They Tumbled In Like This!

Illustration: The animals of Zoo-land Animal Antics By Louis Wain Illustration by Matthews. S. W. Partridge & Co: London. Ca 1900-1910.

. . . But their heavy weights upon the ice, it grieves me to relate,

Were more than it could bear, and so they tumbled in like this!

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Animal Antics

By Louis Wain

Illustration by Matthews.

S. W. Partridge & Co: London. Ca 1900-1910.

Trouble Ahead!

Illustration:  The Queen and Elise.  The Witch Makes Ready the Magic Drink.  From the story "The Wild Swans."  Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.  By William Woodburn.  Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.  W. & R. Chambers, Limited: London & Edinburgh. 1917.

The Queen and Elise.

The Witch Makes Ready the Magic Drink.

From the story “The Wild Swans.”

Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.

By William Woodburn.

Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.

W. & R. Chambers, Limited: London & Edinburgh. 1917.

Cinderella!

Illustration:  Cinderella.  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

“Now fetch the mouse-trap from the shelf – there are six mice inside;”

She changed them to six prancing steeds, all harnessed side by side.

“Now fetch the rat-trap,” and there was therein a large black rat,

So he was made a coachman, with silk stockings and cocked hat.

Six lizards happening to be there, all ready to the hand,

Were changed to powdered footmen, staff and bouquet all so grand.

“Now, Cinderella, here’s your coach to take you to the ball.”

“Not as I am,” she cried; “like this I cannot go at all.”

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Cinderella.

The Three Bears’ Picture Book.

Illustrated by Walter Crane.

George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

Winter Play!

Illustration:  Winter Sports.  A Year With the Fairies.  Written by Anna M. Scott.  Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.  P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

Winter Sports

The children’s coats are downy white,

And ruddy winter berries bright

Are tam-o’-shanters warm and red

Upon each little golden head.

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On sleds of holly leaves they coast,

Of silver skates they proudly boast

And snowball fights with tiny forts –

These are their jolly winter sports.

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A Year With the Fairies.

Written by Anna M. Scott.

Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.

P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

Queer!

Illustration:  “Quixote Quicksight.”  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

“Quixote Quicksight.”

Quixote Quicksight, quiz’d a queerish quidbox,

A queerish quidbox Quixote Quicksight quizzed;

If Quixote Quicksight quiz’d a queerish quidbox,

Where’s the queerish quidbox Quixote Quicksight quiz’d?


Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

Toby Was A Sad Dog!

Illustration:  Toby, Mr. Punch’s Dog.  Our Dear Dogs.  Father Tuck’s Happy Hour Series.  Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd.: London-Paris-Berlin-New York-Montreal. Printed in the Fine Art Works in Saxony.  Publishers to Their Majesties The King & Queen, & Her Majesty Queen Alexandra. Ca 1910.

Toby, Mr. Punch’s Dog.

This also is not one of our dogs. He belongs to a Punch and Judy man, but we made his acquaintance last summer at the seaside. Pat and he became very friendly, so we saw more of Toby than we should have done otherwise.

Toby was a sad dog. He always looked unhappy, which was rather against him in his profession, for it was his business to amuse people. At the same time he worked hard, and bit Mr. Punch’s nose at the right moment, and after that he collected money in a little tin which he held in his mouth, and he never forgot to wag his tail by way of saying “thank you.”

He was still more sad when we were leaving, but we hope to see him next summer, so as to cheer him up a little. Needless to say, we never hear from him; after all, he is not the same class as our dogs.

Our Dear Dogs.

Father Tuck’s Happy Hour Series.

Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd.: London-Paris-Berlin-New York-Montreal. Printed in the Fine Art Works in Saxony.

Publishers to Their Majesties The King & Queen, & Her Majesty Queen Alexandra. Ca 1910.

Disappointment?

Illustration:  The Bicycle Davie Did Not Get.   Poor Davie! He cried himself to sleep thinking of the loss his fault had caused him. But the disappointment did him good.      Tom Thumb and Other Stories.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1904.

The Bicycle Davie Did Not Get.

 Poor Davie! He cried himself to sleep thinking of the loss his fault had caused him. But the disappointment did him good.

Tom Thumb and Other Stories.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1904.

