story. (by Joseph Jacobs retold and illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Houghton Mifflin/Clarion Books. 398.2 G149k

As the gravedigger tells his wife how a band of cats marched into the cemetery to mourn their dead king, their own cat, Old Tom, listens with a strange intensity.

Gladone, Paul. (1973). The little red hen. New York : Clarion Books. 398.2 G149Lr

The little red hen finds none of her lazy friends willing to help her plant, harvest, or grind wheat into flour, but all are eager to eat the cake she makes from it.

Galdone, Paul. (1974). Little Red Riding Hood. (Adapted from the retelling by the Brothers Grimm). New York : McGraw-Hill. 398.2 G149Lrr 

A retelling of the folk tale about a little girl who finds a wolf in her grandmother's clothing.

Galdone, Paul. (1967). Little Tuppen; an old tale. New York : Seabury Press. 398.2 L7786

A version of an old Scandinavian nursery tale about a devoted mother hen who ran from here to there to fetch some water for her coughing chick.

Galdone, Paul. (1997, c1969). The monkey and the crocodile : a Jataka tale from India. New York : Clarion Books. 398.2 G149mo

A retelling of one of the Indian fables relating to the former births of Buddha in which as a monkey he manages to outwit the crocodile who decides to capture him.

Galdone, Paul. (1960). The old woman and her pig. New York : McGraw-Hill. 398.2 O44

When her newly bought pig won't go over the stile, an old woman tries to enlist the aid of some reluctant helpers so that she can get home that night.

Galdone, Paul. (1985). Rumpelstiltskin. New York : Clarion Books. 398.2 G149ru

A strange little man helps the miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king on the condition that she will give him her first-born child.

Galdone, Paul. (1977). A strange servant : a Russian folktale. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone ; translated by Blanche Ross). New York : Knopf. 398.2 G149st

A traditional Russian tale in which a wily beggar cleverly outwits three rich merchants by convincing them that his rabbit is really a magical servant.

Galdone, Paul. (1972). The three bears. New York : Seabury Press. 398.2 G149th

Three bears return from a walk and find a little girl asleep in baby bear's bed.

Galdone, Paul. (1970). Three little pigs. New York : Houghton Mifflin/Clarion Books. PRIM-FIC T531

Retells the fatal episodes in the lives of two foolish pigs and how the third pig managed to avoid the same pigfalls.

Galdone, Paul. (1961). The three wishes. New York : Whittlesey House. 398.2 G146thr

The age-old and familiar predicament of the woodman who earns three wishes but spends them unwisely.

 

Illustrator

Armour, Richard Willard. (1970). All sizes and shapes of monkeys and apes. (Pictures by Paul Galdone). New York : McGraw-Hill. 811 A7334a

Describes in verse the physical characteristics and habits of ten types of monkeys and apes.

Titus, Eve. (1956). Anatole. (Pictures by Paul Galdone). New York : Whittlesey House. PRIM-FIC T263AN

Anatole, a mouse, brings honor to a cheese factory in Paris when he secretly grades the cheese he tastes.

Titus, Eve. (1957). Anatole and the cat. (Pictures by Paul Galdone). New York : Whittlesey House. PRIM-FIC T623AC

Anatole is a cheese-taster at the Duval cheese factory. When a cat prowls the building, Anatole cannot do his job properly, and must find a way to avoid the cat or leave his job.

Titus, Eve. (1960). Anatole and the robot. (Pictures by Paul Galdone). New York : Whittlesey House. PRIM-FIC T623AS

When a robot takes over the cheese factory and makes a mess of it, Anatole saves the day.

Titus, Eve. (1969). Anatole and the thirty thieves. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : McGraw-Hill. PRIM-FIC T623AT

Anatole, the mouse, returns from vacation to find he is sorely needed to help solve the mystery of the Great Cheese Robbery which has closed his good friend's cheese factory.

Titus, Eve. (1973). Anatole in Italy. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : McGraw-Hill. PRIM-FIC T623AWI

Official cheese taster, Anatole the mouse, is sent to Italy to save a cheese factory and discovers a lost masterpiece as well.

