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Phyllis Root Collection

Summary Information
Title: Phyllis Root collection
Dates: 1980-2010
Creator: Root, Phyllis
Extent: 96 folders
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1418
Abstract:
The Phyllis Root Collection contains written productive material for 43 titles published between 1985 and 2011. 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. Children's Literature Research Collections.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Root, Phyllis

Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Copyright:

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Phyllis Root collection, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Collection is arranged alphabetically by title.


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 43 titles published between 1985 and 2011. Items include holographs, typescripts (corrected, photocopied), jacket proofs, dummies, page proofs, front matter, correspondence, notes, articles, research material, reviews, clippings, illustrations and miscellaneous material.

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
All for the Newborn Baby 2000  
Box 1
Holograph, Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Page Proof, Reviews 1998-2000  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Aunt Nancy and Cousin Lazybones 1998  
Box 1
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts, Notes 1993  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble 1996  
Box 1
Holograph, Typescript, Corrected Typescripts, Jacket Proof, Correspondence 1993-1996  Box 1 , Folder 4
 
Reviews, Clippings 1996-2000  Box 1 , Folder 5
 
Aunt Nancy and the Bothersome Visitors 2007  
Box 1
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 1 , Folder 6
 
Page Proof 2006  Box 1 , Folder 7
 
Correspondence, Notes 2005-2006  Box 1 , Folder 8
 
Big Momma Makes the World 2002  
Box 1
Page Proof 2002  Box 1 , Folder 9
 
Reviews, Clippings 2002-2003  Box 1 , Folder 10
 
Contrary Bear 1996  
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts, Page Proof, Correspondence, Notes, Reviews 1983-1996  Box 1 , Folder 11
 
Coyote and the Magic Words 1993  
Box 1
Holograph, Typescript, Corrected Typescripts, Dummy, Correspondence, Notes, Reviews 1989-1996  Box 1 , Folder 12
 
Creak! Said the Bed 2010  
Box 1
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts, Dummies undated  Box 1 , Folder 13
 
Corrected Page Proofs 2007-2008  Box 1 , Folder 14
 
Correspondence, Notes 2002-2010  Box 1 , Folder 15
 
Publisher's Dummy undated  Box 3 , Folder 1
 
Fly! Swim! Wiggle! 2009 
Note Working title for Flip, Flap, Fly!
Box 1
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 1 , Folder 16
 
Page Proof, Corrected Page Proof, Dummy 2007-2008  Box 1 , Folder 17
 
Froggy Friday 2000  
Box 1
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts, Photocopied Corrected Page Proof, Jacket Proof 1999-2001  Box 1 , Folder 18
 
Grandmother Winter 1999  
Box 1
Holograph, Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts, Page Proof 1991  Box 1 , Folder 19
 
Correspondence, Reviews, Clippings 1987-2000  Box 1 , Folder 20
 
Here Comes Tabby Cat 2000  
Box 1
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts, Page Proofs, Dummy, Reviews 1998-2000  Box 1 , Folder 21
 
Hop! 2005  
Box 1
Holograph, Typescript, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 22
 
House the Jill Built, The 2005  
Box 1
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts, Corrected Page Proof, Notes 1999-2001  Box 1 , Folder 23
 
Hungry Monster, The 1997  
Box 1
Holograph, Typescript, Page Proofs, Correspondence, Reviews 1995-1997  Box 1 , Folder 24
 
If You Want to See a Caribou 2004  
Box 1
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts, Corrected Page Proof, Jacket Proof, Galley undated  Box 1 , Folder 25
 
Notes, Research Material, Reviews 2002-2004  Box 1 , Folder 26
 
Kiss the Cow! 2000  
Box 1
Holograph, Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 1 , Folder 27
 
Photocopied Page Proof, Galley Proof undated  Box 1 , Folder 28
 
Photocopy of Illustrations, Correspondence, Reviews 2000-2001  Box 1 , Folder 29
 
Lilly and the Pirates 2010  
Box 1
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 30
 
Typescript, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 31
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 32-34
 
Correspondence, Notes 2007  Box 1 , Folder 35
 
Listening Silence, The 1992  
Box 1
Corrected Typescript 1987  Box 1 , Folder 36
 
Corrected Typescript, Notes undated  Box 1 , Folder 37
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 38
 
Corrected Typescript, Notes undated  Box 1 , Folder 39
Box 2
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 1-4
 
Corrected Typescript 1991  Box 2 , Folder 5
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 6-8
 
Corrected Typescript, Notes undated  Box 2 , Folder 9
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 10
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 11
 
Corrected Typescript 1986  Box 2 , Folder 12
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 13
 
Corrected Typescript, Notes undated  Box 2 , Folder 14
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 15
 
