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Edith Thacher Hurd

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(1910 - 1997)

Edith Thacher Hurd

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.



Bibliography

Another Here and Now Story Book (1937)

A collection of stories aimed at children of certain ages.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Edith Thacher Hurd
Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Et al
Illustrator(s): Rosalie Slocum

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Five Little Firemen (1948)

“The finest fire is the fire that’s out,” sing the five little firemen. Later editions have fewer pages.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Edith Thacher Hurd
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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The Little Fat Policeman (1950)

A day in the life of a very busy policeman. Later editions have only 28 pages.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Edith Thacher Hurd
Illustrator(s): Alice Provensen
Martin Provensen

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Seven Little Postmen (1952)

Seven little postmen speed a young boy’s letter to his grandmother.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Edith Thacher Hurd
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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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.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Edith Thacher Hurd
Illustrator(s): Gertrude Elliott

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Two Little Miners (1949)

Two little miners meet far underground. The second edition has all color illustrations.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Edith Thacher Hurd
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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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.

Author(s): Edith Thacher Hurd
Illustrator(s): Frederick T. Chapman

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