available for sale are listed (with condition information
and price) in
by Nan Gilbert
Illustrated by Jill Elgin.
A one-page story for each day of the year featuring Timmy, Polly, Mary Lou, Jerry, Jack, David and Sue from What-a-Jolly-Street (or Trufflescootums Boulevard.). Illustrated mostly in one-color line drawings.
See Most Requested Books for more on Nan Gilbert's books. Here are some variant covers for this book:
Gilbert, Nan. 365 Bedtime Stories. Illustrated by Jill Elgin. Whitman, 1955.
A1. 1955 cover: 4 children around Grandma in the
NOT by Nan Gilbert
There are many other books with this title which are not stories from What-a-Jolly Street. Most of these don't list an author, some list an illustrator. Whitman published books with this title in (at least) 1931, 1938, 1944, and 1955, many with variant cover art. It is possible that Whitman issued this book annually with different cover art, changing the copyright information only when content information changed. Here are some examples that I've found, all of them Whiman except for the first one.
Mary Graham. 365 Bedtime Stories.
by Florence Choate and Elizabeth Curtis. NY:
A. Stokes, 1923. 7.25" x 8.5", 302 pages.
Brown cloth with
pictorial paste-on. 20 beautiful color plates,
C1 C2 C3
[anon] 365 Bedtime Stories: A Story for Every Day. Whitman, 1931.
D2 D3 D4
Lowe, Viola Ruth. Story A Day: A Book of 365 Stories. Illustrated by Corinne Malvern. Whitman, 1937, 1938. Hardback, 379 pages.
D1. 1937 cover features a boy holding a book and
a candle, walking up stairs.
E1. Sankey, Alie. 365 Bedtime
Illustarted by Erwin L. Darwin. Whitman,
F1 F2 F3
[anon] 365 Bedtime Stories: A Story for Every Day of the Year. Illustrated by Janet Robson. Whitman, 1944. Hardback, 7.5" x 10.5", 382 pages. Illustrations in black and white and two-tones, pictorial cover and matching dust jacket.
F1. Whitman #2020 on dj
Original stories by Georges Duplaix
Illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky
NY: Golden Press, 1944
1944 cover pictures on left
1945 cover pictured on right
Contents: It's no fun to be a lion; the land of the caterpillars; the spider and the fly; the little duck who was very pleased with himself; the big brown bear; the woodchuck; the tiger; the camel; a hot day; the kangaroo; the skunk and the sea gull; from one to ten; the procupine and the badgers; the elephant buys a horse; day; night; the sick sparrow; I see you, little yellow wasps; the fox, the weasel, and the little chicken; the bear went o-ver the mountain; the little black hen; the cottontail and the jack rabbit; the gray squirrel; the elephant; the bear; the greedy kitten and the wise little birds; the goose and the rabbit; the lion; the duck; the hippopotamu; the pig; the funny little mouse.
Contents abridged in later editions of this book.
by Arthur Rackham
NY: Lippincott, 1933, 1950
Contents: Hop-o'-my-thumb; Dick Whittington; Jack and the beanstalk; Beauty and the Beast; Henny Penny; Story of Sindbad the sailor; Jack the giant-killer; Ugly duckling; Princess and the pea; Bluebeard; Story of Aladdin; Sleeping Beauty; Barmecide's feast; Toads and diamonds; Three bears; Ali Baba; Cinderella; Puss in boots; Emperor's new clothes; Rip van Winkle; Little Red Riding Hood; Hansel and Grethel; What the old man does is always right.
edited by Betty O'Connor
Des Moines: Meredith Publishing, 1950
Contents: The Little Red Hen, A Rose is Red, The Nonsense ABC, The Story of Little Black Sambo, How Charlie Made Topsy Love Him, Hurt No Living Thing, The House That Jack Built, Finger Games, The Owl and the Pussy Cat, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, What is Pink? A Rose is Pink, Names, Meeting the Easter Bunny, 1 and 1 are 2, Months of the Year, The Goops: Table Manners, Uncle Remus Initiates the Little Boy, The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story, The Mitten Song, The Little Turtle, One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, Butter, Ten Little Indians, Over in the Meadow, The Old Woman and Her Pig, Days of the Week, The King's Breakfast, Rain, Lines and Squares, The Brownies' Circus, The Wind, Who Has Seen the Wind?, The Elephant's Child, Peter Pan in Never-Never-Never-Land, The Pirate Ship, A Curious Pup, From a Railway Carriage, Trains, About Elizabeth Eliza's Piano, Pledge of Allegiance, The Flag Goes By, The Story of Live Dolls, The Swing, Thanksgiving Day, The Lion and the Mouse, The Ants and the Grasshopper, Belling the Cat, Old Mother Hubbard, All Through the Night, The Night Before Christmas.
