Tuesday, March 3, 2020

But Oh! What Havoc He Made! (1902)

Ellen Velvin, “Rataplan, Rogue,” Illustrated by Gustave Verbeek, Rataplan, a Rogue Elephant, and Other Stories (Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1902), frontispiece.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Bat before the Moon (1910)

Biho Takashi, Bat before the Moon, ca. 1910. Woodblock color print, 9 1/4 x 9 9/16 in. (23.5 x 24.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace, 2007.32.4

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Please, Mr. Bear, Will You Have a Cake? (1898)

Annis Lennoys, “Chinese Fairy Tales for Young and Old: No. 3—The Children Who Fed the Bear of Shang-te,”  Illustrated by Lawson Wood, Pearson’s Magazine 5 (January–June 1898): 619.

Friday, February 14, 2020

They Saw Him Begin to Go Round and Round the Robe, Counting the Quills (1917)

Francis Jenkins Olcott,  The Red Indian Fairy Book for the Children’s Own Reading and for Story-Tellers, Illustrations by Frederick Richardson (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917), 150

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A False Alarm (1901)

A Hundred Anecdotes of Animals, pictures by Percy J. Billinghurst (London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1901), 11. 

Monday, February 10, 2020

The Birds Were Asleep, Except for Old Solomon Caw (1912)

“Peter Pan,” illustrated by Frederick Richardson. Harriet Taylor Treadwell and Margaret Free, Second Reader, Adapted and Graded (Chicago: Row, Peterson, and Co., 1912),  173.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Foxes for Horses (1917)

“From Tobytown by Chandler A Oates,” Bookseller, Newsdealer, & Stationer Holiday Number (November 15, 1917): 676.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

“It Is Pleasant to Be Beautiful,” Said the Porcupine (1886)

“Rabbit and Porcupine,” Illustrated by Pruett Share. Laura E. Richards, ed., Four Feet, Two Feet, and No Feet: Furry and Feathery Pets and How They Live (Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1886), 145. 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Awaiting Developments (1885)

“Their First Experience—Awaiting Developments” drawn by Culmer Barnes. Harper’s Young People 6 (June 16, 1885): cover.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Maternal Counsel (1885)

“Maternal Counsel,” drawn by W. Hamilton Gibson. Harper’s Young People 6 (January 27, 1885): 201.