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Marla Frazee papers, undated

Summary Information
Title: Marla Frazee papers
Dates: undated
Creator: Frazee, Marla
Extent: 1 box (0.20 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-2149
This collection consists of one original illustration.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Kerlan Friends, purchased from the American Booksellers Foundation For Free Expression (ABFEE) auction in May 2014.

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.


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:

Marla Frazee papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Biographical Sketch

Born on January 16, 1958, in Los Angeles, California, Marla Frazee grew up in Glendale, California. She attended the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, graduating with a bachelors of fine arts in 1981. While in school she meet photographer Tim Bradley, whom she married in 1986; they moved to Pasadena, California and have raised three sons. After graduation, Frazee did toy design with companies like Parker Brothers and Mattell, while sending illustration work to various publishers. The first book Frazee illustrated was World-Famous Murial and the Magic Mystery , published in 1990 by Sue Alexander. Frazee gained wider acclaim with the publishing of The Seven Silly Eaters in 1997, which was written by Mary Ann Hoberman. She has published as both author and illustrator on a number of well-received titles throughout her career. Frazee has won two Caldecott Honors, first for A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever in 2008, and then with All The World in 2009. Her official website can be found at

Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of one illustration from the 2013 publication Clementine and the Spring Trip , written by Sara Pennypacker and illustrated by Marla Frazee.

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.
  • Frazee, Marla
  • Pennypacker, Sara
  • Drawing
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Clementine and the Spring Trip, 2013 
Box 1
Drawing, pencil on paper; cover sketch, undated ( 1 item )  Box 1 , Folder 1