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Arthur Mason

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(1876 - 1955)

Arthur Mason

Arthur Mason was a children’s book author born in Strangford, Ireland. He did not begin to write until the age of 44. First he was a sailor, gaining first command by the age of 25. He became a citizen of the United States in 1899. He mined for gold in Australia, Alaska, and the western United States, and was a marine superintendent during World War I.

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From the Horn of the Moon (1931)

In this second book about the adventures of the Wee Men, we learn about the Moving of the Bog, Willie the Wagger and the Fishing Clan, and the Pigs in the Castle. Robert Lawson drew the pictures.

Author(s): Arthur Mason
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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From the Horn of the Moon (1937)

In this second book about the adventures of the Wee Men, we learn about the Moving of the Bog, Willie the Wagger and the Fishing Clan, and the Pigs in the Castle. Robert Lawson drew the pictures.

Author(s): Arthur Mason
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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Moving of the Bog (1931)

This chapter from From the Horn of the Moon was published in St. Nicholas magazine, Volume LVIII, Number 9, July 1931, page 644. The pictures by Robert Lawson are printed at much larger scale than in the book.

Author(s): Arthur Mason
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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Pigs in the Castle (1931)

This short story, published in The Golden Book Magazine for July 1931, pages 73-80, is illustrated with some of Robert Lawson's etchings, including "New Milk," "A Wailing by the Shore," "The Cluricaun," and "The Leprechaun."

Author(s): Arthur Mason
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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The Roving Lobster (1931)

Unhappy with his life at the bottom of the sea, the Lobster decides to try his luck on the land. He meets many interesting creatures in his travels and in the end decides to return to his home. In this, the second collaboration with Arthur Mason, Robert Lawson again supplies the pictures.

Author(s): Arthur Mason
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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The Wee Men of Ballywooden (1930)

Arthur Mason was an Irish sailor and gold prospector. He learned about the Wee Men from his mother when he was a boy growing up in Ireland. In this first book he tells of the Night of the Big Wind and how the Wee Men recovered their bagpipes from the rascally jackdaw. This was Robert Lawson’s second published book which first brought his detailed and fantastic black and white illustrations to a wide audience.

Author(s): Arthur Mason
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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The Wee Men of Ballywooden (1937)

Arthur Mason was an Irish sailor and gold prospector. He learned about the Wee Men from his mother when he was a boy growing up in Ireland. In this first book he tells of the Night of the Big Wind and how the Wee Men recovered their bagpipes from the rascally jackdaw. This was Robert Lawson’s second published book which first brought his detailed and fantastic black and white illustrations to a wide audience.

Author(s): Arthur Mason
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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The Wee Men of Ballywooden (1952)

Arthur Mason was an Irish sailor and gold prospector. He learned about the Wee Men from his mother when he was a boy growing up in Ireland. In this first book he tells of the Night of the Big Wind and how the Wee Men recovered their bagpipes from the rascally jackdaw. This was Robert Lawson’s second published book which first brought his detailed and fantastic black and white illustrations to a wide audience.

Author(s): Arthur Mason
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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