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Dorothy P. Lathrop

Author, Illustrator

(1891 - 1980)

Dorothy P. Lathrop

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.



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The Adventures of Fleet Foot and her Fawns (1920)

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.

Author(s): Allen Chaffee
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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An Angel in the Woods (1947)

A toy angel’s candle brings the good news of Christmas to the animals of the wood.

Author(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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Animals of the Bible a Picture Book (1937)

Selections from the Bible with illustrations of the animals described.

1938

Author(s): Helen Dean Fish
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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Balloon Moon (1927)

Ninety-nine poems for children.

Author(s): Elise Pumpelly Cabot
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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Bells and Grass (1942)

A collection of poems for children.

1942

Author(s): Walter de la Mare
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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A Book of Unicorns (1978)

A collection of historical writings about unicorns.

Author(s): Welleran Poltarnees
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Michael Hague
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Mercer Mayer
Kay Nielsen
Et al

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Bouncing Betsy (1936)

Betsy lamb’s mother leaves her on her own and she has many adventures.

Author(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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Branches Green (1934)

A collection of nature poems for children.

Author(s): Rachel Field
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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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

Author(s): Margaret J. Baker
Kenneth Grahame
E. Nesbit
James Thurber
Et al
Illustrator(s): Hardie Gramatky
Wanda Gág
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Marie A. Lawson
Robert Lawson
Henry C. Pitz
Ernest H. Shepard
Louis Slobodkin
Lynd Ward
Et al

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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.

Author(s): Robert Browning
Lewis Carroll
Charles E. Carryl
Alfred Noyes
Robert W. Service
Various
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Orton Jones
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Robert Lawson
Et al

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The Colt from Moon Mountain (1941)

Joey and Cynthy befriend the littlest colt they ever saw.

Author(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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Crossings: A Fairy Play (1923)

A rather difficult play for children. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Walter de la Mare
C. Armstrong Gibbs
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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Devonshire Cream (1950)

A collection of thirty-two poems.

Author(s): Agnes Louise Dean
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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The Dog in the Tapestry Garden (1962)

An Italian greyhound jumps into a tapestry to play with a dog she sees there.

Author(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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Dorothy P. Lathrop: A Centenary Celebration (1991)

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.

Author(s): William Clarkin
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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Down-Adown-Derry (1922)

A book of fairy poems. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Walter de la Mare
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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The Dutch Cheese and Other Stories (1931)

A collection of original fairy stories.

Author(s): Walter de la Mare
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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