Nebraska Authors

Mary Huiskamp Calhoun

Born 1926 Keokuk, IA (USA)

Children's book author who was also a Journalist for the Omaha World-Herald.

Places Lived

Keokuk, IA
Iowa City, IA
Omaha, NE
Rangely, CO
Clark, CO

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Journalism


Fiction-Young Adults; Children's Literature; Journalism


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism, 1948, State University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


Newspaper Reporter
Children's Book Author

Places Worked

Omaha World-Herald
Gresham Outlook


Roger Duvoisin, illustrator


Making the Mississippi Shout. 1957.
The Sweet Patootie Doll. 1957.
River Minded Boy. 1958.
Wobble, The Witch Cat. 1958
Houn' Dog. 1959.
Katie John. 1960.
Cowboy Cal and the Outlaw. 1961.
Depend on Katie John. 1961.
The Nine Lives of Homer C. Cat. 1961.
The Hungry Leprechaun. 1962.
Honestly, Katie John! 1963.
Mermaid of Storms. 1970.
The Flower Mother. 1972.
Mrs. Dog's Own House. 1972.
Euphonia and the Flood. 1976.
The Witch's Pig: A Cornish Folk Tale. 1977.
The Witch Who Lost Her Shadow. 1979.
Audubon Cat. 1981.

Has published over 50 children's books.

She also published stories in Jack and Jill and Humpty Dumpty magazines.

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