(1885 - 1954)
Marguerite Kirmse was born in Bournesmouth, England. She emigrated to the United States as an accomplished harpist in order to continue her musical education. But instead she embarked on a highly successful career as an illustrator. She is best known for her drawings of dogs, including those in Lassie, Come-Home by Eric Knight.
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Bob Son of Battle (1898)
Two sheep farmers and their sheepdogs engage in a years-long battle to prove their superiority in handling sheep with the son of one caught between.
Published in the U.K. under the title “Owd Bob: The Grey Dog of Kenmuir.”