(1893 - 1946)
Wanda Hazel Gág was an American artist, author, translator and illustrator.
She is most noted for writing and illustrating the children’s book Millions of Cats, which won a Newbery Honor Award and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. It is the oldest American picture book still in print.
The ABC Bunny also received a Newbery Honor Award.
In 1940 a book of edited excerpts from her diaries covering the years 1908 to 1917 was published as Growing Pains; it received wide acclaim.
Howard Simon explores methods, techniques, and examples of the great illustrators from the dawn of printing to the twentieth century.
The ABC Bunny (1933)
The rhythmic and rhyming text tells the story of Bunny, driven from Bunnyland to Elsewhere after an unfortunate accident with an apple. Every letter in the alphabet is represented in Bunny’s journey. The illustrations are original lithographs drawn by Wanda Gág.
Batiking at Home (1930)
A handbook for beginners prepared especially for the Woman's Home Companion.
The Children’s Hour Volume 1 (1953)
A large collection of classic picture books.
William Pène du Bois
A. A. Milne
H. A. Rey
Elizabeth Orton Jones
Ernest H. Shepard
Nora S. Unwin
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.
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Marie A. Lawson
Henry C. Pitz
Ernest H. Shepard
This collection includes nursery rhymes, folk tales, favorite poems and nearly two dozen pictures books in somewhat condensed form.
Claire Huchet Bishop
Margaret Wise Brown
The Day of Doom (1929)
A religious poem that became a best-selling classic in Puritan New England for a century after it was published in 1662.It describes the Day of Judgment, on which a vengeful God judges and sentences all people.
The Earth Gnome (1985)
The king promises the hand of a princess to the hero who rescues the missing maidens.
The Funny Thing (1929)
Bobo lives in a cozy, well-appointed cave and spends all his time cooking customized, delicious-sounding meals for the local animals. Then one day, a dragonlike entity appears and requests a meal made of doll heads.
Fritzl works hard in the fields every day. Liesi works hard all day, too. But when Fritzl complains about how hard he works and how easy Liesi has it, they trade places. The outcome is hilarious.
Growing Pains (1940)
Wanda Gág rose from poverty in small-town Minnesota to international fame in the 1920s as the author of the children’s classic Millions of Cats. Her early diaries are the touching, often humorous record of her youth and her struggles to develop her talent.
John Martin’s Book Magazine (1927)
John Martin’s Book was a children’s magazine aimed at five- to eight-year-olds. Martin Gardner wrote that it was the “most entertaining magazine” aimed at this age group published in the U.S.
Jorinda and Joringel (1978)
When a witch changes Jorinda into a nightingale, her sweetheart Joringel discovers through a dream how to save her.
Millions of Cats (1928)
An elderly couple realize they are very lonely. The wife wants a cat, so her husband sets off in search of one. Each seems lovely, so he walks back home with millions of cats following him.
More Tales from Grimm (1947)
Thirty-two more tales from the brothers Grimm, including ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ ‘Six Swans,’ and ‘The Shoemaker and the Elves.”
Mostly Magic (1958)
A collection of traditional fairy tales, fables and nursery rhymes for younger children.
Nothing At All (1941)
When his two visible brothers are chosen as pets by a two children, their invisible brother realizes he must get to work and make himself visible so he too can become a pet.
Snippy and Snappy (1931)
This is the story of the adventures of two field mice.
The classic tale of Snow White.