Ets, Marie Hall, 1893-1984

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1895-12-16
Death 1984-01-17
Americans
English, Italian

Biographical notes:

Marie (Hall) Ets (b. 1895) was born in North Greenfield, Wisconsin, daughter of Walter and Mathilde (Carhart) Hall. She married Harold Norris Ets, and after his death, Milton T. Rodig. Marie Hall Ets received her doctorate from the University of Chicago and studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago. She is best known for her career as a writer and illustrator of children's books (many of which are housed at the Kerlan Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries). She has won the Caldecott Medal, the Hans Christian Andersen honor, and the New York Herald Award for her work.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1930-1969. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62482871

From the guide to the Marie Hall Ets Papers, ca 1930-1969, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center [ihrc])

American author and illustrator of children's picture books.

From the description of Mister Penny : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686244

From the description of Mister Penny's race horse : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490488

From the description of Elephant in a well : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490486

From the description of Talking without words : I can. Can you? : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490490

From the description of Jay bird : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62448372

From the description of Cow's party : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62438019

From the description of Another day : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62448369

From the description of Little old automobile : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490487

From the description of The story of a baby : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490489

From the description of Automobiles for mice : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62448370

From the description of Oley, the sea monster : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62448374

From the description of Gilberto and the wind : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62448371

From the description of Bad boy, good boy : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686242

From the description of Mr. T. W. Anthony Woo : the story of a cat and a dog and a mouse : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686245

From the description of Beasts and nonsense : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686243

From the description of Nine days to Christmas : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402763

From the description of Just me : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402760

From the description of In the forest : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402759

From the description of Play with me : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402764

From the description of Mister Penny's circus : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402761

American author and illustrator of children's picture books; Caldecott Award, 1960; Caldecott Honor, 1945, 1952, 1956, 1957; Kerlan Award, 1975.

From the description of Papers, 1911-1976 1935-1976 (bulk). (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490485

American author and illustrator from Wisconsin. She was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1960 for Nine days to Christmas and has been awarded four Caldecott Honor Books.

From the description of Marie Hall Ets papers 1948-1964. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 39758805

Marie Hall Ets was born December 16, 1895 (some sources cite 1893) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She spent many summers in the north woods of Wisconsin and would later draw on her experiences observing animals in writing and illustrating her books. She began drawing as a child and later studied at Lawrence College, the New York School of Fine and Applied Art, the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Columbia University. Early in her career she worked as an artist, social worker, and Red Cross worker in Czechoslovakia in 1921-1922. Marie Hall Ets published her first children's book Mister Penny in 1935. The story of a kindly old man and his mischievous animals. It displayed her talent for creating a story simple in text and design but highly appealing to children and critics for its simplicity, humor, and subtle messages of the importance of teamwork, tolerance, and living together peacefully. Marie Hall Ets would write two other stories about Mister Penny and his animal friends and their happy times together, and a love of animals is found in many of her books such as Play With Me, where a little girl learns how to get the animals to come play with her by being gentle and quiet.

Her sense of humor and a mixture of slapstick and fancifulness are demonstrated in Cow's Party, Elephant in a Well where silliness abounds. Marie Hall Ets wrote several books that reflected her interest in Mexican-Americans and Mexico including her 1960 Caldecott Award winner Nine Days to Christmas, that tells of young Ceci's Christmas plans and celebration in modern Mexico. Marie Hall Ets also received Caldecott Honor citations for In the Forest, Just Me, Mister Penny's Race Horse, Mr. T . W. Anthony Woo, and Play With Me . She was awarded the Kerlan Award in 1975. Throughout her long career Marie Hall Ets worked in a variety of media but is perhaps best known for her black line and paper batik illustrations that served to highlight her books' simple yet appealing construction. Marie Hall Ets died in 1984.

From the guide to the Marie Hall Ets, 1911-1976, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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Subjects:

  • Families--Juvenile fiction
  • Mice--Fiction
  • Play--Fiction
  • Children's literature--Manuscripts
  • Winds--Fiction
  • Mice--Juvenile fiction
  • Automobiles--Juvenile fiction
  • Italian Americans--Personal narratives
  • Gesture
  • Sign language
  • Horses--Fiction
  • Animals--Fiction
  • Circus--Juvenile fiction
  • Newborn infants
  • Sound--Juvenile fiction
  • Mexicans--Juvenile fiction
  • Christmas stories
  • Play--Juvenile fiction
  • Automobiles--Fiction
  • Childbirth
  • Sign language--Juvenile literature
  • Circus--Fiction
  • Mexicans--Fiction
  • Seals (Animals)--Fiction
  • Sex instruction
  • Sound--Fiction
  • Animals--Juvenile fiction
  • Nonsense verses
  • Children's literature, American
  • Horses--Juvenile fiction
  • Children's literature, American--20th century
  • Animals--Juvenile poetry
  • Christmas--Fiction
  • Embryology, Human
  • Family--Fiction
  • Seals (Animals)--Juvenile fiction
  • Women authors
  • Animals--Poetry
  • Illustrators
  • Infants

Occupations:

  • Illustrator

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Mexico (as recorded)