Better Homes and Gardens Second Story Book
edited by Betty O'Connor
Des Moines: Meredith Publishing, 1952
Contents: The Pied Piper of Hamlin, You Are Old Father William, The Trial of the Bow, The Apple of Contentment, How Boots Befooled the King, The White Cat, The Gnat and the Bull, The Dog in the Manger, The Story of King Arthur, Perseus and teh Gorgon, The Reformed Pirate, The Lion Juniper and the Elephant, Lobo the Kind of Currumpaw, The Diverting History of John Gilpin, Rikki-tikki-tavi,The North Wind and the Sun, The Gnat and the Lion, The Kingdom of the Lion, La Befana.
O'Connor, Betty. Better Homes and Gardens Second Story Book. Meredith, 1952. A very nice copy. F- $35
A Collection of Stories and Verses for Children
edited by Watty Piper
llustrated by Eulalie
Platt & Munk, 1946
Contents include: Wynken, Blynken and Nod; We won't tell; Animal crackers; Christopher Robin is saying his prayers; The wee kitten who sucked her thumb; The Easter rabbit; Jolly jingle of numbers; Nonsense alphabet; Cupboard; Monkey's house; The little boy who was too thin; and 11 more.
edited by Jane Werner
illustrated by Gertrude Elliott
NY: Golden Press, 1947, 1949
Contents: The Animal Store, Baby Goes to Boston, The Bear Hunt, The Best Game the Fairies Play, Billy Goats Chew, Boredom, A Bug, The Camel's Complaint, The Chickens, Choosing Shoes, Color, The Cow, The Cupboard, Daises, Differences, The Duel, The Elf and the Dormouse, Extremes, Firefly, The First Day of Christmas, For Christmas, The Frog, From a Railway Carriage, General Store, A Goblinade, Grasshopper Green, Growing Up, Gypsies, The Ice Man, If I Were a One-Legged Pirate, I'm Glad, Jill Came From the Fair, Jonathan Bing Dances For Spring, The Land of Counterpane, The Little Bird, The Little Elf, The Little Land, Little Orphant Annie, Little Brown Redbreast, The Little Shepardess to Her Lambs, The Little Turtle, Little Wind, Mice, Miss T., Mr. Nobody, Mr. Rabbit, Moon Song, Mouse, My Shadow, The Naughty Boy, Otherwise, Over the Hills and Far Away, The Owl and the Pussy-Cat, The People, The Picnic, Radiator Lions, The Raggedy Man, The Road to Raffydiddle, Sally and Manda, The Sea Shell, The Secret, Self-Control, Serious Omission, Some One, Spring Signs, The Sugar-Plum Tree, The Swing, The Tale of Custard the Dragon, Taxis, Tea Party, There Was Once a Puffin, Three Jovial Huntsmen, Travel, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Very Nearly, The Walrus and the Carpenter, Water Noises, What the Toys are Thinking, What the Winds Bring, Where Go the Boats, Who Has Seen the Wind?, Who Likes the Rain?, The Woodpecker, Wynken Blynken and Nod.
ed. The Big Golden Book of Poetry.
by Gertrude Elliott. Golden Press, 1947, first
impeccable copy in dust jacket, with only minor
rubbing to edges.
in this condition. F/F. [pictured to
left] $150 <SOLD>
Big Golden Book of Poetry: 85 Childhood
Favorites. Golden Press, later
reprint, undated, a "Goldencraft Binding", possibly
done for libraries. Cover illustration shows
owl and pussycat in boat, but with lavender-colored
edging and back. Very good condition
Chicago: Field Enterprises, 1949
It would seem that the "Childcraft" series was first
in 1934 by W. F. Quarrie and company, Chicago. The
taken over by Field Enterprises, Inc. in 1949, and
the fifties. The best remembered volume, as least
judging by our
customer requests, is volume one, which is titled "Book
of Verse" in
the Quarrie edition and "Poems of Early Chilldhood" in
edition. The earlier edition is illustrated mainly
in black and
white, with some two- and three-tone. The Field
entirely in color, with such noted illustrators as
Eloise Wilkin, Fritz
Eichenberg, Milo Winter, and the Walt Disney Studio
The selection of poems is substantially the same, but
not entirely, and
the poems are ordered differently.
