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David LaRochelle papers, undated, 1989-2013

Summary Information
Title: David LaRochelle Papers
Dates: undated, 1984-2013
Creator: LaRochelle, David
Extent: 6 boxes (4.99 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-2140
Abstract:
This collection consists of original art and manuscript materials related to works published by David LaRochelle.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of LaRochelle, David

Access Restrictions:

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

David LaRochelle papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title or numerical order for series.


Biographical Sketch

David LaRochelle was born October 26, 1960, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in New Brighton, alongside an older sister, Debbie. After graduating from St. Olaf College in 1983, LaRochelle became an elementary teacher before his first book, A Christmas Guest , was published in 1988. Since then he has published numerous picture books, puzzle books, and one young adult novel. He lives in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains items related to works written and/or illustrated by David LaRochelle. The bulk of the collection consists of consists of manuscript materials related to LaRochelle's picture books, including Moo and various other titles, and his young adult chapter book Absolutely Positively Not . The collection also includes original artwork, with LaRochelle's original prints for Janet Greeson's The Stingy Baker , and a number of dummies and sketches for Barbara Maitland's The Bookstore Valentine . The artwork also includes LaRochelle's original sketches for he authored that were ultimately illustrated by other artists, such as Moo and The Haunted Hamburger .

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • This 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.
  • LaRochelle, David
  • Cows -- Fiction
  • Automobile driving -- Fiction
  • Behavior -- Fiction
  • Humorous stories
  • Cows -- Juvenile fiction
  • Automobile driving -- Juvenile fiction
  • Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction
  • Automobile driving
  • Conduct of life
  • Cows
  • Fiction
  • Juvenile works
  • Addition -- Juvenile literature
  • Addition
  • Homosexuality -- Juvenile fiction
  • Coming out (Sexual orientation) -- Juvenile fiction
  • Conformity -- Juvenile fiction
  • Homosexuality -- Fiction
  • Coming out (Sexual orientation) -- Fiction
  • Conformity -- Fiction
  • High schools -- Fiction
  • Schools -- Fiction
  • Lift-the-flap books
  • Art museums -- Juvenile fiction
  • Imagination -- Juvenile fiction
  • Art museums -- Fiction
  • Imagination -- Fiction
  • Picture book
  • Pets! -- Juvenile fiction
  • Dogs -- Juvenile fiction
  • Dragons -- Juvenile fiction
  • Pets! -- Fiction
  • Dogs -- Fiction
  • Dragons -- Fiction
  • Christmas stories
  • Christmas -- Fiction
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Fairy tales
  • Imagination -- Fiction
  • Beans -- Fiction
  • Food habits -- Fiction
  • Parent and child -- Fiction
  • Beans -- Juvenile fiction
  • Food habits -- Juvenile fiction
  • Parent and child -- Juvenile fiction
  • Puzzles
  • Riddles
  • Natural history -- Minnesota -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature
  • Alphabet books
  • Minnesota -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature
  • Folklore -- United States
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Drawings
  • Paintings
  • Watercolors
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
1+1=5, 2010 
Note Dummy contains original author illustrations. Published work illustrated by Brenda Sexton.
Box 1
Manuscripts, notes, 2006-2009, undated  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Typescripts, correspondence, 2007-2009  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Dummy photocopies, undated  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
Publisher handout, teaching guide typescript, dummy, 2011, undated  Box 1 , Folder 4
 
Pen and ink, pencil; dummy, undated ( 39 items )  Box 4 , Folder 1
 
Absolutely, Positively Not, 2005 
Box 1
Manuscript, 2000  Box 1 , Folder 5
 
Manuscripts, undated  Box 1 , Folder 6
 
Manuscripts, undated  Box 1 , Folder 7
 
Manuscripts, undated  Box 1 , Folder 8
 
Manuscripts, undated  Box 1 , Folder 9
 
Typescript, notes, 2002  Box 1 , Folder 10
 
Typescript, correspondence, 2002  Box 1 , Folder 11
 
Typescript, correspondence, 2003  Box 1 , Folder 12
 
Corrected typescript, correspondence, 2003-2004  Box 1 , Folder 13
 
Corrected typescript, 2004  Box 1 , Folder 14
 
Corrected page proofs, correspondence, 2004  Box 1 , Folder 15
 
Correspondence, 2004  Box 1 , Folder 16
 
Correspondence, 2003-2008  Box 1 , Folder 17
 
Speech typescripts, reviews, "Cicada" magazine with short story, 2001-2006  Box 1 , Folder 18
 
