Alvin Tresselt


Born
in Passaic, NJ
September 30, 1916

Died
July 24, 2000

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Alvin Tresselt (1916-2000) was born in New Jersey. He was an editor for Humpty Dumpty magazine and an executive editor for Parent’s Magazine Press before becoming an instructor and the Dean of Faculty for the Institute of Children’s Literature in Connecticut. He wrote over thirty children’s books, selling over a million copies. Although White Snow, Bright Snow won the Caldecott Medal in 1948, his best-known book is a retelling of the Ukranian folk tale The Mitten. Tresselt was a pioneer in children’s writing, well known for his poetic prose style. He created the “mood” picture book, in which the setting and description for a story was even more important than the characters and plot.
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White Snow, Bright Snow

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3.83 avg rating — 4,048 ratings — published 1947 — 9 editions
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The Mitten: An Old Ukrainia...

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Hide and Seek Fog

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3.64 avg rating — 405 ratings — published 1965 — 5 editions
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Rain Drop Splash

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3.48 avg rating — 230 ratings — published 1947 — 4 editions
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The Gift of the Tree

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4.25 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1972 — 4 editions
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The Beaver Pond

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4.08 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1970 — 2 editions
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Autumn Harvest

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3.06 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1951 — 2 editions
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Follow the Wind

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4.22 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1950 — 2 editions
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Sun Up

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3.87 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1949 — 3 editions
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Wake Up, Farm!

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3.59 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1955 — 4 editions
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