1949 Volume Titles: Poems of Early Childhood, Storytelling and Other Poems, Folk and Fairy Tales, Animal Friends and Adventures, Life in Many Lands, Great Men and Famous Deeds, Exploring the World Around Us, Creative Play and Hobbies, The Growing Child, Guidance for Development, Ways of Learning, Guide/Index, Art and Music, Science and Industry.
Compiled by Odhams Staff
London, United Kingdom: Odhams Press, 1946
Contents: The Fairy Who Wasted Food; Lost - A Very Good Temper; The Table and the Chair; Tweedledum and Tweedledee; Power on Deck; Cargoes; The Yellow Wishing-Cap; Mother and I; Jimmy's Doughnut; Sing a Song of Honey; Sir Borloys and the Dark Knight; Pussy Can Sit by the Fire and Sing; Buried Treasure at Bimbleton; The Arsenal at Springfield; Jackanapes; The Inchcape Rock; The Stratosphere Express; The Wanderings of Mumfie; Watering the Garden; The Surprise Party; The Wheat Field; The Compass Points North; Worrals Takes a Hand; Telegraph Pots; Rikki-Tikki Tavi; Night; The Little Silver Pin; Faery Song; The Clady Crab; Horatiur; The Unromantic Princess; Visit from Father Christmas.
Illustrated by Bette Davis
Selected by the Child Study Association of America
Racine: Whitman Publishing Company, 1950, 1963
319 pages, 43 stories and poems, 1-color illustrations
Contents include: The Tale of Corally
Gay), "Quack" said Jesusha (Mildred Merryman),
Gone is Gone (Wanda
Gag), The Yellow Shop (Rachel Field),
Chair Tells a Story (Carolyn Bailey), The
Giant is Lost (Alice
Dalgliesh), The Old Trolley Car (Caroline
Peddler's Clock (Mabel Leigh Hunt).
by Peter Christen Asbjornsen
translated by G.W. Dasent
illustrated by Kay Nielsen
NY, Doubleday 1932
Contents: East of the sun and west of the moon; Blue belt; Prince Lindworm; Lassie and her grandmother; Husband who was to mind the house; Lad who went to the North Wind; Three princesses of Whiteland; Soria Moria Castle; Giant who had no heart in his body; Princess on the glass hill; Widow's son; Three billy goats Gruff; Three princesses in the blue mountain; Cat on the Dovrefell; One's own children are always prettiest.
and West o'
Contents: East of the sun and west of the moon; Three billy-goats Gruff; Husband who was to mind the house; Lad who went to the North Wind; Princess on the glass hill; Giant who had no heart in his body; Blue belt; Three princesses in the blue mountain; Three princesses of Whiteland; Soria Moria Castle; Cat on the Dovrefell; Widow's son.
and West o'
Contents: East o' the sun and west o' the moon; Three billy-goats Gruff; Three princesses of Whiteland; Doll in the grass; Bruin and Reynard partners; Reynard and the cock; Why the bear is stumpy-tailed; Gudbrand-on-the-hillside; The pancake; Twelve wild ducks; Father Bruin; Lord Peter; Giant who had no heart in his body; Husband who was to mind the house; Taper Tom; Little Freddy and his fiddle; True and untrue; Princess on the glass hill; Peter, Paul and Espen Cinderlad; Princess who could not be silenced; Squire's bride; Sheep and the pig who set up housekeeping; Parson and the sexton; Lad who went to the North Wind; Why the sea is salt.
Edited by Watty Piper
Illustrated by Eulalie
Platt & Munk 1938
Contents: The First Circus; Three Little Pigs; The Story of Little Black Sambo; Chicken Little; The Gingerbread Boy; The Little Red Hen and the Grain of Wheat; The Tale of Peter Rabbit, with illustrations by Beatrix Potter; The Rooster, the Mouse, and the Little Red Hen.
Selected by Virginia Haviland
Illustrated by Raymond Briggs
NY: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1972
Contents: The Gingerbread Boy; Henny-Penny; The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids; The Story of the Three Little Pigs; The Old Woman and Her Pig; The Little Red Hen; The Three Bears; The Turnip: Gone is Gone; The Three Billy Goats Gruff; The Golden Goose; The Half-Chick; The History of Tom Thumb; Jack and the Beanstalk; From Tiger to Anansi; Budulinek; The Sun and the Wind; The Miller, his Son, and their Donkey; Wakaima and the Clay Man; The Bremen Town Musicians; The Frog Prince; The Elves and the Shoemaker; Puss in Boots; Snow-white; Cinderella; Little Red Riding-Hood; Molly Whuppie; Rumpelstiltskin; One-Inch Fellow; The Real Princess; The Emperor's New Clothes; The Ugly Duckling.
