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James Thurber


(1894 - 1961)

James Thurber

James Grover Thurber (December 8, 1894 – November 2, 1961) was an American author, cartoonist and celebrated wit. Thurber was best known for his cartoons and short stories, published mainly in The New Yorker magazine and collected in his numerous books. One of the most popular humorists of his time, Thurber celebrated the comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people.


13 Clocks (1950)

A wicked Duke imagines he has killed time itself.

Author(s): James Thurber
Illustrator(s): Marc Simont

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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 Great Quillow (1994)

When a giant terrorizes and tyrannizes the village it is up to the toy maker to send him packing.

Author(s): James Thurber
Illustrator(s): Steven Kellogg

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Many Moons (1943)

When the Princess Lenore falls ill of a surfeit of raspberry tarts, the only thing that can cure her is the Moon. But how will her father the King get it for her?


Author(s): James Thurber
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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