Marjorie Torrey

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Marjorie Torrey Hood Chanslor (born 1899) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. She also wrote two mystery novels for adults under the name Torrey Chanslor. She was a runner-up for the annual American Library Association Caldecott Medal for children's picture book illustration, in both 1946 and 1947; Opal Wheeler wrote both books, Sing Mother Goose and Sing in Praise).[1] It appears that although her married name might have been Chanslor (Husband Roy E Chanslor died 1964 CA) all of her other names including Marjorie could be pseudonyms. see 3rd external resource. It Appears her last marriage was to Tom Bevans (Tom Torrey Bevans) of Cornwall Ct. He renewed copyright to several of her books in the 1970s and she published a book or two and drawings under name of Torrey Bevans.


  • Sarah's idea (1938) As Illustrator Copyright Renewed 1966 Tom Torrey Bevans
  • Our First Murder (Frederick A. Stokes, 1940) – mystery fiction for adults, featuring the Beagle Sisters, LCCN 40-13519
  • Our Second Murder (Stokes, 1941), LCCN 41-3902
  • Penny (1944)
  • Artie and the Princess (1945)
  • Three Little Chipmunks (1947)
  • The Merriweathers (1949) Copyright renewed 1976 Tom Torrey Bevans
  • New star of the show (1949) as Illustrator Copyright Renewed 1976 Tom Torrey Bevans
  • Alice in Wonderland (1955) - as illustrator
  • Far from Marlborough street
  • Trouble for Jerry Doris Gages Illustrations by Marjorie Torrey
  • Saturday Night is My Delight
  • Sing Mother Goose, written by Opal Wheeler (E. P. Dutton, 1945)
  • Sing in Praise: a collection of the best loved hymns, by Opal Wheeler (Dutton, 1946)
  • Abide with Me Illustrations by Marjorie Torrey
  • Hoodoo that Voodoo Illustrations by Marjorie Torrey
  • Songs to sing with the very young, by Phyllis Brown Ohanian (1966)
  • Peter Pan (Random House, Inc. 1957) as Illustrator {LCCN 57-7525}


  1. ^ "Caldecott Medal & Honor Books, 1938-Present". American Library Association. Retrieved 22 April 2010. 

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