Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
Pen Name: Tamara Kit
Genres: Fiction, NonFiction, Poetry
Born: 1914 in Lafayette, In
Deceased: 2000 in Washington, D.C.
Beatrice attended the University of Illinois, University of Chicago and Winnetka Graduate Teachers College from 1931 through 1941. She worked as an copy writer for Scott Foresman and company in Chicago until 1944.
Biographical and Professional Information
Beatrice Schenk de Regniers was born in Lafayette, Indiana. She studied social work administration at the University of Chicago and earned her M.Ed. in 1941 from Winnetka Graduate Teachers' College. After doing social work for several years, she was sent to the Sinai Peninsula to a Yugoslav refugee camp, constructing a kindergarten and teaching American folk dances to the children. During the 1950s she began writing for children.
She was a prolific author of books for children, including the Caldecott Award-winning May I Bring a Friend? de Regniers produced children's books in several categories, from original creations, to retellings of classic stories.
The Giant Story, Harper, 1953
May I Bring a Friend, Atheneum, 1964
How Joe the Bear and Sam the Mouse got Together, Lathrop, Lee & Shepard, 1965
Red Riding Hood (In Verse), Atheneum, 1972
A Bunch of Poems and Verses, Clarion, 1979
Waiting for Mama, Houghton Mifflin, 1984
So Many Cats, Houghton Mifflin, 1985
This Big Cat and Other Cats I've Known, Crown, 1985
Jack and the Beanstalk Retold in Verse, Aladdin, 1990
Every One is Good for Something, Clarion, 1980
A Week in the Life of Best Friends, Atheneum, 1986
Jack the Giant-Killer, Atheneum, 1987
The Way I Feel...Sometimes, Clarion, 1988
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
May I Bring a Friend?
Release Date: 1989-09-30
How Joe the Bear and Sam the Mouse Got Together
Release Date: 1965
Waiting for Mama
Release Date: 1984-04
This Big Cat, and Other Cats I've Known
Release Date: 1985-06
A Week in the Life of Best Friends
Release Date: 1986-01-01
- Caldecott Award in 1965 for May I Bring a Friend
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