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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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The Fair of St. James a Fantasia (1932)

While vacationing in France Laura stumbles on the Fair of St. James and meets many unusual personages.

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

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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.

1932
1932

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

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Fierce-Face: The Story of a Tiger (1936)

The story of the growth of a young tiger from cub to independent lord of the jungle.

Author(s): Dhan Gopal Mukerji
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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Flora, Fauna and Fantasy (2006)

Catalog from an exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum in the spring of 2006.

Author(s): Anne Roberts
Et al
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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Follow the Brook (1960)

Two baby raccoons escape from their cage and follow the brook to freedom.

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

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The Forgotten Daughter (1933)

In second century Rome the daughter of a centurion is raised as a slave.

1934

Author(s): Caroline Dale Snedeker
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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Grim: The Story of a Pike (1921)

The life story of a fierce fish. Read online at archive.org.

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

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The Happy Flute (1939)

A Hindu tale of a hermit and the jungle animals.

Author(s): Sant Ram Mandal
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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Hide and Go Seek (1938)

A boy playing hide-and-seek in the woods finds a nest of flying squirrels.

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

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Hitty: Her First Hundred Years (1929)

The adventures of a doll, carved from a piece of mountain ash, brought from Ireland to the state of Maine.

1930

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

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Japanese Prints (1918)

A collection of poems modelled on Japanese forms. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): John Gould Fletcher
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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The Jig of Forslin: A Symphony (1916)

A book of poetry.  The dust jacket is by Lathrop.

Author(s): Conrad Potter Aiken
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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Just So Stories (1930)

A collection of animal fables with a dust jacket by Dorothy P. Lathrop.

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

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Kaleidoscope (1929)

A collection of stories which includes a robinsonnade. Dust jacket is by Dorothy P. Lathrop.

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

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Let Them Live (1951)

Discusses the effect of development on wildlife habitat.

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

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The Light Princess (1926)

A collection of fairy tales including the story of a princess who loses her gravity.

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

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A Little Boy Lost (1920)

A small boy wanders off into the jungle and has many adventures. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): William Henry Hudson
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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The Little Mermaid (1939)

The story of a mermaid who wins the love of a mortal man.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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The Little White Goat (1933)

Two small children befriend a fairy goat who introduces them to the animals of the forest.

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

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The Littlest Mouse (1955)

A tiny mouse undergoes many adventures.

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

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The Long Bright Land: Fairy Tales from the Southern Seas (1929)

A collection of fairy tales from the Maori peoples of the Pacific islands.

Author(s): Edith Annie Howes
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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The Lost Merry-Go-Round (1934)

Two children explore a wood and discover a merry-go-round. The animals take them on exciting journeys.

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

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Made-To-Order Stories (1925)

A dozen stories which originally appeared in St. Nicholas magazine.

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

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Mopsa the Fairy (1927)

Jack crawls into a fairy’s nest and is soon off on a fantastic journey.

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

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Mr. Bumps and His Monkey (1942)

First mate Bumps brings a remarkable monkey named Jasper home to England.

1942

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

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Presents for Lupe (1940)

The story of a red squirrel from South America and her North American friends.

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

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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.

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

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Puffy and the Seven Leaf Clover (1954)

A Pekingese puppy makes an exciting discovery.

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

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Puppies for Keeps (1943)

A picture book about the adventures of four Pekingese puppies.

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

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Realms of Gold in Children’s Books (1929)

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.

Author(s): Bertha E. Mahony
Elinor Whitney
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop
Arthur Rackham
Et al

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Silverhorn: The Hilda Conkling Book for Other Children (1924)

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.

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

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The Skittle-Skattle Monkey (1945)

Jasmine the monkey gets into mischief as soon as the family walks out the door.

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

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The Snail Who Ran (1934)

A fairy grants wishes to a snail, a mouse and an elf.

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

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The Snow Image (1930)

Peony and Violet build a snow girl who comes to life and plays with them.

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

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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.

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

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Story Parade (1938)

A collection of stories and poems from Story Parade magazine.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Ruth Sawyer
Et al
Illustrator(s): Richard Bennett
Vera Bock
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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Story Parade Gold Book (1941)

A collection of stories and poems from Story Parade Magazine.

1941

Author(s): Caroline Emerson
Ruth Sawyer
Et al
Illustrator(s): Richard Bennett
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Lois Lenski
Robert McCloskey
Et al

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Tales from the Enchanted Isles (1926)

A collection of fairy tales.

Author(s): Ethel May Gate
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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The Three Black Pennies (1917)

A novel about three generations of a family of iron founders. Dust jacket attributed to Dorothy P. Lathrop.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Who Goes There? (1935)

Two children invite the animals of the forest to a picnic, then observe their tracks in the snow.

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

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