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Paul Galdone collection

Identifier: CLRC-484

<emph render="bold">Scope and Content</emph>

The collection contains production material for 103 titles published between 1952 and 1987, as well as shooting copy and related material for some of the Anatole books reprinted in 1990. The collections includes a small amount of manuscript material for two titles, and consists of a corrected typescript and corrected galley proofs and designer's notes, and illustrative material. The illustrative material included illustrations, dummies, publisher's dummies, layouts, paste-ups, proofs for illustrations and text, photographs, production material for bookmarks, and some miscellaneous art including designs for a 1962 Christmas Card.


  • 1952-1990


Language of Materials


Access and Use:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is 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.

<emph render="bold">Biographical Sketch</emph>

Biographical SketchPaul Galdone was born in Hungary, ca. 1907. He immigrated to the United States in 1928 and studied art at the Art Student's League and New York School of Industrial Design. Galdone illustrated his first children's book, Ellen MacGregor's Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars,in 1951. Throughout his long and prolific career, he illustrated dozens of books by many authors as well as his own adaptations of classic folk and fairy tales and fables. Paul Galdone is perhaps best known for his illustrations for the Eve Titus' Anatolein 1957, and the second in 1958 for Anatole and the Cat.

Paul Galdone's adaptations of many classic tales are noted for "their colorful images and intricate detail" as well as their ability to capture the "mood" of a story and frequently their sense of humor and "satiric wit." Paul Galdone worked in a variety of media, most often using pen or ink and wash. He drew inspiration from nature and some of the classic illustrators such as Arthur Rackham and Walter Crane. Paul Galdone died November 7, 1986 and in 1996 posthumously received the 1996 Kerlan Award for his contribution to children's literature.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author,vols. 17, 66, 85; Children's Literature Review, vol. 16


0.0 Cubic Feet (illustrative material)


Paul Galdone's papers focus on his work as an illustrator of children's books. The collection contains production material for 103 titles published between 1952 and 1987, and includes illustrative material and a small amount of manuscript material for stories adapted by Paul Galdone. The designer's notes, a small amount of correspondence, illustrations done in a publisher's dummies, layouts, paste-ups, photographs, proofs for illustrations and texts, shooting copy for reprints of art for some of the "Anatole" books done in 1990, production material for bookmarks, and some miscellaneous art including designs for a 1962 Christmas card.