Haviland, Virginia, ed. The Fairy Tale Treasury. Illustrated by Raymond Briggs. NY: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1972. A crisp clean copy with dust jacket that has only one minute blemish. Table of Contents page has been annotated with authors of the various stories in the collection. F/F. <SOLD>
retold by Katharine Gibson
illustrated by Isobel Read
Contents: Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, The Golden Bird, The Three Little Pigs, Childe Rowland, Cinderella, The Laidly Worm of Spindlestone, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, The White Snake, The Ass, the table, and the Stick, Sleeping Beauty, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Three Bears, The Goose Girl, Farmer's Tom and the Leprechaun, The Six Swans, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Snow White, The Sea Maiden, Boots and his Brothers, The Fisherman and His Wife, Red Riding Hood, The Widow's Son, Tom Thumb, The Brave Little Tailor, Hansel and Gretel, King Thrushbeard, Mother Hulda, The Princess Who Lived on a Glass Hill, The Giant's Daughter, The Bremen Town Musicians, The Princess and the Pea, The Ugly Duckling, The Shoemaker and the Elves, The Tinderbox & Rumpelstiltskin.
Edited by Eve Morel
Illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa
NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1970.
Contents: Little Red Riding Hood, The Hare and the Tortoise, The Wise Man of Gotham, The Two Frogs, The Real Princess, Little Eva, The Country Mouse and the City Mouse, The Gnat and the Bull, The Golden Eggs, The Little Red Hen, Cinderella, The Golden Touch, The Ugly Duckling, The Three Little Pigs, The Dragon and the Monkey, Do What you Can, The Fir Tree, The Sun and the Wind, Rumpelstiltskin, The Ant and the Grasshopper, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Teeny-Tiny Woman, Jack and the Beanstalk, Why the Bear is Stumpy-tailed, The Gingerbread Boy, The Milkmaid and Her Pail, The Lion and the Mouse, The Moon Maiden, The Wonderful Porridge Pot, Puss in Boots, The Morning Glory, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Little Girl and the Hare, The Three Wishes, Rose Red, The Farmer, His Son, and Their Donkey, The Mice and the Cat, The Magpie's Nest, Thumbelina, Lazy Jack, The Little House, The Foolish Weathercock, The Fox and the Grapes, Nail Broth, Why the Evergreens Keep Their Leaves, The Turnip, The Golden Goose, Jorinda and Joringel, The Old Woman and her Pig.
Edited by Watty Piper
Illustrated by Eulalie, Elizabeth Colborne and Lois Lenski.
Platt & Munk 1932
Contents include: Little Red Riding Hood; Jack and the Beanstalk; Puss In Boots; Cinderella; Snowdrop, Tom Thumb, and 7 others.
Piper, Watty, ed. Fairy Tales That Never Grow Old. NY: Platt & Munk,1923, 1927, 1932. 24th edition. Large red cloth format with pictorial paste-on. Head and foot of spine very frayed, as well as the corners, and one rip to spine cloth. Previous owner's inscription on front endpapers. Beautiful color plates by Eulalie (not credited).
three volumes, Doubleday & Co., 1956
Contents: Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes; Fairy Tales Old and New (including Emperor's New Clothes, Snow-White and Rose-Red, Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp); Fun and Fantasy (27 stories and poems including The Adventures of Pinocchio, The Story of Doctor Dolittle, How Doth the Little Crocodile, The Purple Cow); Fables and Folk Tales (25 stories including the Uncle Remus story Old Mr. Rabbit, He's a Good Fisherman); Adventures of Real Children (including Hans Brinker, Heidi); and Legends and Myths (including Greek Myths, Robin Hood).
Edited by Watty Piper
Platt & Munk 1934
Large red cloth hardcover with paste-on pictorial label and full color and black and white illustrations
Contents include: The Rooster and the Fox; The Pine Tree and its Needles, Olaf and the three Goats; The Cap that Mother Made; How Bunny Rabbit Caught the Sun, The Little Turtle that Could Not Stop Talking; The Shoemaker and the Elves; The Elephant and the Monkey; A Donkey's Story; The Stone in the Road; The Star Dipper, The Old Woman who Wanted All the Cakes, The Easter Rabbit; Little Half Chick; The Country Mouse and the City Mouse.
