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Tag Archives | May Massee

McCloskey, Robert

Born on September 15, 1914 in Hamilton, Ohio, and married to children’s librarian Margaret Durand in 1940, children’s literature legend Robert McCloskey died on June 30, 2003. The author and illustrator of eight children’s books, all published by May Massee at Viking Children’s Books, and the illustrator of ten books by other authors (one of […]


Seredy, Kate

Kate Seredy (pronounced sher-edy) was born on November 10, 1899 in Budapest, Hungary. She received teaching certification in Budapest but worked as a nurse during WWI. She moved to the U.S. in 1922. Seredy settled on a farm in Montgomery, New York, ran a children’s bookstore from 1933-34, and then worked as a freelance illustrator […]


Petersham, Maud

Maud Fuller Petersham was born on August 5, 1889 in Kingston, New York and grew up to be part of a Caldecott Medal-winning husband-and-wife team. She was the daughter of a Baptist minister, graduated from Vassar, and spent a year at art school in New York where she met Miska, her lifelong collaborator. Working in […]