<emph render="bold">Arrangement</emph>

Adventures of Egbert the Easter Egg, The, 1965

All Sizes and Shapes of Monkeys and Apes, 1970

Amazing Pig, The, 1981

Anatole, 1956

Anatole and the Cat, 1957

Anatole and the Piano, 1966

Anatole and the Pied Piper, 1980

Anatole and the Poodle, 1965

Anatole and the Robot, 1960

Anatole and the Thirty Thieves, 1969

Anatole and the Toyshop, 1970

Anatole Over Paris, 1961

Androcles and the Lion, 1970

Animals on the Ceiling, 1966

Basil and the Lost Colony, 1964

Basil in Mexico, 1976

Basil of Baker Street, 1958

Because of the Sand Witches There

Big Basketball Prize, The, 1963

Blind Men and the Elephant, 1963

Boy at Bat, 1961

Boy with a Billion Pets, The, 1968

Bremen Town Musicians, The, 1968

Budd's Noisy Wagon, 1968

Camel in the Sea, A, 1966

Capital Ship, or, the Walloping Window-Blind, A, 1963

Cinderella, 1978

Complete Story of the Three Blind Men, 1987

Cool Ride in the Sky, The, 1973

Counting Carnival, 1962

Deacon's Masterpiece, or, The Wonderful One-Hoss Shay, The, 1965

Dogs and Cats and Things Like That, 1971

Dozen Dinosaurs, A, 1967

Edie Changes Her Mind, 1964

Edie on the Warpath, 1966

Elbert, the Mind Reader, 1967

Elves and the Shoemaker, The, 1984

Fishing Cat, The , 1953

Follow Your Nose, 1963

George Washington's Breakfast, 1969

Golden Touch, The, 1959

Gorilla in the Hall, 1977

Grandfather and I, 1959

Grandmother and I, 1959

Hare and the Tortoise, The, 1962

Henny Penny, 1968

High Sounds, Low Sounds, 1967

History of Mother Twaddle and the Marvelous Achievements of Her Son Jack, 1974

History of Simple Simon, The, 1966

Horse, the Fox and the Lion, The, 1968

House that Jack Built, 1961

How Many Teeth?, 1962

It Does Not Say Meow and Other Animal Riddle Rhymes, 1962

Jeff and Mr. James' Pond, 1962

Kickoff, 1955

King of the Cats: A Ghost Story, 1980

Koko and the Ghosts, 1966

Lady Who Saw the Good Side of Everything, 1975

Little Bo-Peep, 1986

Little Boy and the Birthdays, The, 1965

Little Girl and the Big Bear, The, 1980

Little Red Hen, The, 1973

Little Tom Tucker, 1970

Little Tuppen: An Old Tale, 1967

Look at Your Eyes, 1962

Miss Pickerell Goes to the Arctic, 1954

Mr. Ferguston of the Fire Department, 1956

My Dog and I, 1958

My Sister and I, 1963

Night Cat, 1957

Odd Old Mammals: Animals after the Dinosaurs, 1968

Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog, 1960

Old Woman and Her Pig, The, 1960

Ote: A Puerto Rican Folk Tale, 1969

Owl and the Pussycat, 1987

Pandora's Box: The Paradise of Children, 1967

People Downstairs, the Other City Stories, The, 1964

Puss in Boots, 1976

Queen Who Couldn't Bake Gingerbread, The, 1975


Sea Beach Adventure

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, 1965

Small Clown, 1960

Space Cat, 1952

Star-Spangled Banner, The, 1966

Strange Monsters of the Sea, 1980

Sunlit Sea, The, 1968

Sunnyvale Fair, 1962

Table, the Donkey, and the Stick, The, 1976

Three Ducks Went Wandering, 1979

Three Little Kittens, 1986

Three Little Pigs, The, 1970

Three Poems of Edgar Allen Poe, 1966

Three Sillies, The , 1981

Three Wishes, The, 1961

Tom, Tom the Piper's Son, 1964

Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, The, 1971

Try It Again, Sam: Safety When You Walk, 1970

Two and Me Makes Three, 1970

Two Laughable Lyrics: The Pobble Who Has No Toes, The Quangle Wangle's Hat, 1966

Two Old Bachelors, The, 1962

Visit from St. Nicholas, A, 1968

Whales Go By, The, 1959

What's New Lincoln?, 1970

Whiskers, My Cat, 1967

Who'll Vote for Lincoln

Who's in Charge of Lincoln?, 1965

Who's in Holes?, 1971

Wise Fool, The, 1968

Wriggles the Little Wishing Pig, 1978

Year Santa Went Modern, The, 1964

Your Skin and Mine, 1965

Zed and the Monsters, 1979

Miscellaneous Art (from Anatole series),

Anatole in Italy, 1973

Rumplestiltskin, 1985

Turtle and the Monkey, The, 1983

Bascombe, the Fastest Hound Alive, 1958

Basil and the Pygmy Cats: a Basil of Baker Street Mystery, 1971

Basil in the Wild West, 1982

Battle of the Kegs, 1964

Cat Goes Fiddle-i-fee, 1985

Chicken Licken, Henny Penny, 1968

Clarence and the Burglar, 1973

Comeback Guy, The, 1961

Correspondence with Dr. Kerlan,

Dance of the Animals, 1972

Did You Feed My Cow?,

Different Dog, The, 1960

Far Frontier, 1959

Gaggle of Geese, A, 1960

Gingerbread Boy, The, 1975

Goloff, 1964

Greedy Old Fat Man, The, 1983

Hans in Luck, 1979

Hansel and Gretel, 1982

Hungry Fox, The, and the Foxy Duck, 1978

Jack O'Lantern, 1974

Keep Calm, If You Can, 1964

Little Red Riding Hood, 1974

Lone Hunt, The, 1956

Madcap Mystery, The,

Miss Osborne-the-Mop, 1963

Miss Pickerell and the Geiger Counter, 1953

Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars, 1951

Norma Lee I Don't Knock on Doors, 1983

Obedient Jack,

Over in the Meadow, 1986

Paddy the Penguin, 1959

Princess and the Pea, The, 1978

Rendezvous in Singapore, 1961

Robber Ghost, The, 1961

Star of Wonder,

Strange Servant, A, 1977

Sword in the Tree, The, 1956

Teeny Tiny Woman, The, 1984

That's Right, Edie, 1966

Three Aesop Fox Fables, 1971

Touchdown Twins, The,

What's in the Fox's Sack?: an Old English Tale, 1982

What's the Prize, Lincoln?, 1970

Winter Danger, 1954

Wonderful Visit to Miss Liberty, The, 1961

Woody's Big Trouble, 1967

100 Hamburgers, 1972

Buffalo Knife, 1952

Clarence and the Cat, 1977

First Seven Days, Book of Genesis, 1962

Green Song, 1954

Insects All Around Us, 1981

Little Tuck, 1959

Man on the Moon, 1957

Mostly Mama, 1971

Mysterious Schoolmaster, 1959

Night Cat, 1957

Nine Lives,

Playing Cards Around the World, 1981

Shy Steg,

Sidney's Ghost, 1969

Speak up, Edie!, 1974

Steadfast Tin Soldier, 1979

Tale of the Terrible Tiger,

Theodore Turtle, 1955

Tip Top Wish,

To the Rescue, 1969

Various Illustrations

Wallace the Wandering Pig, 1967

Physical Location

See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations

Accession Information:

Part of this collection was originally given to Dr. Irvin Kerlan, who in turn donated his collection to the University of Minnesota. Additional material was given and/or placed on permanent loan by Paul Galdone from 1964-1982. Additional material was received from publishers, by arrangement with his estate, from 1987-1990.

Gift of: Galdone, Paul

Paul Galdone Collection
Christina Cowan; revised by Louise Duncan, Jim Eyer, Marie J. Harvat
1996; revised 2003, 2004, 2007
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Collecting Area Details

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