Dorothy P. Lathrop
(1891 - 1980)
Dorothy Pulis Lathrop was an American writer and illustrator of children’s books. Lathrop was born in Albany, New York. During her lifetime of achievements, her notable prominence in the publishing world of children’s literature includes the combined skills, mastery, and talents Lathrop displayed within the pages and color plates of the more than 38 books published with her illustrations. The prolific popularity of her talent was one of a steady production, primarily between the years of 1919 to 1962. In the 1930s, Lathrop published 9 children’s books.
Despite its cover some editions of this volume include both Mammy Cottontail Uses Her Wits and The Adventures of Fleet Foot and her Fawns, a nature book about deer. Read online at archive.org.
An Angel in the Woods (1947)
A toy angel’s candle brings the good news of Christmas to the animals of the wood.
Selections from the Bible with illustrations of the animals described.
Balloon Moon (1927)
Ninety-nine poems for children.
Bells and Grass (1942)
A collection of poems for children.
A Book of Unicorns (1978)
A collection of historical writings about unicorns.
Bouncing Betsy (1936)
Betsy lamb’s mother leaves her on her own and she has many adventures.
Branches Green (1934)
A collection of nature poems for children.
A collection of historical fiction.
An anthology of animal stories.
The Children’s Hour Volume 2 (1953)
An anthology of fairy tales, old and new. The illustrations by Robert Lawson had previously appeared in Just for Fun.
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Marie A. Lawson
Henry C. Pitz
Ernest H. Shepard
The Children’s Hour Volume 5 (1953)
A copious collection of poetry. Includes Robert Lawson's illustrations to three poems of Jonathan Bing. The image on page 247 of Jonathan with a wheelbarrow does not appear in Just for Fun.
Through the year in poetry, prose, history and fiction centered on the holidays of America.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Maud Hart Lovelace
Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
Ruth Chrisman Gannett
Dorothy P. Lathrop
The Colt from Moon Mountain (1941)
Joey and Cynthy befriend the littlest colt they ever saw.
Crossings: A Fairy Play (1923)
A rather difficult play for children. Read online at archive.org.
Devonshire Cream (1950)
A collection of thirty-two poems.
An Italian greyhound jumps into a tapestry to play with a dog she sees there.
The catalog for an exhibition of work by Dorothy P. Lathrop at the University of Albany, in October of 1991. It includes a catalog raisonne of her work.
A book of fairy poems. Read online at archive.org.
A collection of original fairy stories.
While vacationing in France Laura stumbles on the Fair of St. James and meets many unusual personages.
The Fairy Circus (1931)
Inspired by a human circus that performs in their meadow, the fairies put on a circus of their own for the woodland creatures.
The story of the growth of a young tiger from cub to independent lord of the jungle.
Flora, Fauna and Fantasy (2006)
Catalog from an exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum in the spring of 2006.
Follow the Brook (1960)
Two baby raccoons escape from their cage and follow the brook to freedom.
The Forgotten Daughter (1933)
In second century Rome the daughter of a centurion is raised as a slave.
Twenty-six Buddhist parables. Read online at Hathitrust.
Grim: The Story of a Pike (1921)
The life story of a fierce fish. Read online at archive.org.
The Happy Flute (1939)
A Hindu tale of a hermit and the jungle animals.
Hide and Go Seek (1938)
A boy playing hide-and-seek in the woods finds a nest of flying squirrels.
The adventures of a doll, carved from a piece of mountain ash, brought from Ireland to the state of Maine.
Japanese Prints (1918)
A collection of poems modelled on Japanese forms. Read online at archive.org.
A book of poetry. The dust jacket is by Lathrop.
Just So Stories (1930)
A collection of animal fables with a dust jacket by Dorothy P. Lathrop.
A collection of stories which includes a robinsonnade. Dust jacket is by Dorothy P. Lathrop.
Let Them Live (1951)
Discusses the effect of development on wildlife habitat.
The Light Princess (1926)
A collection of fairy tales including the story of a princess who loses her gravity.
A Little Boy Lost (1920)
A small boy wanders off into the jungle and has many adventures. Read online at archive.org.
The Little Mermaid (1939)
The story of a mermaid who wins the love of a mortal man.
The Little White Goat (1933)
Two small children befriend a fairy goat who introduces them to the animals of the forest.
The Littlest Mouse (1955)
A tiny mouse undergoes many adventures.
A collection of fairy tales from the Maori peoples of the Pacific islands.
The Lost Merry-Go-Round (1934)
Two children explore a wood and discover a merry-go-round. The animals take them on exciting journeys.
Made-To-Order Stories (1925)
A dozen stories which originally appeared in St. Nicholas magazine.
Mopsa the Fairy (1927)
Jack crawls into a fairy’s nest and is soon off on a fantastic journey.
Mr. Bumps and His Monkey (1942)
First mate Bumps brings a remarkable monkey named Jasper home to England.
Presents for Lupe (1940)
The story of a red squirrel from South America and her North American friends.
The Princess and Curdie (1927)
In this sequel to The Princess and the Goblin, Curdie and his beasts restore Irene’s King-Papa to his throne.
A Pekingese puppy makes an exciting discovery.
Puppies for Keeps (1943)
A picture book about the adventures of four Pekingese puppies.
A comprehensive guide to children’s literature as of 1929. Every author and illustrator of note is included. The dust jacket is by Dorothy P. Lathrop.
A collection of poems from the author’s Poems of a Little Girl and Shoes of the Wind.All of the poems were written before her eleventh birthday.
The Skittle-Skattle Monkey (1945)
Jasmine the monkey gets into mischief as soon as the family walks out the door.
The Snail Who Ran (1934)
A fairy grants wishes to a snail, a mouse and an elf.
The Snow Image (1930)
Peony and Violet build a snow girl who comes to life and plays with them.
Stars To-Night (1930)
A collection of poems for children. Some were previously published in Scribner’s Magazine, The Yale Review, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Poetry.
Story Parade (1938)
A collection of stories and poems from Story Parade magazine.
Story Parade Gold Book (1941)
A collection of stories and poems from Story Parade Magazine.
An anthology of poems
A collection of fairy tales.
The Three Black Pennies (1917)
A novel about three generations of a family of iron founders. Dust jacket attributed to Dorothy P. Lathrop.
The Three Mulla-Mulgars (1919)
Thumb, Thimble and Nod set out to find their royal father and the earthly paradise of Tishnar. Read online at archive.org.
Treasure of Carcassonne (1928)
The story of Cassagnol’s search for the treasure hidden in the bottom of the great well in the town of Carcassone by the Visigoths and fairies.
Who Goes There? (1935)
Two children invite the animals of the forest to a picnic, then observe their tracks in the snow.
Wonderful Things Happen (1958)
An anthology of adventure stories and poems for younger children.