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Tell Me a Mitzi

Tell Me a Mitzi

by Lore Segal, illustrated by Harriet Pincus

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Mitzi lives with her mother and father and her baby brother in the big city where every day is an adventure. Or at least Mitzi makes it one, though sometimes the adventure is more than a little surprising. One day it’s time to pay an impromptu visit to her grandparents. And what will happen when the president comes to town? Who knows what Mitzi will get up to next?

In Tell Me a Mitzi Lore Segal’s droll dialogue and off-kilter storytelling is beautifully matched by Harriet Pincus’s gritty and colorful illustrations. These are stories that capture childhood in all its puzzlement, resourcefulness, and unsentimental wonder.

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Series: NYRB Kids
ISBN: 9781681377957
Pages: 40
Publication Date:


A must!
School Library Journal

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, starred review

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.

[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

Tell Me a Mitzi hums with the Sendakian weirdness of its era . . . all 'family stories,' those quirky episodes from childhood that children love to hear told about themselves . . . the entire amusing escapade unimaginable today.
—Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal

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