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Jean Little Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2011

Scope and Contents

The collection contains corrected typescripts for four titles by Jean Little.


  • circa 1962-1972


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical Sketch

Jean Little was born January 2, 1932, in T'ai-nan, Formosa (Taiwan), the daughter of two physicians, but has spent most of her life in Canada. She became a teacher of children with physical challenges, a writer, and a professor of children's literature. As a child she had severe vision problems, and became interested in reading and writing through her very supportive parents who read to her and encouraged her to read herself. After taking a job working with handicapped children, Little began to search for children's books on the subject. She found very few, and most of them were unrealistic in that the child usually found a miraculous cure in the last chapter. She therefore began writing books about handicapped children, mostly so that her students could find themselves represented realistically in books. Little also wrote historical novels, and in many of her books stresses the importance of a child's imagination. She has received many awards and honors for her work. Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, Vols. 2, 68, 106, 149 Something About the Author Autobiography Series, Vol. 17 Children's Literature Review, Vol. 4


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



The collection contains corrected typescripts for four titles.


Collection arranged alphabetically by title.

Accession Information:

Gift of Jean Little

Jean Little Papers
Jim Eyer
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Collecting Area Details

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