 

 

 

Santa And The Fairies!

Illustration:  St. Nicholas and His Aeroplane.  A Year With the Fairies.  Written by Anna M. Scott.  Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.  P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

St. Nicholas and His Aeroplane

 When you have hung your stocking up and crawled into your bed,

St. Nicholas with his fairy crew is sailing overhead,

And on the roofs of children’s homes he pauses in his flight,

While down the chimney goes the crew with gifts for your delight.

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The Brownies made this aeroplane to carry dear St. Nick,

And now there’s time for every child because he goes so quick.

His reindeer, sleek and fat, stay home and munch their hay and corn,

Delighted that they trot no more from Christmas Eve till morn.

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A Year With the Fairies.

Written by Anna M. Scott.

Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.

P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

Oh, What A Good Boy Am I.

Illustration:  Little Jack Horner.  Mother Goose - Volland Popular Edition.  Edited by Eulalie Osgood Grover.  Illustrated by Frederick Richardson.  Published by P. F. Volland Company: New York, Chicago & Toronto. 1921.

Little Jack Horner.

Mother Goose – Volland Popular Edition.

Edited by Eulalie Osgood Grover.

Illustrated by Frederick Richardson.

Published by P. F. Volland Company: New York, Chicago & Toronto. 1921.

Winter Begins!

Illustration:  Lady Winter.  A Year With the Fairies.  Written by Anna M. Scott.  Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.  P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

Lady Winter

Lady Winter clothed in ermine

On the North Wind gallops in,

Over crystal bridges bright,

Over carpets snowy white.

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See the North Wind snorting, prancing,

Scare the leaves that, romping, dancing,

Cease their merriment and play

And hurrying, scurrying, run away.

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A Year With the Fairies.

Written by Anna M. Scott.

Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.

P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

Bring Me His Eyes Or Yours!

Illustration:  “Think of your own shoe.”  From the story "The Traveling Companions."  Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.  By William Woodburn.  Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.  W. & R. Chambers, Limited: London & Edinburgh. 1917.

“Think of your own shoe.”

After the dancing had gone on for some time, the princess told the wizard that another young man had come to seek her hand, and asked what she should think of next morning when he came up to the palace to guess her thoughts.

“Listen! I will tell you,” replied the wizard. “Choose something very easy and simple, and he will be less likely to think of it. Think of your own shoe; he will never guess that. Then you can have his head cut off. But, mind! don’t forget to bring me his eyes to-morrow night. I will have either them or your own. Remember our bargain!”

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From the story “The Traveling Companions.”

Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.

By William Woodburn.

Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.

W. & R. Chambers, Limited: London & Edinburgh. 1917.

Walking With Friends!

Illustration:  We Talked Pleasantly.  PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair  Written by S. H. Hamer.  Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.  Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

We Talked Pleasantly.

PETER PIPER’S PEEP SHOW or All the Fun of the Fair

Written by S. H. Hamer.

Illustrations by Lewis Baumer and Harry B. Neilson.

Cassell And Company, Ltd.: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. 1906.

Santa’s Giant Helper? Helpers?

Illustration:  Jack the Giant Killer.  Once Upon a Time.  Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.  Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.  Rand McNally & Company: Chicago & New York. 1921.

The Giant.

From the story “Jack The Giant Killer.”

Once Upon a Time.

Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.

Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.

Rand McNally & Company: Chicago & New York. 1921.

Shave A Pig!

Illustration:  “Barber, Barber, Shave a Pig.”  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

“Barber, Barber, Shave a Pig.”

Barber, barber, shave a pig;

How many hairs will make a wig?

“Four and twenty, that’s enough,”

Give the poor barber a pinch of snuff.

“Sneeze on Monday.”

Sneeze on Monday, sneeze for danger;

Sneeze on Tuesday, kiss a stranger;

Sneeze on Wednesday, receive a letter;

Sneeze on Thursday, something better;

Sneeze on Friday, expect sorrow;

Sneeze on Saturday, joy to-morrow.

Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

My Dog Spinning All Dressed Up!

Illustration:  She went to the sempstress  To buy him some linen,  But when she came back,  The Dog was a-spinning.  Mother Hubbard  Illustrations by Walter Crane  John Lane & The Bodley Head: London & New York. Ca 1910.

