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Kate Seredy

Author, Illustrator, Translator

(1899 - 1975)

Kate Seredy

Kate Seredy (1899–1975) was a Hungarian-born writer and illustrator of children’s books. She won the Newbery Medal once, the Newbery Honor twice, the Caldecott Medal once, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. Most of her books were written in English, which was not her first language.



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Adopted Jane (1947)

A young orphan girl spends the summer with two families, hoping that one will adopt her.

Author(s): Helen Fern Daringer
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Adopted Jane (2002)

A young orphan girl spends the summer with two families, hoping that one will adopt her.

Author(s): Helen Fern Daringer
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 9 (1958)

A collection of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Carolyn Haywood
Et al
Illustrator(s): Paul Galdone
Henry C. Pitz
Feodor Rojankovsky
Kate Seredy
Et al

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Bible Children (1937)

A selection of Bible stories about children.

Author(s): Blanche Jennings Thompson
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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A Brand New Uncle (1961)

When Mr. and Mrs. Smith run away from their grandchildren, the soon find how much they miss them.

Author(s): Kate Seredy
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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The Broken Song (1934)

The story of a family in the last days of Imperial Russia.

1934

Author(s): Sonia Medvedeva Daugherty
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Caddie Woodlawn (1935)

Pioneer adventures of a girl growing up in northern Wisconsin.

1936

Author(s): Carol Ryrie Brink
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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A Candle Burns for France (1946)

The lives of some French saints for children.

Author(s): Blanche Jennings Thompson
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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The Chestry Oak (1948)

A young Hungarian orphan comes to America. This is also the story of a boy and his horse.

1949

Author(s): Kate Seredy
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Children Everywhere (1958)

A collection of stories and poems about children around the world for older readers.

Author(s): Eleanor Estes
Rachel Field
Robert Frost
Sterling North
Johanna Spyri
Et al
Illustrator(s): Maurice Sendak
Kate Seredy
Louis Slobodkin
Hilda van Stockum
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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The Christmas Anna Angel (1944)

The Christmas Anna Angel makes Christmas cakes for Anna and her brother.

1945

Author(s): Ruth Sawyer
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Common Sense for Mothers (1935)

A mother of seven gives advice on child rearing.

Author(s): Estelle Mulqueen Reilly
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Dictionary for Use with Peter and Peggy (1930)

A dictionary for use with the elementary school readers Peter and Peggy.

Author(s): Arthur I. Gates
Miriam Blanton Huber
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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A Dog Named Penny (1955)

Two orphaned children makes friends with their neighbor and his dog.

Author(s): Clyde Robert Bulla
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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An Ear for Uncle Emil (1939)

Uncle Emil, the best herdsman doll in Switzerland has lost his ear to Gigi the goose.

1939

Author(s): E. R. Gaggin
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Finnegan II: His Nine Lives (1953)

Finnie intends to have more than nine lives.

1954

Author(s): Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Friendly Stories (1930)

An elementary school reader.

Author(s): Arthur I. Gates
Miriam Blanton Huber
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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From Hunters to Herdsmen (1932)

Ancient history for grade school students.

Author(s): Elizabeth Forbes O’Hara
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Fun at the Playground (1946)

An elementary school reader about sports.

Author(s): Mary Louise Friebele
Bernice Osler Frissell
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Fun in Swimming (1946)

An elementary school reader about swimming.

Author(s): Mary Louise Friebele
Bernice Osler Frissell
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Fun Outdoors (1951)

An elementary school reader about camping.

Author(s): Mary Louise Friebele
Bernice Osler Frissell
Frances C. Smith
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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God Our Father (1934)

A book on prayer for elementary school children.

Author(s): Virgil George Michel
Basil Augustine Stegmann
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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The Good Master (1935)

The adventures of Jancsi and his cousin Kate on his father’s ranch in Hungary.

1935
1936

Author(s): Kate Seredy
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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The Gunniwolf and other Merry Tales (1936)

A collection of stories by leading authors illustrated by Kate Seredy.

1936

Author(s): Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Helen Bannerman
Rose Fyleman
Hugh Lofting
Et al
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Gypsy (1951)

The life story of a cat.

Author(s): Kate Seredy
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Happy Days (1936)

An elementary school text book.

Author(s): W. W. Charters
Dean F. Smiley
Ruth M. Strang
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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The Health Parade (1939)

A grade school text book.

Author(s): J. Mace Andress
Et al
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Hero Tales From Many Lands (1961)

A collection of stories about the great heroes of mythology and history.

Author(s): James Baldwin
Howard Pyle
Kate Seredy
Et al
Illustrator(s): Gordon Laite

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Hoot-Owl (1936)

An elementary reader.

Author(s): Mabel Guinnip La Rue
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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A House for Ten (1949)

A family with ten children live on a farm in Indiana in the 1850’s.

Author(s): Miriam E. Mason
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Jesus Our Savior (1936)

A religion textbook for elementary school.

Author(s): Virgil George Michel
Basil Augustine Stegmann
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Lazy Tinka (1962)

Tinka decides to play in the forest instead of helping her mother.

Author(s): Kate Seredy
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Let’s Take Turns (1940)

A grade school civics book.

Author(s): Lois Gadd Nemec
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Listening (1936)

Gail and Grroo come to visit Uncle George and his family and learn the history of their colonial house.

1936

Author(s): Kate Seredy
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Little Music Maker (1931)

A piano book for beginners.

