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Maud and Miska Petersham
ROOTABAGA STORIES: THE BALLOONS FLOATED AND FILLED THE SKY. 1922.
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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Maud and Miska Petersham
ROOTABAGA STORIES: THE BALLOONS FLOATED AND FILLED THE SKY. 1922.
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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Maud and Miska Petersham
ROOTABAGA STORIES: THE BALLOONS FLOATED AND FILLED THE SKY. 1922.
Original pencil and watercolor for Cover/Jacket design for Carl Sandberg’s Rootabaga Stories (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1922). Measures 9-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches. Signed in full at bottom right of lower banner.
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Catalogue Note

Maud Fuller Petersham (1890–1971) and Miska Petersham (1888–1960) were American writers and illustrators of children’s books, illustrating 50 books together, her American background and his Hungarian background created a most colorful juxtaposition of simple linear design and simple compositions. During their stay in Woodstock, NY, they illustrated some of their important books: Carl Sandburg’s Rootabaga Stories and Margery Clark’s The Poppyseed Cakes and Johanna Spyri’s Heidi, but they are most famous for their Caldecott winning book The Rooster Crows (1945).

Icons of Children’s Illustration

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