Piper, Watty, ed. Folk Tales Children Love. Full color and black and white illustrations. NY: Platt & Munk, 1932, 1934. Pictorial paste-on, VG. <SOLD>
A Collection of Stories and Verses for Children
edited by Watty Piper
Illustrated by Eulalie
Platt & Munk
with assorted Pixies, Mermaids, Brownies, Witches, and Leprechauns
by Jane Werner
Illustrated by Garth Williams
Simon and Schuster, 1951
Contents: When A Ring's Around The
Jane Carr; Singeli's Magic Slippers by Martha
Inez Johnson; Song
for a Summer Evening by Mildred Bowers Armstrong;
Market by Dorothy Brown Thompson; A Goblinade
Jaques; The Brownie in the Garden by Elsa Ruth
Shop by Rowena Bennett; Pipes and Drums by
Lilian Holmes; The
Pixie's Scarf by Alison Uttley; The Fairies
Cannery Bear by Ray St. Clair; The Bored
Goblins by Dorothy
Brown Thompson; The Gift by Jane Werner; Halloween
Marjorie Barrows; Finding Fairies by Marjorie
Merbaby by Margaret and Mary Baker; The Little
Godley; The Room Beneath The Tree by James
Treasure Lies by Sheila O'Neill; Ring-A-Ring
edited and adapted by Anne Terry White
Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen
Golden Press, 1959
A Giant Golden Book De Luxe Edition
Contents: Gods and Heroes, Prometheus Steals Fire From Heaven, A Miracle on Mount Parnassus, Phaeton and the Horses of the Sun, The Bride of Pluto, Echo and Narcissus, Orpheus and Eurydice, The Gorgon's Head, Heracles, The Golden Fleece, Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur, Oedipus, Beowulf, The Battle of Roncevaux, Tristam and Iseult, Rustem and Sohrab, Sigrd of the Volsungs.
White, Anne Terry (editor) . GOLDEN TREASURY OF MYTHS AND LEGENDS.Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen. Golden Press, 1959. Hardcover. VG. <SOLD>
edited by Louis Untermeyer
illustrated by Joan Walsh Anglund
NY: Golden Press, 1959
Content Sections: In the Beginning; Rhyme with Reasons; Creatures of Every Kind; Gallery of People; Unforgettable Stories; Laughter Holding Both His Sides; Good Things in Small Packages; Wide, Wonderful World; Around the Year; Come Christmas; Sweet and Low; Guiding Stars.
Some of the Poets included: Anonymous,
The Bible, William Blake, Robert Browning, Lewis
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Walter de la Mare, Emily
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Eugene Field, Benjamin Franklin,
Keates, Edward Lear, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James
Herman Melville, Ogden Nash, James Whitcomb Riley,
William Shakespeare, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alfred Lord
Makepeace Thackeray, Louis Untermeyer, William
Untermeyer, Louis, ed. The Golden Treasury of Poetry. llustrated by Joan Walsh Anglund. NY: Golden Press, 1959. Fourth printing, 1962. Minor wear to extremities, otherwise F. <SOLD>
Untermeyer, Louis, ed. The Golden Treasury of Poetry. Illustrated by Joan Walsh Anglund. Golden Press, 1959. Probable first edition; no other printings listed. Some wear to extremeties, otherwise VG+. <SOLD>
Untermeyer, Louis, ed. The Golden Treasury of Poetry. Illustrated by Joan Walsh Anglund. Golden Press, 1959. Tenth printing, 1966. Wear to extremities. Some small tack holes to top edges of first few pages. Interior clean and bright. G. <SOLD>
(orig. The Fairy Tale Book)
edited by Marie Ponsot
illustrated by Adrienne Segur
NY: Simon & Schuster, 1958
NY: Golden Press, 1999
The Frog Princess, Donkey-skin, Kuzma and the
Fox, Puss in
Boots, Thumbelina, Green Snake, The Tinder
Box, Cinderella, Kip
Enchanted Cat, Grace and Derek, Urashima and the
Turtle, Thumbkin, The
Wild Swans, Hans and the Striped Cat, Little
Red Riding Hood, The
White Deer, Beauty and the Beast, Silvershod, Queen
Cat, Cowlick Ricky,
The Seven Crow Princes, Bluecrest, The Royal Ram,
Bright Deardeer and
Dawn the Golden Haired, Finn the Keen Falcon,
Ponsot, Marie, ed. The Golden Book of Fairy Tales. illustrated by Adrienne Segur. NY: Golden Press, 1999. New hardback, $20
(also published as Richard Scarry's A Story A Day: 365 Stories and Rhymes)
Egmont Childrens Books, 1960.
