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Phyllis Root Collection

Summary Information
Title: Phyllis Root Collection
Dates: 1985-2000
Creator: Root, Phyllis
Extent: 52 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1418
Abstract:
The Phyllis Root Collection contains written productive material for thirteen titles published between 1985 and 2000. Items include holographs, typescripts (corrected, photocopied), jacket proofs, dummies, page proofs, front matter, correspondence, notes, articles, research material, reviews, clippings, illustrations and miscellaneous material

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Arrangement

All for the Newborn Baby, 2000

Aunt Nancy and Cousin Lazy Bones, 1998

Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble, 1996

Contrary Bear, 1996

Coyote and the Magic Words, 1993

Grandmother Winter, 1999

Kiri, unpublished

Kiss the Cow, 2000

Listening Silence, The, 1992

Moon Tiger, 1985

Mrs. Potter's Pig

Old Red Rocking Chair, The, 1992

One Duck Stuck, 1998

Rosie's Fiddle, 1997

Sam Who Was Swallowed by a Shark, 1994

Soup for Supper, 1986

What Baby Wants, 1998


Biographical Sketch

Born on Valentine's Day in 1949 in Fort Wayne, IN, Phyllis Root's notoriety stems out of her celebratory intergenerational, multicultural picture books. Claiming Valparaiso University as her alma mater, Root has written over forty-three books beginning in 1983, twelve years after she walked away with her B.A. With award-winning titles such as Moon Tiger, What Baby Wants , and Soup for Supper , Root writes on topics of natural wonders, Native-American traditions, folklore, persistence, rural life and primal fears, inviting a wide audience into the pages of her imagination. Root writes, "My hope is to keep writing and to keep having stories to tell.". The hope is universally shared.

Biographical source: Something About the Author . Volume 145, 2004.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Phyllis Root Collection contains written productive material for thirteen titles published between 1985 and 2000. Items include holographs, typescripts (corrected, photocopied), jacket proofs, dummies, page proofs, front matter, correspondence, notes, articles, research material, reviews, clippings, illustrations and miscellaneous material.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Root, Phyllis
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
All for the Newborn Baby 2000 
Note  Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2000
Box MF 2888
holograph (37 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
typescript (20 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
typescript, corrected (28 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
Aunt Nancy and Cousin Lazy Bones 1998 
Note  Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 1998
Box MF 2888
holograph (3 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
typescript (5 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
typescript, corrected (23 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble 1996 
Note  Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 1996
Box MF 2888
holograph (1 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
typescript (5 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
typescript, corrected (27 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
jacket proof (1 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF 2888
Box
notes (1 p.)  Box
 
Contrary Bear 1996 
Note  Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 1996
Box MF 2325
holograph and typescript, corrected (9 p.)  Box MF 2325
 
typescript (4 p.)  Box MF 2325
 
typescript, corrected (14 p.)  Box MF 2325
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (4 p.)  Box MF 2325
 
dummy (14 p.)  Box MF 2325
 
correspondence (18 p.)  Box MF 2325
 
photocopy of articles (4 p.)  Box MF 2325
 
Coyote and the Magic Words 1993 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books, 1993
Box MF 2325
holograph (4 p.)  Box MF 2325
 
holograph and typescript, corrected (10 p.)  Box MF 2325
 
typescript (6 p.)  Box MF 2325
 
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF 2325
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (6 p.)  Box MF 2325
 
proof for jacket (1 p.)  Box MF 2325
 
publisher's dummy (16 p.)  Box MF 2325
 
correspondence (7 p.)  Box MF 2325
 
notes (5 p.)  Box MF 2325
 
photocopy of articles (5 p.)  Box MF 2325
 
Grandmother Winter 1999 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1999
Box MF 2888
holograph (12 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
typescript (14 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
typescript, corrected (25 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
page proof (6 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
Kiri unpublished 
Box MF 2358, 2373-4
typescript (9 p.)  Box MF 2358, 2373-4
 
typescript, corrected (1561 p.)  Box MF 2358, 2373-4
 
correspondence (135 p.)  Box MF 2358, 2373-4
 
notes (135 p.)  Box MF 2358, 2373-4
 
research material (8 p.)  Box MF 2358, 2373-4
 
Kiss the Cow 2000 
Note  Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2000
Box MF 2888
typescript (10 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
typescript, corrected (52 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF 2888
 
