The Circus Baby

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Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 1989 - Elephants - 32 pages
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The simplest elements often make the most enduring stories, as they have in this classic tale of a baby elephant whose mother tries to school him in human table manners. Three-color art.

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Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
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About the author (1989)

Maud Fuller Petersham was born in Kingston, New York on August 5, 1889. She graduated from Vassar College in 1912 and later studied at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art. She worked at the International Art Service, where she met her future husband and life-long illustrating partner, Miska Petersham. The husband-and-wife team illustrated more than 70 books for children, many of which they also wrote. They received the 1946 Caldecott Medal for The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles. Their other works include The Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg, The Box with Red Wheels, and The Christ Child. She died in 1971.

Miska Petersham was born in Torokszentmiklos, Hungary on September 20, 1888. He graduated from the Budapest Academy of Art in Hungary and immigrated to the United States in 1912. He worked at the International Art Service, where he met his future wife and life-long illustrating partner, Maud Petersham. The husband-and-wife team illustrated more than 70 books for children, many of which they also wrote. They received the 1946 Caldecott Medal for The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles. Their other works include The Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg, The Box with Red Wheels, and The Christ Child. He died in 1960.

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