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Jessie Willcox Smith

Author, Illustrator, Editor, Compiler

(1863 - 1935)

Jessie Willcox Smith

Jessie Willcox Smith (September 6, 1863 – May 3, 1935) was a United States illustrator famous for her work in magazines such as Ladies Home Journal and for her illustrations for children’s books.



Bibliography

At the Back of the North Wind (1919)

The son of a poor coachman is swept away by a radiant, maternal spirit with long, flowing hair. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): George MacDonald
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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At the Back of the North Wind (1989)

The son of a poor coachman is swept away by a radiant, maternal spirit with long, flowing hair.

Author(s): George MacDonald
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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Boys and Girls of Bookland (1923)

Pictures to illustrate short synopses of famous children’s books. The illustrations first appeared in Good Housekeeping Magazine.

Author(s): Nora Archibald Smith
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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Boys and Girls of Bookland (1923)

Pictures to illustrate short synopses of famous children’s books. The illustrations first appeared in Good Housekeeping Magazine.

Author(s): Nora Archibald Smith
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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The Children of Dickens (1925)

Short excerpts from Dicken’s novels introducing his child characters.

Author(s): Samuel McChord Crothers
Illustrator(s): Euphame Mallison
Jessie Willcox Smith

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A Child’s Book of Old Verses (1910)

An anthology of verse for children. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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A Child’s Book of Stories (1911)

A large collection of perennial favorite fairy tales, fables and stories. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Penrhyn W. Coussens
Various
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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A Child’s Garden of Verses (1905)

‘In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.’

And sixty-three other well-known poems. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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A Child's Stamp Book of Old Verses (1915)

A poem is on one page and a picture stamp to illustrate it is placed on the opposite page.

Author(s): Et al
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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Dickens’s Children (1912)

This is a thin portfolio with ten illustrations and accompanying text. The illustrations were reused in The Children of Dickens. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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Evangeline (1897)

Longfellow’s poem deals with a French Canadian love story.

Author(s): Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Illustrator(s): Violet Oakley
Jessie Willcox Smith

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Heidi (1922)

This is the well loved story of a little Swiss orphan who goes to live in the mountains with her grandfather, her exile in the big city and her return home. Originally published by David McKay it was added to the Scribner’s Illustrated Classics in 1958. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Johanna Spyri
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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Heidi (1958)

This is the well loved story of a little Swiss orphan who goes to live in the mountains with her grandfather, her exile in the big city and her return home. Originally published by David McKay it was added to the Scribner’s Illustrated Classics in 1958.

Author(s): Johanna Spyri
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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In the Closed Room (1904)

Judith meets another little girl when her parents are house sitting for the summer, and together they explore the closed room on the fourth floor. Read online at Archive.org. Or at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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The Jessie Willcox Smith Mother Goose (1914)

In this, her magnum opus, Jessie Wilcox Smith includes seven hundred and fifty nursery rhymes.

Author(s): Jessie Willcox Smith
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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The Jessie Willcox Smith Mother Goose (1991)

In this, her magnum opus, Jessie Willcox Smith includes seven hundred fifty nursery rhymes.

Author(s): Jessie Willcox Smith
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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The Little Mother Goose (1918)

This is a smaller format version of Jessie Willcox Smith’s magnum opus, containing more than six hundred nursery rhymes. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Jessie Willcox Smith
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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Little Women or Meg, Beth, Jo and Amy (1915)

The story of four girls growing up during the Civil War. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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An Old-Fashioned Girl (1902)

Polly, a simple ‘old-fashioned’ girl from the country visits her wealthy friend Fanny in the big city.

Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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The Princess and the Goblin (1920)

The Princess Irene has been sent to her King-Papa’s hunting lodge to live. One evening when her nurse keeps her out too late, they are rescued by Curdie, a miner’s son. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): George MacDonald
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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The Princess and the Goblin (1986)

The Princess Irene has been sent to her King-Papa’s hunting lodge to live. One evening when her nurse keeps her out too late, they are rescued from the goblins by Curdie, a miner’s son.

Author(s): George MacDonald
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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The Seven Ages of Childhood (1909)

’First the Infant in its Mother’s Arms’ … to the ‘Last Scene of All’ illustrations to verses by Carolyn Wells. First appeared in The Ladies’ Home Journal. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Carolyn Wells
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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The Seven Ages of Childhood (1989)

’First the Infant in its Mother’s Arms’ ... to the ‘Last Scene of All’ illustrations to verses by Carolyn Wells. First appeared in The Ladies’ Home Journal.

Author(s): Carolyn Wells
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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Twas the Night Before Christmas (1912)

Twas the night before Christmas
and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even a mouse.

Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Clement C. Moore
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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A Very Little Child’s Book of Stories (1923)

A collection of new and old stories and poems for very young children. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Ada M. Skinner
Eleanor L. Skinner
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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A Very Little Child’s Book of Stories (1935)

A collection of stories, old and new and poems for very young children. This reprint had several different covers, and was also available in a box.

Author(s): Ada M. Skinner
Eleanor L. Skinner
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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The Water Babies (1916)

Tom the chimney sweep is swept away to the bottom of the sea. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Charles Kingsley
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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The Water Babies (1919)

Tom the chimney sweep is swept away to the bottom of the sea. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Charles Kingsley
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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The Water Babies (1997)

Tom the little chimney sweep is swept away to the bottom of the sea.

Author(s): Charles Kingsley
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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