Compiled by Carol M. Lane
Illustrated by Evelyn Urbanowish and Erika Weihs
NY: Hart Book Co., 1955
Contents: The Upside Down Lady; How Robin Got the Toys Back; Johnny the Engineer; Josie and the Birds; The Naughty Little Bicycle Wheel; The Extra-Speaical Doll; Deedee's Princess; The Squirrel's Thank-You Present; Tommy and the Rain; How Daddy was Fooled; Tommy's Turkey-Lurkey; Sandy and Mandy's Trick; Tony's Little Hammer; How Whisltle Got her Name; Mysterious the Mouse; Judy's Joke; Danny and the Jocko; The Surprise Box; The Roly Poly Policeman; The Funny Little Fat Man; Patty's Secret; Timi and the elephant; plus songs and poems.
Lane, Carol M. The Happy Hour Storybook. Illustrated by Evelyn Urbanowish and Erika Weihs. NY: Hart Book Co., 1955. Corners bumped and edges worn, cover slightly soiled (see scan to left). Interior clean and bright, inscription on first blank page in pencil. Overall, VG. <SOLD>
edited by Mary Parsley
illustrated by Claude Kailer and Rosemary Lowndes
Grosset & Dunlap, 1971
Contents include: Bartholomew the Beach Donkey, The Castle Robber, The Clever Panda, The Yetis' New Home, Francis Ferret Stays at Home, Scratchy Spider and the Eight Cream Buns, Brendan the Owl, King John and the Abbot of Canterbury, The Amazing Window Washer, The Colonel's Sausage, The Harvest Mouse, The Pirate, Eric's Breakfast, Helicopter Rescue, The Lost Ring, Gidney the Goat, William Bear's Unusual Day, Old Mrs. Jagger, Fat Percy and the Tuba, The Laziest Animal in the World, The Pet Market, The Magician's Apprentice, The Horse Who Had Hiccups, Albert Penguin's Birthday Party, The Little River That Got Lost, Amanda and the Marmots, The Little Girl Who Loved New Clothes, Vicky and the Little Lost Boy, Arabella and the Weaver, The Sheep That Went to School, The Pretty Shepherdess, Anthony Michael and the Fire, Paolo's Soccer Ball, A Very Friendly Tail, Hummmphrey the Spinning Top, The Sun Lover, Franz and the Huge Friendly Bird, The Magic Emerald, Abel's Dream, Claudius the Elephant, The School's New Wall, Crybaby Hilda and the Magic Flower, Dylan Dragon, The Wonderful Jug of Cream, The White Peacock, Island of Treasure, Vanessa the Vain Mermaid, The Little Windmill That Went Traveling, The Saucy Monkey and the Good Giraffe, Little Lost Whale, Septimus Sebastian Fry's Tricycle, The Tea-Spaniel, The Enchanted Bird of Beauty, The Three-Pig.
selected by Sidonie Matsner Gruenberg
Illustrated by Dagmar Wilson
NY: Garden City Books, 1960
medium green cloth with monkey design and silver lettering, DJ features man with ballon, boy with donkey, money, lion, and spaceship on front panel, boy and girl playing with animals, girl with mop, and grandma sliding down stairs on a rug on back panel. 10-1/2" by 7-1/4", 160 pp.
Contents: the penny puppy; the pasture; helping Hilda; that rapscallion cat, Sneakers; cherry stones; Loopy; the story of the teasing monkey; guess what's in the grass; the lamby sitter; meow!; what would you do if...; a nickel for a pickel; Easter treat; stripes and spots; Pancho; how Gerald McGrew caught the filla-ma-zokk; Mr. Scrunch; Nino and his fish; pick me up; my mother is the most beautiful woman in the world; A B C of wheels; the magic whistle; trees; Eddie goes to dancing school; why cowboys sing in Texas; the lucky number; lights; the white horse; Mrs. Moodle and the tea-tray; the bottle that went to sea; Bertram's trip to the moon.
edited by Olive Beaupre Miller
Chicago: The Bookhouse for Children, 1920
My Bookhouse was originally published in 6 thick volumes bound in black cloth with pictorial paste-ons and gilt lettering. In 1927 (approx.) the six volumes were sold as a set in a wooden house (red roof, two red chimneys, gray walls, and a window at each end). Housed with it were three volumes of the tallerMy Travelship, consisting of Little Pictures of Japan (by Katharine Sturges, 1925, dark blue), Tales Told in Holland (by Maud and Miska Petersham, 1926, red) and Nursery Friends from France (by Maud and Miska Petersham, 1927, light blue).