Corbett, Scott. (1965). The baseball trick. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). Boston : Little, Brown. INTR-FIC C7894ba

A potion from Kerby’s chemistry set designed to combat the ringers on the opposing baseball team yields surprising results for Kerby and his friends.

Titus, Eve. (1958). Basil of Baker Street. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : McGraw-Hill. INTR-FIC T6235ba

Basil of Baker Street, the English mouse detective, must find the missing mouse twins soon or the entire 221 Baker Street mouse colony will have to move. Basil is accompanied on this challenge to his detecting skills by his close friend, Dr. David Q. Dawson.

Steele, Mary Q. (1975). Because of the sand witches there. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Greenwillow Books. INTR-FIC S8145BE

While spending their spring vacation at the shore, a brother and sister help a tiny lobster-like creature that talks find its own special shell.

Renick, Marion. (1963). The big basketball prize. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Scribner. PRIM-FIC R4134bi

Fearing he won’t outgrow his awkwardness in time to win the basketball foul-shooting contest, a young boy takes matters into his own hands.

Brothers Grimm. (1968). The Bremen town musicians. (Pictures by Paul Galdone). New York : McGraw-Hill. 398.2 G864bg

An ass, a dog, a cat, and a rooster, no longer wanted by their masters, set out to Bremen to become musicians, but do not find it necessary to go that far to be comfortable.

Belpré, Pura. (1972). Dance of the animals; a Puerto Rican folk tale. (Pictures by Paul Galdone). New York : F. Warne. 398.2 B4525d

Señor Dog and Señor goat outwit the lions who plan to eat them, but Señor Goat acquires a stump of a tail in the process.

Corbett, Scott. (1963). The disappearing dog trick. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). Boston : Little, Brown. INTR-FIC C7894di

A magic potion mixed with his chemistry set enables Kerby and his friend to locate Kerby’s missing dog.

Mowat, Farley. (1957). The dog who wouldn't be. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). Boston : Little, Brown. 813.5 M9363d

Tells the story of the author's boyhood on the Canadian prairies. The pedigree of Mutt, young Mowat’s canine friend, was uncertain, but his madness was indisputable. Mutt climbed trees and ladders, rode in an open care wearing goggles, and displayed hunting skills that bordered on genius. He was a marvelous dog, worthy of an unusual boy growing up in an untamed wilderness.

Armour, Richard Willard. (1967). A dozen dinosaurs. (Pictures by Paul Galdone). New York : McGraw-Hill. 568 A7337D

Describes in verse twelve members of the dinosaur family and their habits.

Rinkoff, Barbara. (1967). Elbert, the mind reader. (Pictures by Paul Galdone). New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. INTR-FIC R5814EL

A new filling proves to be a radio receiver that can also tune in on people's thoughts, and a boy too small for the football team saves the big game.

Steele, William O. (1959). The far frontier. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Harcourt, Brace. INTR-FIC S8148FA

Tobe Bledsoe is indentured to a crazy man by his father. The crazy turns out to be a naturalist with a lot of common sense and much to teach a growing boy on the frontier.

Gage, William. (1966). The ghost of Five Owl Farm. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). Cleveland : World Publishing. INTR-FIC G1337gh

When Ted hears that his twin cousins are coming to spend spring vacation on the old farm on the Tennessee River, he decides to frighten them with ghost stories, but he finds there really are eerie goings on in the barn.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. (1959). The golden touch. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Whittlesey House, McGraw Hill. 292 H399g

King Midas's fondest wish, to have everything he touches turn to gold, backfires.

Buckley, Helen Elizabeth. (1961). Grandmother and I. (Pictures by Paul Galdone). New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard. PRIM-FIC B9242gr

A child considers how Grandmother’s lap is just right for those times when lightning is coming in the window or the cat is missing.

Corbett, Scott. (1969). The hairy horror trick. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). Boston : Little, Brown. INTR-FIC C7894ha

Two boys attempt to persuade a cousin to remain quiet about a secret chemistry set by mixing a startling potion that unexpectedly grows hair on their faces and makes the dog hairless.

Aesop. (1962). The hare and the tortoise. (Pictures by Paul Galdone). New York : Whittlesey House. 398 A254h

Classic tale of the race between the hare and the tortoise.

