Janice May Udry

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General Information

Name: Janice May Udry

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1928 in Jacksonville, Illinois

Website: N/A

Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Udry was born in Jacksonville and graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Janice May Udry is a children's book author. Her first book, A Tree Is Nice, won the 1957 Caldecott Award for the most distinguished American picture book.

After marrying, she moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her husband. Her papers are held at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Published Works

  • A Tree Is Nice, HarperCollins, 1956
  • Theodore's Parents, Lothrop, 1958
  • The Moon Jumpers, Harpercollins , 1959
  • Danny's Pig, Lothrop, 1960
  • Alfred, Whitman, 1960
  • Let's Be Enemies , HarperCollins, 1961
  • Is Susan Here?, Abelard, 1962
  • The Mean Mouse and Other mean Stories, Harper, 1962
  • The End of the Line, Albert Whitman, 1962
  • Betsy-Back-in-Bed, Albert Whitman, 1963
  • Next Door to Laura Linda, Whitman, 1965
  • What Mary Jo Shared, HarperCollins, 1966
  • If You're a Bear, Albert Whitman, 1967
  • Mary Ann's Mud Day, Harper, 1967
  • What Mary Jo Wanted, Albert Whitman, 1968
  • The Sunflower Garden, Harvey House, 1969
  • Emily's Autumn, Albert Whitman, 1969
  • Glenda, Harper, 1969
  • Mary Jo's Grandmother, Harpercollins, 1970
  • Angie, Harper, 1971
  • How I Faded Away, Albert Whitman, 1975
  • Oh, No! Cat!, Coward, 1976
  • Thump and Plunk, HarperCollins, 1981 - published with new illustrations by Geoffrey Hayes, 2000
  • Glenda Glinka, Witch-at-Large, HarperTrophy, 1997

Titles at Your Library

A Tree Is Nice (Rise and Shine)

ISBN: 0064431479
Release Date: 1987-07-16

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Let's Be Enemies

ISBN: 0064431886
Release Date: 1988-09-28

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Alfred: Scott Foresman Second Talking Storybook (Record Included)

Release Date: 1961

The Mean Mouse and Other mean Stories

Release Date: 1962

Next Door to Laura Linda

ASIN: B0007E1N1E
Release Date: 1965

What Mary Jo Shared by Udry, Janice May published by Scholastic Paperback

Release Date: 1994

Mary Jo's Grandmother.

ISBN: 0807549843
Release Date: 1970-06

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Literary Awards

A Tree Is Nice

  • Caldecott, 1957
  • 2016 ILLINOIS READS Book

The Moon Jumpers

  • Caldecott Honor Book, 1960

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Janice May Udry on WorldCat


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