Research, notes, 2003, undated  Box 1 , Folder 19
 
Arlo's ARTrageous Adventure, 2013 
Box 5
Page proofs, 2013  Box 5
 
Best Pet of All, The, 2004 
Note (Illustrator Hanako Wakiyama)
Box 1
Manuscript, corrected typescripts, correspondence, 1997-2000  Box 1 , Folder 20
 
Dummy, Typescript, Correspondence, 2002  Box 1 , Folder 21
 
Correspondence, dummy, 2002  Box 1 , Folder 22
 
Page proofs, correspondence, 2003  Box 1 , Folder 23
 
Cover proof, F&G, undated  Box 1 , Folder 24
 
Bookstore Valentine, The, 2002 
Note (Author Barbara Maitland)
Box 2
Dummy photocopies, 2001  Box 2 , Folder 1
 
Corrected dummy photocopies, correspondence, 2001  Box 2 , Folder 2
 
Corrected dummy photocopy, corrected page proofs, 2001, undated  Box 2 , Folder 3
 
F&G, correspondence, 2001-2002  Box 2 , Folder 4
Box 5
Pencil; sketches, undated ( 126 items )  Box 5
 
Pen and ink, pencil; dummy sketches, undated ( 74 items )  Box 5
 
Pen and ink, watercolor; sample artwork, undated ( 7 items )  Box 5
 
Christmas Guest, A, 1988 
Note (Illustrator Martin Skoro)
Box 2
Manuscripts, typescripts, corrected typescripts, undated  Box 2 , Folder 5
 
Notes, corrected proofs, page and cover proofs, correspondence, 1987-1988  Box 2 , Folder 6
 
Correspondence, 1983-1988  Box 2 , Folder 7
 
End, The, 2007 
Note (Illustrator Richard Egielski)
Box 2
Dummy photocopy, correspondence, 2005  Box 2 , Folder 8
 
Correspondence, F&G, 2006  Box 2 , Folder 9
 
Corrected typescripts, correspondence, 2005-2007, undated  Box 2 , Folder 10
 
Evening King, The, 1993 
Note (Illustrator Catherine Stock)
Box 2
Corrected proofs, page proofs, corrected front matter, correspondence, 1991-1993  Box 2 , Folder 11
Box 5
Page proofs, undated  Box 5
Box 3
Correspondence, corrected typescript, dummy, undated, 1989  Box 3 , Folder 25
 
Correspondence and clippings, 1993  Box 3 , Folder 26
 
Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories, The, 2011 
Note Materials include original author illustrations. Published work illustrated by Paul Meisel.
Box 2
Notes, manuscript, 2006  Box 2 , Folder 12
 
Corrected typescripts, 2006  Box 2 , Folder 13
 
Corrected typescripts, 2006  Box 2 , Folder 14
 
Dummy, page proofs, correspondence, F&G, 2006-2011  Box 2 , Folder 15
 
Pencil; dummy, 2007 ( 16 items )  Box 4 , Folder 2
Box 6
Pen and ink; dummy, undated ( 35 items )  Box 6
 
How Martha Saved Her Parents From Green Beans, 2013 
Note (Illustrator Mark Fearing)
Box 2
Corrected manuscripts, corrected typescripts, 2005-2012  Box 2 , Folder 16
 
Correspondence, 2012  Box 2 , Folder 17
 
Dummy proof, cover proof, F&G, 2012  Box 2 , Folder 18
 
It's a Tiger!, 2012 
Note (Illustrator Jeremy Tankard)
Box 2
Manuscripts, notes, 2007-2011  Box 2 , Folder 19
 
Typescripts, corrected typescripts, 2007-2012, undated  Box 2 , Folder 20
 
Dummies, corrected dummies, 2007, undated  Box 2 , Folder 21
 
Sketch photocopies, 2011  Box 2 , Folder 22
 
Correspondence, 2007-2012  Box 2 , Folder 23
 
Publicity correspondence, activity materials, 2012, undated  Box 2 , Folder 24
 
Mad Mysteries, 1995-1998 
Box 2
Correspondence, sketch photocopies, 1994-1997  Box 2 , Folder 25
 
Mad Mysteries #1: The Case of the Missing Lynx, 1995 
Box 2
Manuscript, dummy photocopy, sketch photocopies, undated  Box 2 , Folder 26
 
