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Jean Little Papers

Summary Information
Title: Jean Little Papers
Dates: 1962-1972
Creator: Little, Jean
Extent: 10 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-2011
The collection contains corrected typescripts, one photocopy for 4 titles, plus front matter.

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.


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.


From Anna, 1972

Home from Far, 1965

Look Through My Window, 1970

Nine for Keeps, 1962

Biographical Sketch

Jean Little was born January 2, 1932, in T'ai-nan, Formosa (Taiwan), the daughter of two physicians, but has spent most of her life in Canada. She became a teacher of children with physical challenges, a writer, and a professor of children's literature. As a child she had severe vision problems, and became interested in reading and writing through her very supportive parents who read to her and encouraged her to read herself. After taking a job working with handicapped children, Little began to search for children's books on the subject. She found very few, and most of them were unrealistic in that the child usually found a miraculous cure in the last chapter. She therefore began writing books about handicapped children, mostly so that her students could find themselves represented realistically in books. Little also wrote historical novels, and in many of her books stresses the importance of a child's imagination. She has received many awards and honors for her work. Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, Vols. 2, 68, 106, 149 Something About the Author Autobiography Series, Vol. 17 Children's Literature Review, Vol. 4

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains corrected typescripts, one photocopied, and front matter, for 4 titles.

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.
  • Little, Jean
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
From Anna 1972 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1972
Box MF569
front matter (17 p.)  Box MF569
typescript, corrected photocopy (4 p.)  Box MF569
Home from Far 1965 
Note  Boston: Little, Brown, 1965
Box MF569
typescript, corrected (114 p.)  Box MF569
Look Through My Window 1970 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1970
Box MF569
typescript, corrected (194 p.)  Box MF569
Nine for Keeps 1962 
Note  Boston: Little & Brown, 1962
Box MF569
typescript, corrected (149 p.)  Box MF569