Individual Author Record
Name: Janice May UdryPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Audience: Children; Born: 1928 in Jacksonville, Illinois
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Illinois ConnectionUdry was born in Jacksonville and graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston.
Biographical and Professional InformationJanice May Udry is a children's book author. Her first book, ''A Tree Is Nice'', won the 1957 Caldecott Award for the most distinguished American picture book. After marrying, she moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her husband. Her papers are held at the University of Southern Mississippi.
- A Tree Is Nice, HarperCollins, 1956
- Alfred, Whitman, 1960
- Angie, Harper, 1971
- Betsy-Back-in-Bed, Albert Whitman, 1963
- Danny's Pig, Lothrop, 1960
- Emily's Autumn, Albert Whitman, 1969
- Glenda Glinka, Witch-at-Large, HarperTrophy, 1997
- Glenda, Harper, 1969
- How I Faded Away, Albert Whitman, 1975
- If You're a Bear, Albert Whitman, 1967
- Is Susan Here?, Abelard, 1962
- Let's Be Enemies , HarperCollins, 1961
- Mary Ann's Mud Day, Harper, 1967
- Mary Jo's Grandmother, Harpercollins, 1970
- Next Door to Laura Linda, Whitman, 1965
- Oh, No! Cat!, Coward, 1976
- The End of the Line, Albert Whitman, 1962
- The Mean Mouse and Other mean Stories, Harper, 1962
- The Moon Jumpers, Harpercollins , 1959
- The Sunflower Garden, Harvey House, 1969
- Theodore's Parents, Lothrop, 1958
- Thump and Plunk, HarperCollins, 1981 - published with new illustrations by Geoffrey Hayes, 2000
- What Mary Jo Shared, HarperCollins, 1966
- What Mary Jo Wanted, Albert Whitman, 1968
Titles At Your Library
A Tree Is Nice (Rise and Shine)
ISBN: 0064431479 HarperCollins. 1987
Winner of the Caldecott Medal
“A radiant and buoyant picture book.” —The Horn Book
A Tree Is Nice is a classic tale about the beauty of the everyday world. "Simont's watercolors perfectly complement the poetic simplicity of the text, allowing the reader room to engage in his or her own imaginative embroiderings about trees" (Children's Books and Their Creators).
Trees are beautiful. They fill up the sky. If you have a tree, you can climb up its trunk, roll in its leaves, or hang a swing from one of its limbs. Cows and babies can nap in the shade of a tree. Birds can make nests in the branches. A tree is good to have around. A tree is nice.
The Moon Jumpers
ISBN: 0060284609 HarperCollins. 2004
Four years before Where the Wild Things Are won the Caldecott Medal, Maurice Sendak produced some of his most spectacular artwork for The Moon Jumpers. Printing technology has greatly improved since this enchanting picture book was first released more than fifty years ago, and now, with new color separations, the reproduction of Maurice Sendak's artwork comes closer to his stunning originals than ever before. Sendak's wondrous starry skies and Janice May Udry's evocative text immediately transport us back to cool, moonlit nights and fill us with the universal warmth of childhood. The Moon Jumpers' timeless beauty and inspiration earned it a Caldecott Honor in 1960 and will surely gather a new generation of fans.
Let's Be Enemies
ISBN: 0064431886 HarperCollins. 1988
James used to be my friend. But today he is my enemy.
James and John are best friends—or at least they used to be. They shared pretzels, umbrellas, and even chicken pox. Now James always wants to be boss, and John doesn't want to be friends anymore. But when he goes to James' house to tell him so, something unexpected happens.
Alfred: Scott Foresman Second Talking Storybook (Record Included)
ISBN: B002Y5RDAE Albert Whitman & Co/Special Ed for Scott Foresman. 1961 Charming childrens story of a boy named Henry and his large Irish Setter named Alfred. Special School Edition by Scott Foresman & Company. Originally came with a record in a pocket attached inside the back cover. No record.
The Mean Mouse and Other mean Stories
ISBN: B000GGOCP2 Harper & Brothers. 1962
Next Door to Laura Linda
ISBN: B0007E1N1E Albert Whitman & Co.. 1965 Every morning, Henry had to pass many dogs on his way to school. It seemed that there were more dogs on his street than anywhere else. And Henry was afraid of dogs. Then one morning, Alfred, the big red dog and Henry met face to face and everything changed. Alfred was happy and even Henry was happy! Text illustrated by Meg Wolbert.
What Mary Jo Shared by Udry, Janice May published by Scholastic Paperback
ISBN: B008TG9CX8 Scholastic. 1994
Glenda Glinka: Witch-at-large (Trophy Chapter Books)
ISBN: 0064404102 Harpercollins Childrens Books. 1997 Able to turn herself into anything, Glenda Glinka the witch transforms herself into a little girl, aspiring to be the best child that ever was, and learns how hard it is to do everyday little girl things. Reprint.
Mary Jo's Grandmother.
ISBN: 0807549843 Albert Whitman & Co. 1970 Mary Jo helps her grandmother when the old woman is injured in her country home
Thump and Plunk (My First I Can Read)
ISBN: 0064442675 HarperCollins. 2001
First Thump thumps Plunk. Then Plunk plunks Thump. So Thump thumps Plunk back. Will Thump and Plunk ever stop thumping and plunking each other?
AwardsA Tree Is Nice
- Caldecott, 1957
- 2016 ILLINOIS READS Book
- Caldecott Honor Book, 1960