The Skittle-Skattle Monkey

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Author: Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis (1891-1980)

Year: 1945

Publisher: MacMillan Co

Place: New York


44 pages with illustrations. Octavo (8 3/4" x 7 1/4") issued in red with black lettering to spine and pictorial to cover. Illustrated by the author. 1st edition.

Dorothy Pulis Lathrop was one of the most influential and important illustrators of children's books in the thirties and forties, she began her career in 1918. At that time she was a 27 year old teacher of art in Albany. Arguably her most famous works were the illustrations for Rachel Field's, Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, the story of a doll. The book was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1930 and a new edition was in the stores for Christmas 1999. She gravitated towards (and wrote) books about animals. Again and again she chose or wrote stories about animals and even included them in other types of drawings as design elements. Her sister Gertrude tells of an ever-changing menagerie at the house she shared with her sister. The animals earned their keep - functioning as inspiration and models for both women.


Corners and spine ends rubbed, spine heal bumped. Jacket soiled, corners and spine ends chipped, fold over edges and hinges rubbed, edge wear with chips and small tears with creases, price clipped. A very good copy in a better than good jacket.

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