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Margot Tomes

(1917-1991)

(1995 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.

Illustrator

Fritz, Jean. (1973). And then what happened, Paul Revere? (Illustrations 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.

Van Woerkom, Dorothy. (1975). Becky and the bear. (Illustrated by Margaret Tomes). New York : Putnam. PRIM-FIC V2856be

A young girl in colonial Maine manages to catch a bear in an unusual way.

Giblin, James. (1982). Chimney sweeps : yesterday and today. (Illustrated by Margot Tomes). New York : Crowell. 305.964 G446c

Traces the history and folklore of the chimney-sweeping profession from the fifteenth century to the present day, emphasizing the plight of the often abused climbing boys of past centuries.

Lurie, Alison. (1980). Clever Gretchen and other forgotten folktales. (Illustrated by Margot Tomes). New York : Crowell. 398 L9725c

Clever Gretchen; Manka and the judge; The black geese; Mizilca; The baker’s daughter; The mastermaid; Molly Whuppie; The hand of glory; Maid Maleen; Kate Crackernuts; The sleeping prince; Cap o’Rushes; Gone is gone; Mother Holle; and Tomlin.

De Regniers, Beatrice Schenk. (1980). Everyone is good for something. (Pictures by Margot Tomes). New York : Houghton Mifflin/Clarion Books. PRIM-FIC D4312ev

Everyone tells the boy he's good for nothing until he rescues a wise cat and helps save an island from a plague of mice.

Reggiani, Renee. (1965). Five children and a dog. (Illustrated by Margot Thomes; translated from the Italian by Mary Lambert and Anne Chishold). New York : Coward-McCann. INTR-FIC R3344Fi

When Turi the man who takes of the five children and the dog is awarded a music scholarship to Milan, the children and the dog follow him there and form a band with their mentor.

Fritz, Jean. (1982). Homesick, my own story. (Illustrated with drawings by Margot Tomes and photographs). 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.

Lalicki, Barbara. (1984). If there were dreams to sell. (Illustrated by Margot Tomes). New York, N.Y. : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books. 821.08 I23

Each letter of the alphabet is accompanied by an illustration and appropriate poem or a phrase from a poem.

Gág, Wanda. (1985). Wanda Gag'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, c1974). 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.

Johnston, Tony. (1984). The witch's hat. (Pictures by Margot Tomes). New York : Putnam. PRIM-FIC J734wi

A witch's hat causes its owner some problems when it turns into a bat, then a rat, then a cat, and still won't behave after that.

 

Illustrator Information

Berman, R. (2001). Margot Tomes. The Kerlan Awards in children's literature, 1975-2001 (pp. 194-198). St. Paul: Pogo Press. Children Ref PN 497 .K47 2001
Meet Margot Tomes from Houghton Mifflin http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmr/mtai/tomes.html
USM de Grummond Collection - Margot Tomes Papers
http://www.lib.usm.edu/%7Edegrum/html/research/findaids/tomes.htm
Margot (Ladd) Tomes (1917-1991). (1993). In Something about the author (Vol. 70, pp. 226-229).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Margot (Ladd) Tomes (1917-1991). (1992). In Something about the author (Vol. 69, pp. 195).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Margot (Ladd) Tomes. (1984). In Something about the author (Vol. 36, pp. 186-190).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Margot (Ladd) Tomes (1917- ). (1982). In Something about the author (Vol. 27, pp. 223).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
 

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