Edith Thacher Hurd
(1910 - 1997)
Edith Thacher Hurd was an American writer of children’s books. She published 70 books in her lifetime, fifty of them illustrated by her husband, Clement Hurd. Their son was Thacher Hurd, an artist and author of children’s picture books.
Under the pseudonym of “Juniper Sage,” Edith co-wrote with her friend Margaret Wise Brown.
Edith is shown with her husband and son.
A collection of stories aimed at children of certain ages.
Five Little Firemen (1948)
“The finest fire is the fire that’s out,” sing the five little firemen. Later editions have fewer pages.
The Little Fat Policeman (1950)
A day in the life of a very busy policeman. Later editions have only 28 pages.
What do people do all day?
Seven Little Postmen (1952)
Seven little postmen speed a young boy’s letter to his grandmother.
Two Little Gardeners (1951)
The two little gardeners plant their garden in spring, then weed it and water it and defend it from bugs and critters, ‘til fall.
Two Little Miners (1949)
Two little miners meet far underground. The second edition has all color illustrations.
The Wreck of the Wild Wave (1942)
In 1858, the Wild Wave, clipper, under Captain Josiah N. Knowles, departed San Francisco for New York. Barely a month later, they were wrecked on the reefs about Oeno Island. The captain and seven of the crew sailed to Pitcairn Island seeking help, and found it deserted.