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Andre Francois Papers

Summary Information
Title: Andre Francois Papers
Dates: 1964
Creator: Francois, Andre
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-844
The collection contains illustrative material for a book written by John Symonds and published by Pantheon.

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.


Story George Told Me, 1964

Biographical Sketch

Andre Francois was born November 9, 1915, in Timisoara, Rumania. His original surname was Farkas, but he took the name Francois when he became a French citizen in the mid-1930s. He is renowned for his work in a variety of different art fields, from the graphic arts and advertising to set and costume design to cartoons. His artictic ability served him well when he turned his hand to the realm of children's books. His first book illustrations published in the United States were those for Little Boy Brown in 1949. Six years later, with Crocodile Tears , he became creator of the story as well as of the illustrations. That book became a New York Times Choice of Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year. He won that same award three other times. Biographical Source: Something About the Author , Vol. 25, p. 116

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains only an 18-page dummy and 6 watercolor illustrations for a book written by John Symonds in 1964.

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.
  • Francois, Andre
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Story George Told Me 1964 
Note  New York: Pantheon, 1964
Box M. C. 1258
Dummy (18 p.)  Box M. C. 1258
Watercolor illustrations (6 p.)  Box M. C. 1258