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Tony Johnston Papers

Summary Information
Title: Tony Johnston Papers
Dates: 1982-1990
Creator: Johnston, Tony
Extent: 2 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-581
Collection includes typescripts, galley proof, holographs, correspondence, front matter, photocopy of illustrations, for 4 titles.

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.


Badger and the Magic Fan, The, 1990

Odd Jobs and Friends, 1982

Quilt Story, The, 1985

Vanishing Pumpkin, The, 1983

Biographical Sketch

Tony Johnston (a pseudonym used by Susan Taylor Johnston) was born January 30, 1942, in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of a professional golfer. She married Roger Johnston, a banker in 1966, and has two children. She attended the U. of California at Berkeley for a year, then received a B.A. from Stanford U. in 1963. She became a public school teacher, and published her first book, The Adventures of Mole and Troll, in 1972. She has become a prolific author of children's books featuring quirky characters, both human and animal, and has won several awards. She has also collaborated with several other popular artists, including Tomie dePaola, Cyndy Szekers, Guilio Maestro and Wallace Tripp.

Biographical source: Something About the Author , vol. 8 (Tony Johnston), vol. 83 (Susan Taylor Johnston)

Collection Scope and Content Note

Collection includes typescripts, holographs, front matter, correspondence, galley proof, and a photocopy of illustrations, 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.
  • Johnston, Tony
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Badger and the Magic Fan, The 1990 
Box MF1501
holograph, front matter, correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF1501
photocopy of illustrations (37 p.)  Box MF1501
Odd Jobs and Friends 1982 
Box MF1621
holograph (1 p.)  Box MF1621
Typescript, photocopy (13 p.)  Box MF1621
galley proof (13 p.)  Box MF1621
Quilt Story, The 1985 
Box MF1624
Typescript (6 p.)  Box MF1624
Typescript, photocopy (6 p.)  Box MF1624
Vanishing Pumpkin, The 1983 
Box MF1615
Typescript, corrected photocopy (11 p.)  Box MF1615