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Hilary Knight

Author, Illustrator

(1926 - )

Hilary Knight

Hilary Knight is an American writer-artist who is the illustrator of more than 50 books and the author of nine books. He is best known as the illustrator of Kay Thompson’s book Eloise (1955) and other books in the Eloise series.



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The Absolutely Essential Eloise (1999)

Six-year-old Eloise lives in the sophisticated Plaza Hotel along with a singing nanny and a cat-looking dog. All day long, Eloise explores the hotel and its inhabitants, filling her days with great adventures. This special edition includes information about the further adventures of Eloise and her creators.

Author(s): Kay Thompson
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Algonquin Cat (1980)

Hamlet the cat has taken up residence in the Algonquin Hotel. When not napping he keeps a careful on on what is going on and lends his assistance when needed.

Author(s): Val Schaffner
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Angels & Berries & Candy Canes (1963)

A wordless Christmas ABC. (With an explanatory poem at the end.)

Author(s): Hilary Knight
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Angie (1971)

A young girl enjoys meeting her neighbors.

Author(s): Janice May Udry
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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The Animal Garden (1965)

Roy and Joy would like a pet, but their parents are allergic - until Abidan Allseed gives them some vegetable pets.

Author(s): Ogden Nash
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Appendix to the I Hate to Cook Book (1966)

A batch of new recipes by one who doesn’t like to cook.

Author(s): Peg Bracken
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Asimov’s Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan (1988)

A fresh and illuminating interpretation of the famous operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan. Includes all of the librettos.

Author(s): W. S. Gilbert
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Beauty and the Beast (1963)

The story of a young woman who sacrifices herself, first for her father, then for her beast.

Author(s): Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Beauty and the Beast (1990)

A young woman sacrifices herself for love of her father, then for love of her beast.

Author(s): Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Beginning with Mrs. McBee (1960)

Mrs. McBee tells Mr. Broadhurst to pay her favor forward, and sure enough it comes back to her.

Author(s): Cecil Maiden
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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The Best Little Monkeys in the World (1987)

Marvin and Mary take care of themselves while Judy babysits the telephone.

Author(s): Natalie Standiford
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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The Book of Wishes and Wishmaking (1971)

A listing of the many occasions on which to wish, like saving the tip of your cherry pie for last and making a wish on it.

Author(s): Duncan Emrich
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Captain Boldheart - The Magic Fishbone: Two Comedies (1964)

Captain Boldheart takes to piracy in despair of Latin grammar. The Princess Alicia for her part, sets matters to rights in her father’s kingdom with the aid of her fairy godmother Grandmarina.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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A Child’s Book of Natural History (1969)

This is a collection of humorous verse about members of the animal kingdom.

Author(s): Margaret Fishback
Oliver Herford
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Christmas Nutshell Library (1963)

Four tiny books in a colorful box.

Author(s): Hilary Knight
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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A Christmas Stocking Story (1963)

The animals’ stockings get mixed up in the wash and Santa has to fill them in the dark, but on Christmas day they manage to sort things out.

Author(s): Hilary Knight
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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A Christmas Stocking Story (2003)

When Santa fills their stockings with gifts that fit, the animals all trade their gifts.

Author(s): Hilary Knight
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Cinderella (1978)

The kitchen maid attends the palace ball with the help of her fairy godmother.

Author(s): Charles Perrault
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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The Circus is Coming (1978)

An artistic tour de force of a book about that quintessential tour de force the Circus.

Author(s): Hilary Knight
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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The Circus is Coming (2007)

An artistic tour de force of a book about that quintessential tour de force which is the Circus.

Author(s): Hilary Knight
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Eloise (1955)

Eloise is six. She lives at the Plaza Hotel in New York City and has a wonderful time.

Author(s): Kay Thompson
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Eloise at Christmastime (1958)

It’s Christmastime at the Plaza Hotel and Eloise is making things merry.

Author(s): Kay Thompson
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Eloise at Christmastime (1999)

It’s Christmastime and Eloise is stirring things up at the Plaza Hotel.

Author(s): Kay Thompson
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Eloise in Moscow (1959)

Eloise visits the capital of Russia and shakes things up.

Author(s): Kay Thompson
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Eloise in Paris (1957)

Eloise invades the city of light.

Author(s): Kay Thompson
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Eloise Takes a Bawth (2002)

Eloise takes a bath and converts the Plaza Hotel ballroom into a fair approximation of Venice.