Correspondence, Reviews 1982-1995  Box 2 , Folder 16
 
Notes undated  Box 2 , Folder 17
 
Corrected Page Proofs 1991  Box 3 , Folder 2
 
Looking for a Moose 2006  
Box 2
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts 2005  Box 2 , Folder 18
 
Page Proof, Correspondence, Research Material 2001-2003  Box 2 , Folder 19
 
Lucia and the Light 2006  
Box 2
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Page Proof, Page Proof, Correspondence, Reviews 2005-2007  Box 2 , Folder 20
 
Meow Monday 2000  
Box 2
Holograph, Corrected Typescript, Photocopied Corrected Page Proof 1991  Box 2 , Folder 21
 
Moon Tiger 1985  
Box 2
Correspondence, Reviews 1980-1989  Box 2 , Folder 22
Box 3
Typescript, Photocopied Corrected Typescripts 1984  Box 3 , Folder 3
 
Mouse Goes Out 2002  
Box 2
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Reviews 2001-2003  Box 2 , Folder 23
 
Mrs. Potter's Pig 1996  
Box 3
Corrected Typescripts, Photocopied Corrected Page Proof, Dummy 1995  Box 3 , Folder 4
 
Correspondence, Reviews 1995-2000  Box 3 , Folder 5
 
Name Quilt, The 2003  
Box 2
Corrected Typescript, Notes, Correspondence, Reviews 2000-2003  Box 2 , Folder 24
 
Old Red Rocking Chair, The 1992  
Box 2
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts 1991  Box 2 , Folder 25
 
Photocopied Corrected Dummy undated  Box 2 , Folder 26
 
Publisher's Dummy, Proof of Jacket undated  Box 2 , Folder 27
 
Correspondence, Reviews 1988-1992  Box 2 , Folder 28
 
Oliver Finds His Way 2002  
Box 2
Holograph, Typescript, Correspondence, Notes, Reviews 2002-2003  Box 2 , Folder 29
 
One Duck Stuck 1998  
Box 2
Correspondence, Color Copies of Illustrations 1995-1998  Box 2 , Folder 30
Box 3
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts, Notes undated  Box 3 , Folder 6
 
One Windy Wednesday 1996  
Box 2
Holograph, Corrected Typescript, Photocopy of Sketches, Correspondence, Reviews 1995-1997  Box 2 , Folder 31
 
Paula Bunyan 2009  
Box 2
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 2 , Folder 32
 
Correspondence, Notes 1995  Box 2 , Folder 33
Box 3
Galley Proof 2008  Box 3 , Folder 7
 
Quack! 2005  
Box 2
Holograph, Typescript, Correspondence 2001  Box 2 , Folder 34
 
Rattletrap Car 2001  
Box 2
Holograph, Corrected Typescript, Proof of Jacket undated  Box 2 , Folder 35
 
Reviews, Clippings 2000-2004  Box 2 , Folder 36
 
Rosie's Fiddle 1997  
Box 2
Holograph, Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts 1990-1993  Box 2 , Folder 37
 
Photocopied Illustrations, Reviews 1995-1997  Box 2 , Folder 38
 
Sam, Who Was Swallowed By a Shark 1994  
Box 2
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts, Publisher's Dummy undated  Box 2 , Folder 39
 
Correspondence, Reviews, Photocopies of Sketches, Jacket Proof 1989-1994  Box 2 , Folder 40
 
Scrawny Cat 2011  
Box 2
Corrected Typescript, Page Proof undated  Box 2 , Folder 41
 
Soggy Saturday 2001  
Box 3
Notes, Corrected Typescripts, Reviews 2001  Box 3 , Folder 8
 
Soup for Supper 1986  
Box 3
Corrected Typescripts, Photocopied Corrected Galley Proof, Notes undated  Box 3 , Folder 9
 
Correspondence, Reviews 1982-1986  Box 3 , Folder 10
 
Ten Sleepy Sheep 2004  
Box 3
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts, Notes 2000  Box 3 , Folder 11
 
Thirsty Thursday 2009  
Box 3
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts, Notes 2007  Box 3 , Folder 12
Box 4
Photocopied Corrected Page Proofs, Page Proofs, Cover Jacket 2007  Box 4 , Folder 1
 
Toot Toot Zoom! 2009  
Box 4
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts, Page Proof, Dummies, Research Material 2007  Box 4 , Folder 3
 
Turnover Tuesday 1998  
Box 4
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts, Photocopied Corrected Page Proof, Page Proof, Reviews 1996-1998  Box 4 , Folder 2
 
What Baby Wants 1998  
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts, Reviews 1998-2001  Box 4 , Folder 4