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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Janice May Udry  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD Fiction

Born: 1928 in Jacksonville, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Udry was born in Jacksonville and graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Janice 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.

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Titles At Your Library


-- '''''A Tree Is Nice''''' *Caldecott, 1957 *2016 ILLINOIS READS Book '''''The Moon Jumpers''''' *Caldecott Honor Book, 1960