Margot Zemach

Margot Zemach (1931-89) was born in Los Angeles, California. She began illustrating stories by her husband, Harve, in 1959, and their subsequent collaborations led to many enduring children's books, including The Judge: An Untrue Tale, a Caldecott Honor Book; A Penny a Look, an ALA Notable Book; and Duffy and the Devil, recipient of the Caldecott Medal.


The Three Little Pigs

Margot Zemach; Illustrated by the author

Square Fish

This much beloved story has inspired a visual interpretation that has the look of a classic.


It Could Always Be Worse

Margot Zemach; Pictures by the author

Square Fish

Once upon a time a poor unfortunate man lived with his mother, his wife, and his six children in a one-room hut.Because they were so crowded, the children often fought and the man...


Duffy and the Devil

Harve Zemach; Pictures by Margot Zemach

Square Fish

Duffy and the Devil was a popular play in Cornwall in the nineteenth century, performed at the Christmas season by groups of young people who went from house to house. The Zemachs have interpreted...