Author(s): Mart Crowley
Kay Thompson
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Eloise’s Christmas Trinkles (2007)

This shorter book was adapted from Eloise’s adventures at Christmastime.

Author(s): Kay Thompson
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Eloise’s Guide to Life (2000)

A collection of short selections from the Eloise canon.

Author(s): Kay Thompson
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Feldman Fieldmouse: A Fable (1971)

When Lonny falls sick the two mice go to the moon dance alone and unprotected.

Author(s): Nathaniel Benchley
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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A Firefly in a Fir Tree (1963)

A mouse twelve days of Christmas.

Author(s): Hilary Knight
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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A Firefly in a Fir Tree (2004)

The Twelve Days of Christmas for mice. This is the large format edition.

Author(s): Hilary Knight
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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The Golden Picture Dictionary (1976)

A delightful wide-ranging picture book. All the pictures are labelled so you can look them up using the index.

Author(s): Lucille Ogle
Tina Thoburn
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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The Good Mousekeeper (1977)

A cat who likes mice keeps 283 of them in her house.

Author(s): Robert Kraus
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Happy Birthday (1991)

A collection of poems on the topic of birthdays.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Haunted House (1989)

There’s a ghost in it somewhere.

Author(s): Marcia Leonard
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (1957)

A woman with a magic way of curing children’s bad habits tries her hand with a bully, a whisperer, and a slowpoke and formulates cures for a show-off and a crybaby.

Author(s): Betty MacDonald
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Hilary Knight’s ABC (1961)

A mostly animal ABC.

Author(s): Hilary Knight
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Hilary Knight’s Cinderella (2001)

Cinderella goes to the ball and leaves without her glass slipper, but the prince is searching for her to return it.

Author(s): Hilary Knight
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Hilary Knight’s Mother Goose (1962)

Over 100 nursery rhymes.

Author(s): Hilary Knight
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Hilary Knight’s the Owl and the Pussy-Cat (1983)

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat.

Author(s): Edward Lear
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Hilary Knight’s the Owl and the Pussy-Cat (2001)

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat.

Author(s): Douglas Colby
Edward Lear
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Hilary Knight’s The Twelve Days of Christmas (1981)

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me …

Author(s): Hilary Knight
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Hilary Knight’s The Twelve Days of Christmas (2001)

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me …

This new edition is in a slightly larger format and includes new endpapers and sheet music.

Author(s): Hilary Knight
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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The I Hate to Cook Book (1960)

Recipes from a cook who doesn’t like to.

Author(s): Peg Bracken
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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The I Hate to Housekeep Book (1962)

A humorous guide to housekeeping.

Author(s): Peg Bracken
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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I Like it Here (1958)

Garnet Bowen likes it just fine in London, but finds himself with his wife and three small children somehow in Portugal.

Author(s): Sir Kingsley Amis
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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I Try to Behave Myself: Peg Bracken’s Etiquette Book (1964)

A book of manners for Americans in mid twentieth century.

Author(s): Peg Bracken
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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I’m a Monkey (1975)

If all your relatives and even your best friend are monkeys - you must be a monkey too.

Author(s): Robert Kraus
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Instant Etiquette Book (1964)

A mid- twentieth century etiquette book for Americans.

Author(s): Peg Bracken
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Jeremiah Octopus (1962)

Jeremiah goes to look for his mother’s lost oranges.

Author(s): Margaret Stone Zilboorg
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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The Jeremy Mouse Book (1969)

Jeremy Mouse of no fixed address pulls up at the Deep Pond and before he knows it it becomes home.

Author(s): Patricia Scarry
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Matt’s Mitt (1975)

When Matt is born his Uncle William Edgar gives him a baseball mitt, and thereon hangs a tale.

Author(s): Marilyn Sachs
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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The Merry Muse (1959)

Max Arbuthnot becomes mixed up with an unpublished manuscript by Robert Burns.

Author(s): Eric Linklater
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Midnight Cat (1990)

Beth joins her cat in a midnight adventure.

Author(s): Marcia Leonard
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Most of the Time Maxie (1974)

Maxie has a fertile imagination.

Author(s): Adelaide Holl
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (1957)

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is the widow of a pirate who lives in a house built upside down. When worried mothers call her about Jane or Darci’s behavior problems, she always has a solution.

Author(s): Betty MacDonald
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Magic (1957)

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle sometimes comes up with surprising cures for childrens’ problems.

