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Kathryn Ernst Papers

Summary Information
Title: Kathryn Ernst Papers
Dates: 1973
Creator: Ernst, Kathryn
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-506
The only material in this collection is for a book titled Danny and His Thumb illustrated by Tomie de Paola.

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

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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.


Danny and His Thumb, 1973

Biographical Sketch

Kathryn Ernst was born in New York City on November 12, 1942. In 1970 she was director of children's books for Prentice Hall. That same year her future husband's children entered her life, and she states that being around them seemed to make it easy to write. In 1972 she was given the Christopher Award for Editorial Achievement for acquiring and publishing anonymously written Go Ask Alice . In 1977 the National Science Teachers Association named Mr. Tamerin's Trees Outstanding Science Book. In her view, the primary thing in writing non-fiction is to connect facts and insights with fun.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains material for just one title: Danny and His Thumb illustrated by Tomie de Paola and published by Prentice Hall in 1973.

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.
  • Ernst, Kathryn
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Danny and His Thumb 1973 
Note  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1973
Box M. F. 1615
Typescript (4 p.)  Box M. F. 1615
Typescript, corrected photocopy (4 p.)  Box M. F. 1615
Box M.F. 1615
Jacket specification (1 p.)  Box M.F. 1615