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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Janice May Udry  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1928 in Jacksonville, Illinois

-- Janice May Udry on WorldCat --

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.


'A Tree Is Nice ' Caldecott, 1957 2016 ILLINOIS READS Book 'The Moon Jumpers ' Caldecott Honor Book, 1960

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A tree is nice
ISBN: 9781435200227. OCLC Number: 924546656

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Briefly describes the many values of a tree.

A tree is nice.
ISBN: 0064431479. OCLC Number: 305176

Harper,. .

Briefly describes the value of a tree.

Brothers and sisters are like that!
ISBN: 0690160410. OCLC Number: 217286

Crowell. .

Ten stories of the good and bad aspects of having a brother and sister.

Emily's autumn
ISBN: 0437821811. OCLC Number: 16380259

World's Work,. .

A little girl recounts to her cornhusk doll the pleasures of a summer on Grandmother's farm.

Glenda Glinka, witch-at-large /
ISBN: 0064404102. OCLC Number: 35970603

HarperTrophy,. .

Glenda the witch decides she wants to be a school girl but fails to recognize her complete lack of success in the venture.

How I faded away
ISBN: 0807534161. OCLC Number: 1694057

A. Whitman,. .

Unhappy and ignored at school Robbie fades away but becomes visible when he cries or finds something he can do well.

Is Susan here?
ISBN: 0060261420. OCLC Number: 21339492

HarperCollins,. .

When Susan disappears for the day, different animals appear in her place and help Susan's mother and father with the household chores.

Let's be enemies
ISBN: 9781442003514. OCLC Number: 225723

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John gives the reasons why he and James are no longer friends, but finds it hard to remain enemies.

Let's be enemies /
ISBN: 0064431886. OCLC Number: 25196614

HarperCollins,. .

John is angry at his bossy friend James and decides to tell him so.

Mary Jo's grandmother /
ISBN: 0807549843. OCLC Number: 105119

A. Whitman,. .

When her grandmother is hurt in a fall, Mary Jo must get help to the remote farm where they live.

The moon jumpers /
ISBN: 0060284609. OCLC Number: 944631

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Four children play in the moonlight before bedtime on a soft summer night.

Thump and Plunk /
ISBN: 0064442675. OCLC Number: 40631824

HarperCollins Publishers,. .

When Thump thumps Plunk's doll Plunkit, an argument starts which their mother resolves.

What Mary Jo shared
ISBN: 1322167699. OCLC Number: 892044256

Albert Whitman & Company,. .

Mary Jo is a very shy little girl. When it comes time to share something in class she has nothing to share. She comes up with several ideas of what to share, but at the last minute says she has nothing to share. In the end she is able to find the perfect thing to share. It is something that no one else in the class has thought of sharing before.

What Mary Jo wanted
ISBN: 0807588482. OCLC Number: 615587397

A. Whitman,. .

When she gets her long-wished for puppy, a little girl takes the responsibility of training him; but no matter what she does, that puppy won't sleep at night.