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Marla Frazee Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2149

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one illustration from the 2013 publication Clementine and the Spring Trip, written by Sara Pennypacker and illustrated by Marla Frazee.


  • undated


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 / Historical

Born on January 16, 1958, in Los Angeles, California, Marla Frazee grew up in Glendale, California. She attended the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, graduating with a bachelors of fine arts in 1981. While in school she meet photographer Tim Bradley, whom she married in 1986; they moved to Pasadena, California and have raised three sons. After graduation, Frazee did toy design with companies like Parker Brothers and Mattell, while sending illustration work to various publishers. The first book Frazee illustrated was World-Famous Murial and the Magic Mystery, published in 1990 by Sue Alexander. Frazee has won two Caldecott Honors, first for A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Everin 2008, and then with All The Worldin 2009. Her official website can be found at


1 box (0.20 cubic feet)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of one original illustration created by Marla Frazee.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Kerlan Friends, purchased from the American Booksellers Foundation For Free Expression (ABFEE) auction in May 2014.

Marla Frazee papers, undated
Finding aid created by Kate Dietrick
July 2013
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Revision Statements

  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library