Listening Silence, The 1992 
Note  New York: HarperCollins, 1992
Box MF 2373, 2374
typescript (14 p.)  Box MF 2373, 2374
Box MF 2358, 2373, 2374
typescript, corrected (1562 p.)  Box MF 2358, 2373, 2374
Box MF 2373, 2374
typescript, synopsis (8 p.)  Box MF 2373, 2374
Box MF 2358
front matter (7 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
page proof, corrected (123 p.)  Box MF 2358
Box MF 2358, 2373, 2374
correspondence (169 p.)  Box MF 2358, 2373, 2374
Box MF 2373, 2374
notes (137 p.)  Box MF 2373, 2374
 
research material (8 p.)  Box MF 2373, 2374
 
Moon Tiger 1985 
Note Young, Ed
New York: Holt, 1985
Box MF 1315
typescript, corrected (12 p.)  Box MF 1315
Box MF 2358
typescript, corrected photocopy (3 p.)  Box MF 2358
Box MF 1315, 2358
correspondence (78 p.)  Box MF 1315, 2358
Box MF 1315
review (8 p.)  Box MF 1315
Box MF 2358
clippings (1 check stub)  Box MF 2358
Box MF 1315
miscellaneous (2 p.)  Box MF 1315
 
Mrs. Potter's Pig 1996 
Note Illustrated by Russell, Ayto
Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 1996
Box MF 2358
holograph, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
typescript (5 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
typescript, corrected (17 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
typescript, corrected fax (10 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
page proof, corrected photocopy (15 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
book jacket (1 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
publisher's dummy (36 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
notes (4 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
clippings, reviews (2 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
Old Red Rocking Chair, The 1992 
Note  Illustrated by Sanford, John
New York: Arcade, 1992
Box MF 2334
holograph (5 p.)  Box MF 2334
 
holograph and typescript, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF 2334
 
typescript (10 p.)  Box MF 2334
 
typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF 2334
 
typescript, photocopy (2 p.)  Box MF 2334
 
typescript, photocopy (fax) (2 p.)  Box MF 2334
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (fax) (2 p.)  Box MF 2334
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (3 p.)  Box MF 2334
 
proof for jacket (2 p.)  Box MF 2334
 
revised dummy (35 p.)  Box MF 2334
 
publisher's dummy (48 p.)  Box MF 2334
 
correspondence (31 p.)  Box MF 2334
 
photocopy of articles (8 p.)  Box MF 2334
 
One Duck Stuck 1998 
Note  Illustrated by Chapman, Jane
Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 1998
Box MF 2358
typescript (23 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
typescript, corrected (41 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
Color photocopies of illustrations (21 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
correspondence (8 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
notes (16 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
Rosie's Fiddle 1997 
Note  Illustrated by O'Malley, Kevin
New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1997
Box MF 2358
holograph, corrected (12 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
typescript (9 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
typescript, corrected (30 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
photocopies of illustrations (15 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
notes (5 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
Sam Who Was Swallowed by a Shark 1994 
Note  Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 1994
Box MF 2339
holograph (3 p.)  Box MF 2339
 
holograph and typescript (3 p.)  Box MF 2339
 
holograph and typescript, corrected (15 p.)  Box MF 2339
 
typescript (1 p.)  Box MF 2339
 
typescript, corrected (9 p.)  Box MF 2339
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (4 p.)  Box MF 2339
 
proof for jacket (2 p.)  Box MF 2339
 
publisher's dummy (15 p.)  Box MF 2339
 
photocopy of illustrations (1 p.)  Box MF 2339
 
correspondence (23 p.)  Box MF 2339
 
photocopy of clippings (7 p.)  Box MF 2339
 
Soup for Supper 1986 
Note Illustrated by Truesdell, Sue
New York: Harper, 1986
Box MF 1315, 2358
typescript, corrected (52 p.)  Box MF 1315, 2358
Box MF 2358
typescript, corrected photocopy (11 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
front matter, photocopy (2 p.)  Box MF 2358
Box MF 1315
galley proof (2 p.)  Box MF 1315
Box MF 2358
galley proof, corrected photocopy (2 p.)  Box MF 2358
Box MF 1315, 2358
correspondence (62 p.)  Box MF 1315, 2358
Box MF 2358
notes (5 p.)  Box MF 2358
Box MF 1315
clippings (1 p.)  Box MF 1315
 
miscellaneous (4 p.)  Box MF 1315
 
What Baby Wants 1986 
Note Illustrated by Barton, Jill
Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 1998
Box MF 2358
typescript (3 p.)  Box MF 2358
 
typescript, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF 2358