My Bookhouse was later reprinted in 12
colors, the most famous being the "rainbow edition"
which begins in a
green, transitions to dark green, dark blue, and ends in
There were many printings; here are some of the
publication years and
notes, although there may well be others.
The titles of the 12 volumes are (for the 6 volume set,
the odd numbered ones):
It is very common that volume one is either missing or in tatters. This is because the set is sequential by age, and the babies who drool over the nursery rhymes often destroy the book, while the 10 and 12 year olds who read volume 12 keep the books in much better shape.Please ask about current availability.
edited by Dana Bruce
Illustrated by Tasha Tudor, Margot Austin, Wesley Dennis.
NY: Platt & Munk, 1960
There is also a Watty Piper
with a similar
title, but this book is basically an anthology of
three other books:
Bruce, Dana. My Brimful Book: Favorite Poems of Childhood, Mother Goose Rhymes, Animal Stories. Illustrated by Tasha Tudor, Margot Austin, Wesley Dennis. NY: Platt & Munk, 1969. later edition. Pictorial boards with red/orange stripes. VG+. $45
Whitman Publicing, 1947.
Compiled and Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen
NY: Random House, 1971
Contents: The Lost Half-Hour; Feather o' my Wing; The Nightingale; Beauty and the Beast; The Forest Bride; The Three Wishes; The Dreamer; The Swan Maiden; The Happy Prince; The Prince and the Goose Girl; Prince Rabbit; The Seven Simons.
Provensen, Alice and Martin. The Provensen Book of Fairy Tales. NY: Random House, 1971. A beautiful copy with only flaw being bumped corners. F. $18
stories retold by Wallace C. Wadsworth
NY: Rand McNally, 1927. reprint 1946.
Contest: How Jack found his fortune; Bob-white and the farmer man; Peter rabbit; How the sea became salt; The cock, the mouse, and the little red hen; The gingerbread man; The old woman and her pig; The straw ox; The seven wonderful cats; The three wishes; The three bears; The pied piper; Little black sambo; The teeny-tiny woman; The three little pigs; Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar; The little red hen; Henny Penny.
edited by Watty Piper
NY: Platt & Munk, 1923
Large green cloth hardcover with paste-on pictorial label and full color and black and white illustrations
Contents: Little Red Riding Hood, Story of Peter Pan, Dick Wittington and His Cat, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Three Bears, Puss in Boots, Tom Thumb, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Piper, Watty, ed. Stories Children Love. Full color and black and white illustrations. NY: Platt & Munk, 1923, 1933. Pictorial paste-on, corners bumped, first two text pages torn and repaired with new paper. G-. As Is. <SOLD>
Edited by Watty Piper
Illustrated by George and Doris Hauman
Platt & Munk, 1938, 1969
68 pages, hardcover
Contents: The Ugly Duckling; the Bremen Town Musicians; The Fox and the Stork; The Boy and the North Wind; The Marriage of Robin Redbreast and the Wren; Hansel and Gretel; The Boy Who Cried "Wolf!"; Billy Goat Gruff; The Pied Piper of Hamelin; The Little Engine that Could; The Lion and the Mouse; Shingebiss.
Edited by Watty Piper
Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman
Platt & Munk 1941
blue cloth with pictorial label, approx 80 pages
Contents include: The Pied Piper Of Hamelin; The Boy Who Cried Wolf; Hansel and Gretel; The Ugly Duckling; Billy Goat Gruff; and 10 others.
Piper, Watty, ed. Tales from Storyland. Illustrated by George and Doris Hauman. NY: Platt & Munk, 1938, 1941. Blue cloth with stamping, feels like a later edition. Incredible condition, nice thick pages, color plates, and, yes, dust jacket. VG+/VG. <SOLD>
edited by Jane Werner
illustrated by Garth Williams
NY: Harper & Brothers, 1950.
Contents: Somewhere, One Day When We Went Walking, The Sugar-Plum Tree, The Very Mischief, The Little House, Susan's Bears, The Duel, What I Would Do, Mr. Nobody, Someone, Bad Mousie, Calico Pie, Mrs. Brown, The Whale, Moon Song, The Mermaid, The Everlasting Lollipop, The Bear Hunt, Wynken Blynken and Nod, Foreign Lands, A Piper, The Little Elf, The Pear Tree, Growing Up, The Land of Counterpane, Georgie, Strange Tree, When I Was a Bird, How They Bring Back the Village of Cream Puffs When the Wind Blows it Away, Hiding, The Invisible Playmate, A Swing Song, Clouds, The Crescent Moon.
