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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

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.

Newbery Honor Book

Caldecott Honor Book

Margot Zemach

It Could Always Be Worse

Margot Zemach; Pictures by the author
Square Fish
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 and...

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Duffy and the Devil

Duffy and the Devil

Harve Zemach; Pictures by Margot Zemach
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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...

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