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Best in Children's Books, Volume 6

(Best in Children's Books #6)

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Volume 6 (1958)
Story of Early America by Donald Culross Peattie, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard (1-36).
Very Little Girl by Phyllis Krasilovsky, illustrated by Ninon (37-44).
Elephant's Child by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Henry C. Pitz (45-59).
Poems of the City by Rachel Field, illustrated by Harvey Weiss (60-76).
Shoemaker and the Elves by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, illu
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Hardcover, 160 pages
Published 1958 by Nelson Doubleday Inc.
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Let's go vintage! This title is the sixth volume in a long series of books called Best in Children's Books. It was published in 1958 by Nelson Doubleday. It blends fiction and nonfiction, prose and poetry. It has many contributing authors and illustrators.

The Story of Early America by Donald Culross Peattie, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard. This is an excerpt from A Child's Story of the World (1937). Honestly, I think I enjoyed the illustrations more than the text. Readers should know two things
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Best known for her picture books, although also the author of two young adult novels and numerous magazine and newspaper articles, some of them humorous. Krasilovsky's first two books were accepted for publication when she was nineteen and newly married. Both of them were written in response to real children. The Very Little Girl (1953) was originally a birthday card for her sister's child, and Th ...more

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