She went to the sempstress

To buy him some linen,

But when she came back,

The Dog was a-spinning.

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She went to the hosier’s

To buy him some hose,

But when she came back,

He was drest in his clothes.

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She went to the sempstress

To buy him some linen,

But when she came back,

The Dog was a-spinning.

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Mother Hubbard

Illustrations by Walter Crane

John Lane & The Bodley Head: London & New York. Ca 1910.

Jack Frost’s Artwork!

Illustration:  Jack Frost.  A Year With the Fairies.  Written by Anna M. Scott.  Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.  P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

Jack Frost

 Elfin pictures on the pane

Mean Jack Frost has come again;

Lace and ferns and vines and flowers,

Snow-capped peaks and fairy bowers.

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Castles gleaming opalescent,

Rivers flowing iridescent;

Jewels set in filigree,

All in crystal fantasy.

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A Year With the Fairies.

Written by Anna M. Scott.

Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.

P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

Sweep The Cobwebs Off The Sky!

Illustration:  There was an old woman tossed up in a basket.  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

There was an old woman tossed up in a basket,

Ninety times as high as the moon;

And where she was going, I couldn’t but ask her,

For in her hand she carried a broom.

“Old woman, old woman, old woman,” quoth I,

“Whither, O whither, O whither so high?”

“To sweep the cobwebs off the sky!”

“Shall I go with you? “Aye, by-and-by.”

Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

Painting With My Dog!

Illustration:  Our Dear Dogs Artwork Back Cover]  Our Dear Dogs.  Father Tuck’s Happy Hour Series.  Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd.: London-Paris-Berlin-New York-Montreal. Printed in the Fine Art Works in Saxony.  Publishers to Their Majesties The King & Queen, & Her Majesty Queen Alexandra. Ca 1910.

[Our Dear Dogs, Artwork On Back Cover]

Our Dear Dogs.

Father Tuck’s Happy Hour Series.

Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd.: London-Paris-Berlin-New York-Montreal. Printed in the Fine Art Works in Saxony.

Publishers to Their Majesties The King & Queen, & Her Majesty Queen Alexandra. Ca 1910.

Big Trouble With A Beehive!

Illustration:  WHAT WAS THE MATTER? HAD HE STUCK HIS NOSE INTO A PIN-CUSHION?  Billy Whiskers, Jr. and His Chums.  By Frances Trego Montgomery.  Illustrated by Hugo von Hofsten.  The Saalfield, Publishing Company: Chicago, Akron, Ohio & New York. 1907.

WHAT WAS THE MATTER? HAD HE STUCK HIS NOSE INTO A PIN-CUSHION?

Billy Whiskers, Jr. and His Chums.

By Frances Trego Montgomery.

Illustrated by Hugo von Hofsten.

The Saalfield, Publishing Company: Chicago, Akron, Ohio & New York. 1907.

My Tiny Son!

Illustration:  THUMBLING AS JOURNEYMAN.  Grimm’s Fairy Tales.  Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.  Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.  Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

THUMBLING AS JOURNEYMAN

A certain tailor had a son, who happened to be small, and no bigger than a Thumb, and on this account he was always called Thumbling. He had, however, some courage in him, and said to his father, “Father, I must and will go out into the world.” “That’s right, my son,” said the old man, and took a long darning-needle and made a knob of sealing-wax on it at the candle, “and there is a sword for thee to take with thee on the way.”

Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.

Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.

Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

Jolly Little Fairy Folk!

Illustration:  “HE SAW SOMETHING VERY DROLL WAS GOING ON.”  From the story “Nellie Ogg And Her Goats.”  Prattles For Our Boys and Girls.  Hurst & Co.: New York. 1912.

“HE SAW SOMETHING VERY DROLL WAS GOING ON.”

“And as he looked, the little black holes turned into bright black eyes; the bits of stems were changed to legs and arms and feet and sprawling little bodies, that rolled and twisted, and skipped and jumped, and twinkled and whirled in endless reels and jigs; in short, he saw a whole village of jolly little fairy folk at their revels.

From the story “Nellie Ogg And Her Goats.”

Prattles For Our Boys and Girls.

Hurst & Co.: New York. 1912.