Tell Me a Mitzi (Hardcover)
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An ALA Notable Book
A School Library Journal Best of the Best Book
A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year
A National Book Award Finalist "A must " declared School Library Journal of this ALA Notable Book and National Book Award Finalist, now available in a glorious new hardcover edition. Blending fantasy and reality in a big-city setting, three unforgettable and wonderfully illustrated tales recount the adventures of Mitzi and her little brother as they attempt to visit their grandparents, recuperate from colds, and meet the president. "Thanks to Lore Segal's antic words, and Harriet Pincus's antic pictures, children will find Tell Me a Mitzi a hilarious picnic." -- Publishers Weekly "Author and illustrator have caught the essence of childhood in this captivating picture book. The three stories mix fantasy with reality and are told with naturalness and warmth. The illustrations, so filled with details and surprises they invite repeated scrutiny, have verity and vitality, poignancy and endearing humor." -- Booklist "A remarkable joint tour de force." -- The Washington Post Book World "This is possibly one of the funniest books in print." -- The Saturday Review "The fantasy is as real as tomorrow's ice cream cone, the three Mitzi stories more than bull's-eyes ... A triumph." -- Kirkus Reviews " The first book I fell in love with] was a children's book called Tell Me a Mitzi by Lore Segal and illustrated by Harriet Pincus. My mother used to read this to me every night before I went to sleep. It's a story about a little girl who takes her baby brother out on adventures around the city while their parents are sleeping. I loved it because it was about the pleasures of radical independence and the discovery of the world. And because I so deeply loved my little brother. To this day, my mother still calls me 'Mitzi.'" -- Ottessa Moshfegh, author of Eileen and My Year of Rest and Relaxation
About the Author
Lore Segal's nine books for children include her acclaimed translation of stories in The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm, a collaboration with her longtime friend, Maurice Sendak. Her many grants and awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, grants from the NEA and NEH, and two PEN/O. Henry Awards. Harriet Pincus (1938-2001) was an author, editor, and illustrator of children's books that include Minna and Pippin, The Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle and Who Was In It (featuring text by Carl Sandburg; also available from Dover), and Little Red Riding Hood.