Correspondence, page layout, page proofs, 1994  Box 2 , Folder 27
Box 4
Pen and ink; dummy, undated ( 40 items )  Box 4 , Folder 3
 
Mad Mysteries #2: The Invisible Suit Case, 1995 
Box 3
Manuscript, dummy photocopy, undated  Box 3 , Folder 1
 
Correspondence, page layout, corrected page proofs, 1994  Box 3 , Folder 2
Box 4
Pen and ink; dummy and sketch, undated ( 33 items )  Box 4 , Folder 4
 
Mad Mysteries #3: Trapped in Hill House, 1996 
Box 3
Manuscript, typescript, undated  Box 3 , Folder 3
 
Dummy, dummy photocopy, correspondence, corrected page proofs, 1995, undated  Box 3 , Folder 4
 
Mad Mysteries #4: A Dog Gone Dilemma, 1996 
Box 3
Manuscript, dummy, correspondence, 1995, undated  Box 3 , Folder 5
 
Dummy photocopies, corrected page proofs, scholastic catalog, 1997, undated  Box 3 , Folder 6
 
Mad Mysteries #5: Detective Dave's Bummer Vacation, 1997 
Box 3
Manuscript, dummy and photocopy, page proofs, correspondence, 1996, undated  Box 3 , Folder 7
 
Mad Mysteries #6: The Pirate's Yo Ho Hoax, 1997 
Box 3
Manuscript, dummy and photocopy, page proofs, correspondence, 1996, undated  Box 3 , Folder 8
 
Mad Mysteries #7: Detective Dave: Space Case, 1998 
Box 3
Dummy and photocopies, illustration photocopies, page proofs, correspondence, 1997, undated  Box 3 , Folder 9
 
Manuscript, undated  Box 3 , Folder 10
 
Mad Mysteries #8: Miss Taken's Identity, 1998 
Box 3
Manuscript, undated  Box 3 , Folder 10
 
Dummy and photocopies, illustration photocopies, page proofs, correspondence, undated  Box 3 , Folder 11
 
Minnesota's Hidden Alphabet, 2010 
Note (Photographer Joe Rossi)
Box 3
Manuscripts, notes, 2010, undated  Box 3 , Folder 12
 
Typescripts, corrected typescripts, 2010, undated  Box 3 , Folder 13
 
Page proofs, correspondence, 2010  Box 3 , Folder 14
 
Correspondence, 2009-2010  Box 3 , Folder 15
 
Publicity materials, teacher guides, 2009-2010  Box 3 , Folder 16
 
Miscellaneous materials, undated 
Box 4
Pen and watercolor; Kerlan Friends bookmark art, undated ( 1 item )  Box 4 , Folder 6
 
Moo!, 2013 
Note Art includes original author illustrations. Published work illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka.
Box 3
Manuscript and notes, dummy photocopies, correspondence, 2012-2013, undated  Box 3 , Folder 17
 
Corrected page proofs, F&G, undated  Box 3 , Folder 18
Box 4
Pen and ink, pencil; dummy, 2007 ( 17 items )  Box 4 , Folder 5
Box 6
Pen and ink; dummy, undated ( 17 items )  Box 6
 
Acrylic, watercolor; original author art, 2010 ( 14 items )  Box 6
 
Picture That!, 2002 
Note Picture That! puzzle book series included "Christmas Puzzles" and "Halloween Puzzles."
Box 3
Notes, puzzle drafts, typescripts, sketch photocopies, correspondence, 2000-2001, undated  Box 3 , Folder 19
 
Picture That! Christmas Puzzles, 2002 
Box 3
Puzzle drafts, sketch photocopies, correspondence, 2002, undated  Box 3 , Folder 20
 
Picture That! Halloween Puzzles, 2002 
Box 3
Puzzle drafts, sketch photocopies, correspondence, 2001-2002  Box 3 , Folder 21
 
Stingy Baker, The, 1990 
Note (Author Janet Greeson)
Box 3
Typescript, dust cover, 1989, undated  Box 3 , Folder 22
Box 6
Wood block, pen and ink sketches, undated ( 8 items )  Box 6
 
Woodcut print, watercolor, undated ( 36 items )  Box 6
 
"Summer of the Giant Tarantulas" published in "Libraries of Minnesota," 2011 
Box 3
Corrected manuscripts, typescripts, 2010  Box 3 , Folder 23
 
Crossword puzzles, 1998 
Box 3
Correspondence, puzzle drafts, 1998  Box 3 , Folder 24