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Tibor Gergely

Author, Illustrator

(1900 - 1978)

Tibor Gergely

Tibor Gergely (1900-1978) was an artist best known for his work in several popular children’s books. Born in Budapest in 1900, he studied art briefly in Vienna before emigrating to the United States in 1939, where he settled in New York City.

Largely a self-taught artist, he also contributed several covers of The New Yorker, mostly during the 1940s. Among the most popular children’s books Gergely illustrated are The Happy Man and His Dump Truck, Busy Day Busy People, The Little Red Caboose, The Fire Engine Book, Tootle, Five Little Firemen, Five Hundred Animals from A to Z, and Scuffy the Tugboat.

Many of his better known books were published by Little Golden Books. His best work is collected in The Great Big Book of Bedtime Stories. Gergely died in 1978, in New York.

As of 2001, Tootle was the all-time third best-selling hardcover children’s book in English, and Scuffy the Tugboat was the eighth all-time bestseller.



Bibliography

Animal Friends All Year Long (1969)

Two dozen stories and poems about the animals of River Bend.

Author(s): Patricia Scarry
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Animal Gym (1956)

What would happen at school if elephants walked the balance beam, monkeys climbed all over the monkey bars, and tigers went up the rope?

Author(s): Beth Greiner Hoffman
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Animal Orchestra (1958)

Animal friends get together to make some music.

Author(s): Ilo Orleans
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Animal Stories (1957)

A Giant Little Golden Book containing The Happy Man and His Dump Truck, Animal Gym and The Merry Shipwreck.

Author(s): Georges Duplaix
Beth Greiner Hoffman
Miryam Yardumian
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Animal Story Parade (1951)

A collection of stories from Story Parade magazine.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Antonio Joaquin Robles Soler
Various
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely
Feodor Rojankovsky
Kurt Wiese

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Animals: A Picture Book of Facts and Figures (1974)

Short informative articles about many different animals accompanied by colored pictures.

Author(s): Tibor Gergely
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Baby Wild Animals from A to Z (1973)

Pictures and stories of baby wild animals.

Author(s): Tibor Gergely
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Bobby and His Airplanes (1949)

Bobby wants to fly higher and higher as he tries different means of aerial transport.

Author(s): Helen Palmer
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Bobo the Barrage Balloon (1943)

A story about what a barrage balloon does to protect its country.

Author(s): Margaret McConnell
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Busy Day, Busy People (1973)

A pictorial exploration of work from the farm to the circus.

Author(s): Tibor Gergely
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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The Christmas Treasure Book: Stories, Songs and Poems (1950)

An anthology of Christmas stories and poems featuring many of the Golden Book artists and writers.

Author(s): Hilda Marx
Et al
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt
Tibor Gergely
Feodor Rojankovsky
Et al

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Christopher and the Columbus (1951)

The captain and crew of the ferry boat Columbus rescue three castaways.

Author(s): Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Circus Time (1948)

Molly and her Daddy spend the day at the circus. Later editions have more color but fewer pages.

Author(s): Marion Conger
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Daddies (1953)

While children are playing their daddies are working to make sure there is food on the table, clothes to wear and a roof over their heads.

Author(s): Janet Frank
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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A Day at the Zoo (1950)

This celebration of the zoo includes a song. Later editions have fewer pages.

Author(s): Marion Conger
Ethel Crowninshield
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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A Day In the Jungle (1943)

A little gray mouse gets the jungle animals to help his rid his house of a dangerous monster.

Author(s): Janette Sebring Lowrey
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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The Deep Blue Sea (1958)

An introduction to oceanography.

Author(s): Kathleen N. Daly
Bertha Morris Parker
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Dinosaurs (1965)

An animal picture book with science activities.

Author(s): Bertha Morris Parker
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Dog in the Sky (1952)

When Runyon Jones’ dog Pootzy ends up in Purgatory, he is determined to get him back.

Author(s): Norman Corwin
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Emily’s Moo (1969)

Emily knows that cows say moo, but she has never learned how.

Author(s): Tibor Gergely
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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