This beautifully illustrated children's book is in Good condition for Green boards but is near Fine for interior pages. This is a large book 11 x 8 with pastedown illustration on front with gilt lettering. the spine is titled in black with The Book House for Children as publisher.There are 2 dates on copyright 1925, 1927. There are 191 pages with illustrations on each page. It is one of the Many children's books illustrated by the talented husband and wife team of Maud and Mika Petersham.
Maud Fuller was born August 5, 1890 in Kingston, New York to a family with deep Yankee roots. Her mother was from the Sisson family, generations of Rhode Island Quakers. Her father descended from the physician on the Mayflower. He was a Baptist minister who moved his family several times. The third of four daughters, Maud was graduated from Vassar College in 1912, and later studied at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art. While working at the International Art Service , a graphic design firm in New York City, she met her future husband, Miska Petersham.
Miska was born Petrezselyem Mihaly in Torokszentmiklos, Hungary, on September 20, 1888, the son of a carpenter and blacksmith. Miska studied at the Royal National School for Applied Arts in Budapest. He completed his studies in 1911 and moved first to London and within six months traveled steerage and came to New York through Ellis Island in 1912. He quickly found work at the International Art Service, a graphic arts studio with modernist European style founded by Arthur Wiener.