The Poppy Seed Cakes

The Poppy Seed Cakes by Margery Clark title page, black text on yellow background

The Poppy Seed Cakes

Written by Margery Clark

Illustrated by Miska and Maud Petersham

Garden City, Doubleday , 1925

6.5" x 8"

Kerlan Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

University of Minnesota Libraries

Not all books with an international flavor had to be imported. In some juvenile books published in the United States from the 1920s through 1940s, European émigré artists opted to share a taste of their old world traditions with the children of their newly adopted home. Miska Petersham (in collaboration with his Vermont-born wife, Maud) created the art for this widely praised volume in a style reminiscent of the brightly decorative folk art of his native Hungary.


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Albanian Wonder Tales by Post Wheeler cover, a sketch of a horse on dark blue book board

Albanian Wonder Tales

Written by Post Wheeler

Illustrated by Miska and Maud Petersham

Garden City, NY: Junior Literary Guild , 1936

6" x 9"

Kerlan Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

University of Minnesota Libraries