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Helen Sewell

Author, Illustrator, Editor, Compiler

(1896 - 1957)

Helen Sewell

Helen Sewell was a children’s book illustrator and author. She won a 1955 Caldecott Honor for The Thanksgiving Story and illustrated several Newbery Honor novels. Some of her papers were donated to the University of Minnesota.



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ABC for Everyday (1930)

An ABC picture book.

Author(s): Helen Sewell
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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Ann Frances (1935)

A story about the everyday doings of a five year old girl.

Author(s): Eliza Orne White
Illustrator(s): Grace Paull
Helen Sewell

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Away Goes Sally (1934)

In this first book about Sally she journeys from Massachusetts to Maine over the snow in a house on runners.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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Azor and the Blue-Eyed Cow (1951)

The blue-eyed cow has her own idea of how a cow should behave and only Azor understands her. And yes, there is a Santa Claus.

Author(s): Maude Crowley
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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Azor and the Haddock (1949)

Azor, the boy who talks to the animals, catches a haddock, which he wants to keep as a pet, but the fish is not interested.

Author(s): Maude Crowley
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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Baby Island (1937)

When a ferocious storm hits their ship, young Mary and Jean become stranded on a deserted island. With them are four babies.

Author(s): Carol Ryrie Brink
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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The Bears on Hemlock Mountain (1952)

The bears were nowhere to be seen when Jonathan went over the mountain, but it is getting dark as he starts on his return journey.

1953

Author(s): Alice Dalgliesh
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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A Bee in Her Bonnet (1944)

A young girl living on a farm in Nebraska takes up apiculture.

1944

Author(s): Eva M. Kristoffersen
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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Belinda the Mouse (1944)

Peter and Judy have an almost-grown-up older sister, who does not appreciate it when they play with her things.

Author(s): Helen Sewell
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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Belinda the Mouse and Peggy and the Pup (1944)

Two stories in one volume.

Author(s): Helen Sewell
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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The Big Green Umbrella (1944)

One day the big green umbrella sets out to see the world and travels to China and back.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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Birthdays for Robin (1943)

Robin asks and asks and finally gets a dog for his birthday.

Author(s): Helen Sewell
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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Blue Barns: The Story of Two Big Geese and Seven Little Ducks (1933)

The little ducks learn to fly on their own.

Author(s): Helen Sewell
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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The Blue-Eyed Lady (1942)

Pip and Nanny’s mother is an angel in heaven. A Christmas story.

1942

Author(s): Ferenc Molnár
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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Bluebonnets For Lucinda (1934)

Lucinda live on an island of the coast of Texas and comes to the mainland when the bluebonnets are in bloom.

1934

Author(s): Frances Clarke Sayers
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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Boat Children of Canton (1944)

A brother and sister displaced by the war in China go in search of their family.

1944

Author(s): Marion B. Ward
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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A Book of Myths: Selections from Bulfinch’s Age of Fable (1942)

Thirty classic myths from Greece.

Author(s): Thomas Bulfinch
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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The Brave Bantam (1946)

A hen goes all out for the War Production Board in World War II.

Author(s): Louise H. Seaman
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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Broomstick and Snowflake (1933)

Broomstick the tanner’s son falls in love with Snowflake the giant’s daughter but must rescue her from the gnomes before he can make her his wife in this Norwegian fairy tale.

Author(s): Johan Falkberget
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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Building a House in Sweden (1931)

An illustrated look at how they build houses in Sweden.

Author(s): Marjorie Sewell Cautley
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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