"Nursery Friends From France" was translated by Olive Beaupre Miller and illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham. This vintage book was published by The Book House For Children and was copyrighted in 1927. This is part of the Bookhouse Collection that was aimed at giving children a set of books to read from the cradle through their school years. "Nursery Friends From France" was part of a country series that accompanied the book collection.
This lovely piece of childrens' literature features "chanson" (French songs) collected from all over France and have been beloved by generations of French children. Stories include a kaleidoscope of French life -- from shepherds and shepherdesses to lawyers, millers, carpeneters, blacksmiths, duchesses and beggars. The stories are gloriously illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham who have a delightful style that made them one of the most beloved illustrators of their time.
This vintage book is in good/fair condition. It has blue cloth covers with a paste-down illustration and gilded title. The end-papers have been torn (see photo 5) and there is soiling on the front cover. The inside pages are clean and minimally yellowed and the binding is tight.
A lovely vintage book to share with the children in your life or bring back memories of your own childhood.
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