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Betsy & Giulio Maestro Papers

Summary Information
Title: Betsy & Giulio Maestro Papers
Dates: 1973-1989
Creator: Maestro, Betsy & Giulio
Extent: 2 boxes
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-755
Abstract:
The collection contains illustrative materials for 9 titles, and includes dummies, separated art, ink wash color sketches, mixed media illustrations, a bookproof, holograph, pencil thumbnail sketches, pencil sketches, ink line drawings, jacket illustration, and title spread illustration.

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.

Copyright:

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.


Arrangement

Traffic: A Book of Opposites, 1981

Big City Port, 1983

Fig Tale, 1974

Harriet Goes to the Circus, 1977

Remarkable Plant in Apartment 4, The, 1973

Snow Day, 1989

Three Friends Find Spring, 1977

Train Whistles, 1985

Where is My Friend?, 1976


Biographical Sketch

Betsy Maestro (pronounced Ma-es-tro) was born January 5, 1944 in New York City. She has written many books for children, many of them illustrated by her husband Giulio. A kindergarten teacher for eleven years, Betsy Maestro often uses a story format to emphasize word and number concepts in her books for very young children. She has also written a series of books on American history and government, for older children. Betsy Maestro has also created Harriet, a white elephant on roller skates whose adventures introduce children to such concepts a reading signs and telling time. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work.

Giulio Maestro was born May 6, 1942 in New York City. Following high school he work as a commercial artist for five years. His big break came in 1970 when he illustrated a Rudyard Kipling book, The Beginning of the Armadillos . Giulio Maestro is know for his artistic range, and the variety of mediums and techniques in which he works. He has illustrated his own works, his wife Betsy's works, and a number of other works as well, and has received awards and recognition for his work.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author vols. 30 (short note), 59, 106; Children's Literature Review vol. 45


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains illustrative materials for 9 titles, and includes dummies, separated art, ink wash color sketches, mixed media illustrations, a book proof, holograph, pencil thumbnail sketches, pencil sketches, ink line drawings, jacket illustrations, and title spread illustration.

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.
  • Maestro, Betsy
  • Maestro, Giulio
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Traffic: A Book of Opposites 1981 
Note  New York: Crown, 1981
Box MC582
color dummy (1 p.)  Box MC582
 
separated art, done in shades of gray and black for 3 color book (3 p.)  Box MC582
 
Big City Port 1983 
Note  New York: Macmillan, 1983
Box MC582
ink wash color sketch (1 p.)  Box MC582
 
Fig Tale 1974 
Note  New York: Putnam, 1974
Box MC1068
illustrator's dummy (1 p.)  Box MC1068
 
Harriet Goes to the Circus 1977 
Note  New York: Crown, 1977
Box MC1068
tempera dummy (28 p.)  Box MC1068
 
tempera dummy (22 p.)  Box MC1068
 
Remarkable Plant in Apartment 4, The 1973 
Note  Nearsdale, NY: Bradbury, 1973
Box MC582
mixed media color illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC582
 
Snow Day 1989 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1989
Box MC1068
folded and gathered bookproof (32 p.)  Box MC1068
 
Three Friends Find Spring 1977 
Note  New York: Crown, 1977
Box MC1068
ink dummy with holograph (36 p.)  Box MC1068
 
Train Whistles 1985 
Note  New York: Lothrop, 1985
Box MC582
sheet of pencil thumbnail sketches (1 p.)  Box MC582
 
pencil sketches for the book (16 p.)  Box MC582
 
ink line drawings with text pasteup (16 p.)  Box MC582
 
final illustration in ink wash (1 p.)  Box MC582
 
mixed media color jacket illustration (1 p.)  Box MC582
 
mixed media color title spread illustration (1 p.)  Box MC582
 
Where is My Friend? 1976 
Note  New York: Crown, 1976
Box MC1068
tempera dummy with holograph (40 p.)  Box MC1068