This book is for sale on my Etsy site. It is titled “Young Years Library, Best Loved Stories and Poems” Book 4, edited by Augusta Baker, Children’s Coordinator at the NYC Public Library, 1965. I found an article about Augusta Baker by Barbara Bader in The Horn Book Magazine.
Bader writes, “In the children’s library world and beyond, Augusta Baker was known for two big things — transforming the image of blacks in children’s books and enlarging the reach of storytelling.” She also tells of the encounter with the poet Audre Lorde, who at 4 years old met Baker and credits her with instilling the love of literature and reading.
So you can see for yourself, in this delightful compilation, with sharp illustrations, and classic stories. The inside is in great condition, the edges of the cover are a bit beaten up, see the pictures at my listing.
I have some wonderful pictures of cats from the the Elf Book “Snuggles: A Real Live Animals Book”, published by Rand McNally, 1958.
I am going to make a journal from the part of the cover I can salvage, it is pretty chewed up, and these pictures look like they might have had some moisture damage at some point, though they do not smell and the colors are bright.
I decided to try to do the S-Hinge, so you can see the edges of the paper, to reference that it is from a book, but worthy of framing and hanging up. This is what I came up with today. I am mulling it over.
This is really a cute picture. We are not going to think that the cats might be uncomfortable positioned like this.For sale soon on my Etsy site, GotchaChaCha.
Horse Litho, framed
Journal made from old book:
Gotcha Cha Cha @ Etsy
I found this pretty picture of a horse, but the matting was bad, so I opened it up and found a surprise. Artist’s name and date, and D.A.C.N.Y. in the left bottom corner. It is a litho by Jeanne Mellin, 1949
Now, is it worth thousands of dollars? The answer is, sadly, no. I still like it though.
Jeanne Mellin is an illustrator of horses and here is her website http://artofjeannemellin.com/Home_Page.php
Look for it for sale at my Etsy site soon!
Super Sonic Sale starts today thru – when I decide to end it.
20% off everything in store, which would make everything $20 instead of $25
Go To: Gotcha Cha Cha on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/GotchaChaCha?ref=pr_shop_more
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