Day In And Day Out Alice And Jerry Books
Margaret and Florence Hoopes
- Year: 1941
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Subject: Children
- Dimensions: Width: 23.00cm Height: 25.50cm Depth: 1.00cm
The purpose of this book is to provide an easy and profitable silent reading that the child can do by himself. Illustrations by Margaret and Florence Hoopes. The sisters Margaret and Florence Hoopes built a career on the Alice & Jerry readers. The readers were written by Mabel O'Donnell, a teacher in East Aurora, Illinois, who later joined Row Peterson (Evanston, IL) as an editor in 1946. The books were issued in sets and ran from kindergarten through 6th grade. Margaret and Florence worked up watercolours for each book. The watercolours range in approach from well-mannered neutral washes over-controlled drawings to a more gestural approach with patchy brushwork in surprisingly saturated colour. In spots, they become nearly abstract. Fair condition. Frayed spine with some rubbings and tear. Slightly torn cover. Frontpage is reinforced with the tape. Pages are slightly stained. Discolouration on the margins. Published by Row, Peterson and Company, 1941. 106 pages.