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Petersham, Miska 1888-1960

Overview
Works: 265 works in 897 publications in 3 languages and 23,283 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Short stories  Picture books  Fiction  Stories in rhyme  History  Art  Illustrated works  Humorous fiction  Poetry 
Roles: Illustrator, Author, Artist
Classifications: PZ8.3.P447, 398.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Miska Petersham
The rooster crows : a book of American rhymes and jingles by Maud Petersham( Book )

47 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of traditional American nursery rhymes, finger games, skipping rhymes, jingles, and counting-out rhymes
Rootabaga stories by Carl Sandburg( Book )

40 editions published between 1922 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Sandburg's fanciful, humorous tales peopled with such characters as the Potato Face Blind Man, the Blue Wind Boy, and many others
The Christ child, as told by Matthew and Luke by Maud Petersham( Book )

15 editions published between 1931 and 1985 in English and German and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passages from the King James edition recounting Christ's nativity and childhood are illustrated to show how Palestine and Egypt may have looked 2000 years ago
The circus baby by Maud Petersham( Book )

20 editions published between 1950 and 1991 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The antics of Baby Elephant as his mother tries to teach him to eat with a spoon at the clown family's dining table
Told under the Christmas tree : an umbrella book by Association for Childhood Education International( Book )

12 editions published between 1948 and 1966 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories and poems about the Christmas season and the Jewish Festival of Lights
The poppy seed cakes by Margery Clark( Book )

22 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of nursery tales about immigrant children Andrewshek, who gets distracted from his aunt's directions, and Erminka, who loves the red topped boots which are too large for her
An American ABC by Maud Petersham( Book )

20 editions published between 1941 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an alphabet of illustrations of the American spirit from its history, biography and legends
America's stamps; the story of one hundred years of U.S. postage stamps by Maud Petersham( Book )

14 editions published between 1947 and 1967 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories behind various stamps from colonial times to the 1940s are capsule history lessons about the United States
The silver mace : a story of Williamsburg by Maud Petersham( Book )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1961 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the important seat of government of the Virginia colony, presenting its townspeople, shops, and public buildings, and the colonists who met at Raleigh Tavern to determine the future of Virginia and America
Joseph and his brothers, from the story told in the book of Genesis by Maud Petersham( Book )

8 editions published between 1938 and 1969 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the Bible story of Joseph, victim of jealous older brothers, who, by his ability to interpret dreams, made a place for himself in the land of Egypt
David : from the story told in the First Book of Samuel and the First Book of Kings by Maud Petersham( Book )

10 editions published between 1938 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of King David who rose from a humble shepherd boy to become the favorite of King Saul. David succeeded Saul to become one of the great kings of Israel, a mighty warrior and spiritual leader of his people
Ruth; from the story told in the book of Ruth by Maud Petersham( Book )

6 editions published between 1938 and 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the Old Testament tale of Ruth who, when her husband died, returned with her mother-in-law to Bethlehem to work in the fields of Boaz
Nursery friends from France by Olive Beaupré Miller( Book )

7 editions published between 1925 and 1954 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

107 French nursery rhymes or "chansons," some with their traditional music, selected to present French culture and history to children, illustrated in the manner of various French portraits and other French art
Moses, from the story told in the Old Testament by Maud Petersham( Book )

8 editions published between 1938 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the Bible story of Moses, who was hidden from the Egyptians as a baby, and who led his people across the Red Sea and into the wilderness in search of the Promised Land
Tales told in Holland by Olive Beaupré Miller( Book )

8 editions published between 1926 and 1952 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection consists of stories with a few translations from the greatest Dutch poets and a few old Dutch nursery rhymes
Susannah, the pioneer cow by Miriam E Mason( Book )

7 editions published between 1941 and 1956 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susannah, her calves Rosy and Posy, and all the other animals accompany Farmer Wayne's family when they travel by covered wagon from Virginia to the Middle West
A bird in the hand : sayings from Poor Richard's almanack by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

5 editions published between 1951 and 1956 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated selection of the "Sayings of Poor Richard" together with a brief biography of Benjamin Franklin and information about his "Almanack."
Under the north light : the life and work of Maud and Miska Petersham by Lawrence Webster( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unusual and enduring partnership of Maud and Miska Petersham will intrigue everyone who is interested in the integration of life and work, values and livelihood. Maud and Miska met when they were young, aspiring artists working in their first New York City jobs. Maud, a 1912 Vassar graduate, had deep Yankee roots; Miska immigrated from Hungary in 1912 after rigorous study at the Royal National School for Applied Arts in Budapest. They met while working at a commercial design studio in New York City and married in 1917. They moved to Woodstock, New York, in 1920. Pioneers in a golden age of children's book publishing in America, the Petershams were among a handful of people who set the direction for illustrated children's books as we know them today. They worked closely with such legendary editors as Louise Seaman Bechtel and May Massee, and with such inventive printers as Charles Stringer and William Glaser, greatly advancing the art of the illustrated children's book. Under their studio's north light they produced more than a hundred books, as illustrators or author/illustrators, during a career that spanned five decades. Theirs was a deep collaboration of complementary backgrounds and temperaments, and a marriage that created a warm and welcoming household. Their books were not only immensely popular with children, but also admired by critics, librarians and tastemakers. In the years before the founding of the Caldecott Medal, their contributions were recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). Four of the Petershams' books were selected for inclusion in the highly competitive AIGA exhibitions in the late 1920s and early 1930s. During the 1940s the Petershams won a Caldecott Honor (in 1942, for An American ABC) and a Caldecott Medal (in 1946, for The Rooster Crows.)
 
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The rooster crows : a book of American rhymes and jingles
Alternative Names
Petrezselyem Mihály 1888-1960

Petrezselyem, Mikaly 1888-1960

ピーターシャム, ミスカ

Languages
English (257)

Swedish (2)

German (1)

Covers
Rootabaga storiesThe circus baby