Renick, Marion. (1953). The heart for baseball. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Scribner. INTR-FIC R4167he

Scooter Jones had "the heart for baseball." The story tells how he and his friends started a team of their own--and how Oscar, formerly with the Three-Eye League, gives them many hints for playing the game.

Jacobs, Joseph. (1973). Hereafterthis. (Pictures by Paul Galdone). New York : McGraw-Hill. 398.2 J174h

When Farmer Jan begins to ask his new wife what she can do, a series of disasters follows.

Corbett, Scott. (1960). The lemonade trick. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). Boston : Little, Brown. INTR-FIC C7894Le

A mysterious potion mixed by Kerby with his chemistry set has a beneficial effect on the neighborhood bully but also wreaks havoc at the Sunday School pageant. Followed by The Mailbox Trick.

Corbett, Scott. (1964). The limerick trick. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). Boston : Little, Brown. INTR-FIC C7894Li

The prize for the best poem in the school is an English bicycle. To write the winning poem Kerby is willing to go to any lengths, even to the magic chemistry set, and this leads to all sorts of trouble.

Steele, William O. (1956). The lone hunt. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Harcourt, Brace. INTR-FIC S8148LO

In 1810, eleven-year-old Yance wants to be the one to kill the last wild buffalo in Tennessee.

Anckarsvärd, Karin. (1962). Madcap mystery. (Translated from the Swedish by Annabelle MacMillan. Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Harcourt, Brace & World. INTR-FIC A5415ma

Everyone in class is disturbed by the rich newcomer Cecilia. When a series of thefts occurs it is Cecilia who keeps her friends from being hurt.

Corbett, Scott. (1961). The mailbox trick. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). Boston : Little, Brown. INTR-FIC C7894ma

The letters which Kerby wrote to the neighborhood bully, the Governor of the State, and the difficult neighbor across the street were just a joke until his little cousin Gay mailed them. Sequel to The lemonade trick.

MacGregor, Ellen. (1953). Miss Pickerell and the Geiger counter. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Whittlesey House. INTR-FIC M1475mag 

Miss Pickerell is back again, with her famous cow and her young nephews. Boys and girls will...learn something of atomic science and the Geiger counter.

MacGregor, Ellen. (1951). Miss Pickerell goes to Mars. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Whittlesey House. INTR-FIC M1475mgm

When Miss Pickerell returned from her vacation she was very surprised to find that someone had been living in her house and that a large rocket ship was in her pasture. This story describes how Miss Pickerell took off with the rocket ship and what she found on Mars.

MacGregor, Ellen, (1954). Miss Pickerell goes to the Arctic. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Whittlesey House. INTR-FIC M1475mgt

Clothes in skin boots, parka, snow shoes, and carrying her famous umbrella, Miss Pickerell goes to the Arctic with a snowmobile to investigate the weather.

MacGregor, Ellen. (1953). Miss Pickerell goes undersea. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : McGraw-Hill. INTR-FIC M1475mgu

Miss Pickerell is back again, this time to venture far below the surface of the sea and learn of the vast possibilities of underwater photography, atomic submarines, and sonar equipment.

McGraw, Eloise Jarvis. (1952). Moccasin trail. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Coward-McCann. INTR-FIC M147MOC

A runaway pioneer boy, rescued and brought up by Crow Indians, is reunited with his now-orphaned brothers and sister and travels with them to the Willamette valley. His life with the people who rescued him has not prepared him for living easily with his own family.

Buckley, Helen Elizabeth. (1963). My sister and I. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. PRIM-FIC B9242my

The theme of this rhymed book stresses the importance of relationships as experienced by sisters in early childhood.

Martin, Sarah Catherine. (1960). Old Mother Hubbard and her dog. (Pictures by Paul Galdone). New York : Whittlesey House. 398.8 M383O

Old Mother Hubbard runs errand after errand for her remarkable dog.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. (1967). Pandora's box; the paradise of children. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : McGraw-Hill. 292 H399P

Rendition of the classic myth by the early American author, Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. (1963). Paul Revere's ride. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Crowell. 921 R452L

Gives the classic poem with illustrations, and notes on the author at the end.