Author(s): Betty MacDonald
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Never Take a Pig to Lunch (1982)

A collection of humorous poems about animals.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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The Night Before Christmas (1963)

T’was the night before Christmas,
When all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even a mouse.

Author(s): Clement C. Moore
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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The Night-Lite Magic Show (1975)

A portfolio of six large color illustrations by Hilary Knight which include a glow-in-the-dark feature.

Author(s): Robert Kraus
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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The Omelette Book (1956)

More than three hundred ways to make good use of broken eggs.

Author(s): Narcissa Chamberlain
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Pettifur (1977)

When Pettifur does himself too well with the sweets and sauces he loses his mouse-catching edge.

Author(s): Jay Williams
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Pumpkin Magic (1990)

Brad and Jenny make a Jack-O-Lantern on Halloween.

Author(s): Marcia Leonard
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Roger: A Most Unusual Rabbit (1958)

Roger is a talented portrait painter who becomes a successful society painter.

Author(s): Dorothea W. Blair
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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The Runaway Toys (1965)

The toys in the shop don’t want to be given to children, but Santa changes their minds.

Author(s): Evelyn Hart
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Screamy Mimi (1987)

Mimi’s screaming is driving her family crazy.

Author(s): Robert Kraus
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Side by Side: Poems to Read Together (1988)

A diverse collection of poems.

Author(s): Lee Bennett Hopkins
Various
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast (1977)

Six stories and poems with a different illustrator for each on the subject of ‘impossible.’

Author(s): Norma Farber
Illustrator(s): And others
Tomie dePaola
Trina Schart Hyman
Hilary Knight

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Speaking of Mrs. McCluskie (1962)

When she is forced into retirement Mrs. McCluskie can’t get anyone to buy her baked goods, until an old broom takes a hand in things.

1962

Author(s): Cecil Maiden
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Sunday Morning (1968)

Two boys get up early on Sunday morning and proceed to make a mess.

Author(s): Judith Viorst
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Sylvia the Sloth (1969)

A topsy-turvy book from a sloth’s point of view.

Author(s): Hilary Knight
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Telephone Time: A First Book of Telephone Do’s and Don’t’s (1986)

A book of helpful hints to children on how to use the telephone.

Author(s): Ellen Weiss
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Ten Tall Soldiers (1991)

The King calls on his ten tall soldiers to protect him - from his own shadow!

Author(s): Nancy Robison
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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That Makes Me Mad! (1976)

Common situations that make everyone mad.

Author(s): Steven Kroll
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Tiger’s Chance (1957)

Rajah takes Jennifer on a magic midnight journey.

Author(s): Jan Henry
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Tortoise and Turtle (1960)

Tortoise and Turtle invite the animals to a party.

Author(s): Evelyn Gendel
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Tortoise and Turtle Abroad (1963)

Tortoise and Turtle take a journey before turning in for the winter.

Author(s): Evelyn Gendel
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Warren Weasel’s Worse than Measles (1980)

Ronald Bear sets out to prove he can solve all the problems of the world, but Warren Weasel has him stumped.

Author(s): Alice Bach
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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When I Have a Little Boy (1988)

When John has a son, he won’t have to take piano lessons.

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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When I Have a Little Girl (1965)

When I have a little girl, all the rules will be different.

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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When I Have a Little Girl; When I Have a Little Boy (2000)

A flip book that is really two books in one. A boy and a girl imagine what it will be like to have children of their own. The original illustrations have been colored for this edition.

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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When I Have a Son (1967)

When John has a son, he won’t have to take piano lessons.

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Where’s Wallace? (1963)

Wallace the orangutan likes to mingle with a crowd. Can you spot him?

Author(s): Hilary Knight
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Where’s Wallace? (2000)

Wallace the orangutan likes to mingle with a crowd. Can you spot him?

This edition has an introduction by Judith Viorst.

Author(s): Hilary Knight
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Witch’s Brew (1990)

Hildy witch is brewing up something special for Halloween.

Author(s): Marcia Leonard
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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The Wonderful World of Aunt Tuddy (1958)

Aunt Tuddy receives as a present a check for $100,000 and decides to spend it at her favorite department store.

Author(s): Jeremy Gury
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Words and Pictures: A Dictionary for Young Children (1985)

Each word is illustrated in this ‘pictionary.’

Author(s): Lucille Ogle
Tina Thoburn
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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