Author(s): Margery M. Kennedy
Peter C. Kennedy
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Little Vic (1951)

The story of Little Vic, grandson of Man ’o War, and his jockey, Jonathan “Pony” Rivers.

Author(s): Doris Gates
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Living Together at Home and at School (1944)

A geography book for the elementary grades.

Author(s): W. W. Charters
Prudence Cutright
Et al
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Mademoiselle Misfortune (1936)

Alice Moreau tours France as companion to old Miss Weatherwax.

Author(s): Carol Ryrie Brink
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Mary Montgomery, Rebel (1948)

A fictionalized biography of a southern girl at the time of the Civil War.

Author(s): Helen Fern Daringer
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Michel’s Island (1940)

Michel Jarnac, son of a French voyageur and grandson of an Indian chief, lives on Mackinac Island in the early 1800’s.

Author(s): Mabel L. Hunt
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Modern English Book Two, Parts I and II (1932)

An elementary school grammar book that contains a large number of Kate Seredy’s best pen and ink illustrations.

Author(s): Ida Catherine Bender
Henry Pendexter Emerson
Blanche Jennings Thompson
Et al
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy
Et al

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Mountain Gateways (1933)

An elementary school reader.

Author(s): Wilhelmina Harper
Allen Partridge Hollis
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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The Oldest Story: The Story of the Bible for Young People (1943)

Familiar bible stories for children.

Author(s): Blanche Jennings Thompson
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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The Open Gate (1943)

When Mr. Preston makes a bid on a farm, he doesn’t know what he is getting into, but his family is happy he did.

1943

Author(s): Kate Seredy
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Other People’s Houses (1939)

A young woman strikes out on her own in the big city.

1940

Author(s): Margery Williams Bianco
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Pathfinder: Readings from Modern Literature (1930)

An elementary school reader.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Paths and Pathfinders (1946)

The Guidebook edition includes material for teachers as well as the actual elementary school reader. There was also a Cathedral edition.

Author(s): William S. Gray
Et al
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Philomena (1955)

When her Babushka dies, Philomena goes to Prague to find her aunt.

Author(s): Kate Seredy
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Pilgrim Kate (1949)

A young woman in England decides to join the Puritans when they depart for Holland.

Author(s): Helen Fern Daringer
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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The Prince Commands (1934)

This first novel by Andre Norton is a Ruritanian adventure. The writing lacks polish.

Author(s): Andre Norton
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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The Selfish Giant and Other Stories (1935)

Six literary fairy tales, including The Magic Fishbone and Perez the Mouse.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Oscar Wilde
Et al
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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The Singing Tree (1939)

Jancsi and Kate must manage the ranch when the Good Master is called up to fight in World War I.

1940
1940

Author(s): Kate Seredy
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Smiling Hill Farm (1937)

The Wayne family are early pioneers in Indiana, settling at Smiling Hill Farm in 1817.

1938

Author(s): Miriam E. Mason
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Story Parade Red Book (1937)

A collection of 39 stories for boys and girls by noted authors, and with numerous illustrations.

Author(s): Carol Ryrie Brink
Margaret Wise Brown
Elizabeth Coatsworth
Charles Finger
Et al
Illustrator(s): Laura Bannon
Lois Lenski
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Henry C. Pitz
Kate Seredy
Et al

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Taming the Wild Grasses (1932)

An elementary school ancient history.

Author(s): Elizabeth Forbes O’Hara
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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The Tenement Tree (1959)

Tino spends the summer in the country with his aunt and helps her write a book about the animals he sees.

Author(s): Kate Seredy
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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A Tree for Peter (1941)

Peter’s life is changed when he meets Peter King in shantytown

1942

Author(s): Kate Seredy
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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We Are Neighbors (1957)

An elementary school reader.

Author(s): Virginia Lee Burton
Odille Ousley
David H. Russell
Et al
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy
Et al

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The White Stag (1937)

The legendary tale of the migration of the Huns and Magyars from the east to Hungary.

1938

Author(s): Kate Seredy
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Who Is Johnny? (1939)

A black boy, born in Hungary, travels to Berlin to find his long lost brother.

Author(s): Leopold Gedo
Illustrator(s): Leopold Gedo

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Winterbound (1936)

Kay and Garry Ellis spend the winter in an old farm house, and are the better for it.

1936
1937

Author(s): Margery Williams Bianco
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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With Harp and Lute (1935)

A collection of poems and songs on Catholic themes.

Author(s): Blanche Jennings Thompson
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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The Wonderful Year (1946)

Ellen moves with her family to a fruit farm in Colorado. The book won the Julia Ellsworth Ford Foundation Award as well as a Newbery Honor.

1946
1947

Author(s): Nancy Barnes
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Yankee Yarns: Stories from the Northeastern States (1944)

A collection of short stories set in the northeast states. Includes ‘A Nantucket Picnic’ by Elizabeth Enright and ‘Ice on Horse-Killer’ by Stephen W. Meader.

Author(s): Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Elizabeth Coatsworth
Alice Dalgliesh
Elizabeth Enright
Stephen W. Meader
Cornelia Meigs
Mabel L. Robinson
Ruth Sawyer
Kate Seredy
Et al
Illustrator(s): Nedda Walker

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Young Walter Scott (1935)

An imaginative biography of Sir Walter Scott’s youth.

1935
1936

Author(s): Elizabeth Janet Gray
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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