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Louise Fatio Papers

Summary Information
Title: Louise Fatio Papers
Dates: 1963-1977
Creator: Fatio, Louise
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-634
Louise Fatio materials include original French typescript and typescript, corrected typescript for two titles.

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

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Hector and Christina, 1977

Red Bantam, 1963

Biographical Sketch

Louise Fatio was born August 18, 1904 in Lausanne, Switzerland. She married Roger Antoine Duvoisin on July 25, 1925. They had two sons. She attended boarding school in Basel and College des Jueunes Filles in Geneva. Louise Fatio gathered ideas for her own books while helping her husband with his writing for children. Her book The Happy Lion , illustrated by her husband, was on the The New York Times best book list and also won a prize from West German Government. Her love of people, nature, and respect for animals are reflected in her books. Many of her books have been translated into other languages. Louise Fatio died in 1993. Biographical Source: Something About the Author , Vol. 6, p. 75-77

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains material for two titles, both of which were illustrated by Roger A. Duvoisin. Materials include corrected typescript. One corrected typescript in original French text.

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.
  • Fatio, Louise
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Hector and Christina 1977 
Note Illustrated Roger Antoine Duvoisin
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1977
Box M. F. 310
Typescript, corrected (7 p.)  Box M. F. 310
Typescript, corrected photocopy (5 p.)  Box M. F. 310
Red Bantam 1963 
Note Illustrated by Roger Antoine Duoisin
New York: Whittlesey House, 1963
Box M. F. 310
Typescript (original French text), corrected carbon (6 p.)  Box M. F. 310
Typescript (English translation), corrected carbon (5 p.)  Box M. F. 310