Lore Segal’s classic children’s book TELL ME A MITZI was originally published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 1970, with illustrations by Harriet Pincus. In this charming tale, forthcoming in hardcover reissue, three household adventures in the life of Mitzi include an intended trip to grandmother’s, sharing a family cold, and reversing the President’s motorcade.

TELL ME A MITZI won First Prize in the Book World Spring Festival and was named an ALA Notable Book. Quick to become a story-hour favorite among children, it is now widely regarded as a classic American picture book. It was included in the Knopf Books for Young Readers anthology YOU READ TO ME AND I’LL READ TO YOU: Stories from the 20th Century (2011), alongside stories from Roald Dahl and Maurice Sendak.


Lore Segal is a lauded novelist, translator, and writer of children’s books. Her novels include OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES, serialized in The New Yorker; HER FIRST AMERICAN, which won an award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters; and SHAKESPEARE’S KITCHEN, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.