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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Beatrice Schenk de Regniers  

Pen Name: Tamara Kit

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1914 in Lafayette, In


Illinois Connection

Beatrice attended Illinois Colleges in Illinois from 1931 through 1941 worked in Chicago until 1944.

Biographical and Professional Information

Beatrice Schenk de Regniers was born in Lafayette, Indiana. She studied social work administration at the University of Chicago and earned her M.Ed. in 1941 from Winnetka Graduate Teachers' College. After doing social work for several years, she was sent to the Sinai Peninsula to a Yugoslav refugee camp, constructing a kindergarten and teaching American folk dances to the children. During the 1950s she began writing for children.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The giant story

Harper. 1953

May I Bring a Friend?
ISBN: 0689713533

Aladdin. 1989

Winner of the Caldecott Medal
One day, a small boy receives a very special invitation -- the King and the Queen have invited him to the castle for tea. He accepts, with one question: "May I bring a friend?"
"Any friend of our friend is welcome her," says the King. But their guest's friend turns out to be someone they never expected!
Beatrice Schenk de Regniers's rhythmic text and the fantastical, jewellike artwork of Beni Montresor have made this book a favorite for more than twenty-five years.

How Joe the Bear and Sam the Mouse Got Together

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books. 1965

Book is in very good condition. Looks like it has hardly been used. The hard cover is in great shape. No writing or bending on any of the pages.

Red Riding Hood

McClelland & Stewart Ltd.. 1972

Red Riding Hood, Retold in verse for boys and girsl to read themselves, 1972 1st Edition, by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers. Illustrated (color) by Edward Gorcy. Hardcover with 47 pages.