Edited and Adapted by Katharine Gibson
Illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren
Boston: Little Brown, 1942
Contents: Introduction for Their Elders; The Three Bears; Little Red Ridinghood; Jack and the Beanstalk; The Three Little Pigs; Cinderella; Puss in Boots; Tom Thumb; Beauty and the Beast; Hansel and Gretel; The Ugly Duckling; The Princess and the Pea; The Tinderbox; The Pied Piper of Hamelin; Rumpelstiltskin; Seven at a Stroke; The Goose Girl; Dick Whittington and His Cat; The Bremen Town Musicians; The Showmaker and the Elves; Rapunzel; The Fisherman and the Wife; The Six Swans; The Princess Who Could Not Laugh; King Thrushbeard; Mother Hulda; Snow White and Rose Red; Sleeping Beauty; The White Snake.
Gibson, Katharine. The Tenggren Tell-It-Again Book. Illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren. Boston: Little Brown, 1942, first edition. Spine weak and beginning to fray, but intact. Edgeworn. Closed tear on page 46. G. <SOLD>
Edited by Nora Beust, Phyllis Fenner, Bernice E. Leary, Mary Katherine Reely, and Dora V. Smith.
NY: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1958.
"Tbe New All-Interest Home Library for Children" in five volumes.
Mostly Magic: Best-Loved Fairy Tales, Folk Tales and Rhymes
Stories of Early America: From Before the White Man came to Daniel Boone, Buffalo Bill and the Winning of the West
Wide Wonderful World: The Wonders of Nature
Wonderful Things Happen: Adventures Everywhere
Through Golden Windows. Edited by Nora Beust, Phyllis Fenner, Bernice E. Leary, Mary Katherine Reely, and Dora V. Smith. NY: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1958.
edited by Woman's day Magazine
Retold by Ann McGovern; introduction by Joyce Brothers
Illustrations by Nola Langner
NY: Fawcett Crest, 1959
Mass market paperback, 192 pp., medium blue wraps with cinderella on front
Contents: Goldilocks and the three bears, the three little pigs, the Gingerbread Man, Little Red Riding Hood, the milkmaid and her pail, the ant and the grasshopper, the crow and the pitcher, the boy who cried wolf, the hare and the tortoise, the fox and the grapes, the rabbits and the frogs, belling the cat, the fox and the stork, the wolf and the goat, the lion and the mouse, Snow White and the seven dwarfs, Jack and the beanstalk, the fisherman and his wife, Hansel and Gretel, Puss in boots, the sleeping beauty, the Emperor's new clothes, the frog prince, the shoemaker and the elves, Bremen town musicians, the ugly duckling, the princess and the pea, Tom Thumb, Snow White and Rose Red, Thumbelina, Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, the brave little tailor, Rapunzel, Beauty and the beast, the pied piper of Hamelin.
Golden Press, 1965
Illustrations by the Walt Disney Studios
Four boxed volumes:
Contents of Stories from Other Lands: Mary Poppins, the sword in the stone, Alice in Wonderland meets the white rabbit, 101 dalmations, Peter Pan, the adventures of Robin Hood, Goliath II, Portugal: beside the sea, Sardinia: an island apart, Morocco: the blue men, Lapland: people of the reindeer, the Highlands: Scotland's crown, the Danube: river highway of central Europe, Switzerland: people of the mountains, the Swiss family Robinson, Bambi, Darby O'Gill, Big Red, Zorro, the cold-blooded penguin.Walt Disney Studios. The Wonderful Worlds of Walt Disney. Golden Press, 1965. Four volumes, boxed. Books are in VG condition, boxed is rather worn and banged-up. VG/G-. <SOLD>
Junior Classics, 1938
colored simulated-leather bound with carved images
Vol 1 Red cover Fairy Tales & Fables
Best Loved Stories and Poems for Little Children
Parents Magazine Press, 1960
Partial Contents: Nursery Rhymes, Nursery Stories (including The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Tale of Peter Rabbit), Fables (there are 20), Fairy Tales (including Snow White, Cinderella, The Wonderful Tar Baby Story -- Brer Rabbit), Poetry (including Wynken, Blynken and Nod).
And here are a couple other books you might remember:
Marguerite De Angeli's Nursery Rhymes and Mother Goose
Tall Book of Christmas Stories, Mother Goose, Fairy Tales...