Bacmeister, Rhoda Warner. (1964). The people downstairs, and other stories. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Coward-McCann. INTR-FIC B1275PE

Stories by and about city children in everyday situations, living together as neighbors.

Steele, William O. (1958). The perilous road. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Harcourt, Brace. INTR-FIC S8148PE

Fourteen-year-old Chris, bitterly hating the Yankees for invading his Tennessee mountain home, learns a difficult lesson about the waste of war and the meaning of tolerance and courage when he reports the approach of a Yankee supply troop to the Confederates, only to learn that his brother is probably part of that troop.

Andersen, Hans Christian. (1978). The princess and the pea. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Seabury Press. 398 A5444Pp

A young girl feels a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty featherbeds and proves she is a real princess.

Anckarsvärd, Karin. (1961, c1955). The robber ghost. (Translated from the Swediah by Annabelle MacMillan ; illustrated by Paul Galdone. INTR-FIC A5415ro

Michael and Cecilia become involved in the mysterious Post Office robbery in their Swedish town.

Todd, Ruthven. (1958). Space cat and the kittens. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Scribner. INTR-FIC T6357sp

Space Cat, his Martian wife Moofa and their two kittens are off, with Colonel Fred Stone, to one of the planets of Alpha Centauri. The planet is of the same type as the earth but there is something very different about it, so everyone on the space ship "Einstein" is in for a great many surprises, some pleasant, some unpleasant--all exciting. (Publisher)

Lawrence, Mildred. (1951). Tallie. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Harcourt. INTR-FIC L4224ta

Eleven-year-old Tallie went to live with the Jarretts to keep Celia company. Tallie turns out to add much more to her adoptive family than anyone expects.

Branley, Franklyn Mansfield & Vaughan, Eleanor K. (1959). Timmy and tin can telephone. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Crowell. 534 B821t

Demonstrates how to make a tin-can telephone and how to use it.

Viorst, Judith. (1970). Try it again, Sam; safety when you walk. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. PRIM-FIC V7985tr

When he is finally allowed to walk someplace by himself, Sam has to start over several times before he obeys every safety rule and reaches his destination.

Moore, Clement Clarke. (1968). A visit from St. Nicholas. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : McGraw-Hill. 811.2 M8213ga

The well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor.

Phleger, Fred B. (1959). The whales go by. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Beginner Books; distributed by Random House. PRIM-FIC P5738WH

A whale tells about her annual migration.

Fife, Dale. (1970). What's new, Lincoln? (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Coward-McCann. INTR-FIC F4696wha

On a dull Saturday, two boys with nothing else to do print a newspaper to the dismay of the neighborhood.

Schatz, Letta. (1967). Whiskers, my cat. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : McGraw-Hill. PRIM-FIC S3128wh

Tells about the changeability of a certain orange cat.

Fife, Dale. (1965). Who's in charge of Lincoln? (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Coward-McCann. INTR-FIC F4696who

When Lincoln, an eight year old Negro boy is accidently left alone by his family in their New York City apartment, he finds a bag of money and a way to go to Washington D.C.

Steele, William O. (1953). Wilderness journey. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Harcourt, Brace. INTR-FIC S8148WIL

Flan Taylor is sent by his uncle to join his family in French Lick. On the way, his guide Chapman Green and other people they encounter help Flan gain confidence and skills and grow up.

Showers, Paul. (1965). Your skin and mine. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York, NY : Crowell. 612 S559yo

Describes the make-up of the skin, explains its purpose, and discusses other interesting facts about skin.

 

Author Information

Berman, R. (2001). Paul Galdone. The Kerlan Awards in children's literature, 1975-2001 (pp. 215-217). St. Paul: Pogo Press. Children REF PN 497 .K47 2001
Paul Galdone Collection (University of Connecticut Thomas J. Dodd Research Center)
http://www.lib.uconn.edu/online/research/speclib/ASC/findaids/Galdone/MSS19990041.html
Paul Galdone (1907(?)-1986). (1991). In Something about the author (Vol. 66, pp. 77-82).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Paul Galdone (1914-1986). (1987). In Something about the author (Vol. 49, pp. 103).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Paul Galdone (1914- ). (1979). In Something about the author (Vol. 17, pp. 69-75).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

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