Individual Author Record
Name: Janice May UdryPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Born: 1928 in Jacksonville, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionUdry was born in Jacksonville and graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston.
Biographical and Professional InformationJanice 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.
- A Tree Is Nice, HarperCollins, 1956
- Theodore's Parents, Lothrop, 1958
- The Moon Jumpers, Harpercollins , 1959
- Danny's Pig, Lothrop, 1960
- Alfred, Whitman, 1960
- Let's Be Enemies , HarperCollins, 1961
- Is Susan Here?, Abelard, 1962
- The Mean Mouse and Other mean Stories, Harper, 1962
- The End of the Line, Albert Whitman, 1962
- Betsy-Back-in-Bed, Albert Whitman, 1963
- Next Door to Laura Linda, Whitman, 1965
- What Mary Jo Shared, HarperCollins, 1966
- If You're a Bear, Albert Whitman, 1967
- Mary Ann's Mud Day, Harper, 1967
- What Mary Jo Wanted, Albert Whitman, 1968
- The Sunflower Garden, Harvey House, 1969
- Emily's Autumn, Albert Whitman, 1969
- Glenda, Harper, 1969
- Mary Jo's Grandmother, Harpercollins, 1970
- Angie, Harper, 1971
- How I Faded Away, Albert Whitman, 1975
- Oh, No! Cat!, Coward, 1976
- Thump and Plunk, HarperCollins, 1981 - published with new illustrations by Geoffrey Hayes, 2000
- Glenda Glinka, Witch-at-Large, HarperTrophy, 1997
Titles At Your Library
A Tree Is Nice (Rise and Shine)
ISBN: 0064431479 HarperCollins. 1987
"Trees are very nice," says Janice May Udry in her first book for children. She goes on to explain that even one tree is nice, if it is the only one you happen to have.
Some of the reasons why trees are so good to have around are funny. Some are indisputable facts. But in all of them there is a sense of poetic simplicity and beauty which will be sure to entrance any young child. Whether he knows one tree or many, he will relish the descriptions of the delights to be had in, with, or under a tree.
Marc Simont's joyous pictures, half of them in full color, accentuate the child-like charm of the words. And each painting of a tree or trees shows just how very nice they can be.
The Moon Jumpers
ISBN: 0060284609 HarperCollins. 2004 Features simple text that describes a cool, moonlit night and a group of children who meet outside to dance in the grass and play tag while the wind blows gently around them.
Let's Be Enemies
ISBN: 0064431886 HarperCollins. 1988
James used to be my friend. But today he is my enemy.
James and John are best friends -- or at least they used to be. They shared pretzels, umbrellas, and even chicken pox. Now James always wants to be boss, and John doesn't want to be friends anymore. But when he goes to James' house to tell him so, something unexpected happens.
Alfred: Scott Foresman Second Talking Storybook (Record Included)
ISBN: B002Y5RDAE Albert Whitman & Co/Special Ed for Scott Foresman. 1961 Charming childrens story of a boy named Henry and his large Irish Setter named Alfred. Special School Edition by Scott Foresman & Company. Originally came with a record in a pocket attached inside the back cover. No record.
The Mean Mouse and Other mean Stories
ISBN: B000GGOCP2 Harper & Brothers. 1962
Next Door to Laura Linda
ISBN: B0007E1N1E Albert Whitman & Co.. 1965
What Mary Jo Shared by Udry, Janice May published by Scholastic Paperback
ISBN: B008TG9CX8 Scholastic. 1994
Glenda Glinka: Witch-at-large (Trophy Chapter Books)
ISBN: 0064404102 Harpercollins Childrens Books. 1997 Able to turn herself into anything, Glenda Glinka the witch transforms herself into a little girl, aspiring to be the best child that ever was, and learns how hard it is to do everyday little girl things. Reprint.
Mary Jo's Grandmother.
ISBN: 0807549843 Albert Whitman & Co. 1970 Mary Jo helps her grandmother when the old woman is injured in her country home
Thump and Plunk (My First I Can Read)
ISBN: 0064442675 HarperCollins. 2001
First Thump thumps Plunk. Then Plunk plunks Thump. So Thump thumps Plunk back. Will Thump and Plunk ever stop thumping and plunking each other?