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Kathleen Hale Papers

Summary Information
Title: Kathleen Hale Papers
Dates: 1960
Creator: Hale, Kathleen
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-625
The papers are illustrations associated with Hale's book Orlando's Magic Carpet .

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

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Orlando's Magic Carpet, 1960

Biographical Sketch

Kathleen Hale was born May 24, 1898, in Scotland and died January 26, 2000, in Bristol, England. She was an illustrator and author, and the creator, writer, and illustrator of numerous children's books, including the "Orlando the Marmalade Cat" series. Her first book, Orlando the Marmalade Cat: A Camping Holiday , was published in 1938. That book was followed by nearly twenty others, including the stories Orlando's Magic Carpet , Orlando's Invisible Pyjamas , and Henrietta's Magic Egg . Hale's writing was often based on events in her own life; whether she traveled, bought a farm, or watched man set foot on the moon, these experiences were conveyed on paper as her characters' lives, families, and adventures.

Source: Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2001.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The papers are illustrations associated with Hale's book Orlando's Magic Carpet .

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.
  • Hale, Kathleen
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Orlando's Magic Carpet 1960 
Note Hale, Kathleen
London: J. Murray, 1960
Box MC1566
Original colored illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1566
Black and white photos or original colored drawings (2 p.)  Box MC1566