Virginia Lee Burton
(1909 - 1968)
Virginia Lee Burton (August 30, 1909 – October 15, 1968), also known by her married name, Virginia Demetrios, was an American illustrator and children’s book author. She both wrote and illustrated seven children’s books, including the Caldecott Medal-winning “The Little House” (1942).
Belinda and her father take to the road in a house trailer
A Christmas story about a cow horse and a bad man.
A Christmas story about a cow horse and a bad man. The illustrations were redrawn for this second edition.
Children of America (1939)
Sixteen stories about American children.
The story of a train engine that runs away.
Don Coyote (1942)
A collection of folk tales from the southwest.
The Emperor’s New Clothes (1949)
Two fast-talking crooks convince the emperor that they can make him a new outfit out of a magical cloth that can only be seen by the good and the wise. It would seem to show that the emperor thought all of his people were good and wise, since he wore the new clothes in a parade.
Fairies and Friendly Folk (1934)
A collection of folk songs for the piano. The illustrator is credited as Virginia Lee Demetrios.
The Fast Sooner Hound (1942)
’You couldn’t see a thing for steam, cinders and smoke’ and the ‘rails sang like a violin for half an hour’ after the Cannon Ball passed, but the fast Sooner hound left it in his dust.
A guide to mountain climbing technique.
Katy and the Big Snow (1943)
When the big snow paralyzes the town, Katy goes to work and plows it out.
A story of life on earth from its beginnings up until today.
The Little House (1942)
The Little House gets a new lease on life when she moves to the country.
Maybelle the Cable Car (1952)
When the city fathers of San Francisco decide to remove the cable cars in the name of progress, the people vote to keep them.
When Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel Mary Anne win the bid to dig the cellar for the new town hall in Popperville, they get a chance to prove that Mary Anne ‘can dig as much in a day as a hundred men in a week.’
An omnibus containing Mike Mulligan, The Little House, Katy and the Big Snow and Maybelle the Cable Car.
Sad-Faced Boy (1937)
Three young boys hop a freight in Alabama to visit their Uncle Jasper Tappin in Harlem.
Song of Robin Hood (1947)
Eighteen of the original ballads of Robin Hood are illustrated here. Most of them also have accompanying music.
Story Parade Yellow Book (1939)
A collection of stories and poems form Story Parade magazine.
A biography of author and illustrator Virginia Lee Burton.