Old children’s books hold such fascination for me. Mostly it is the illustrations, so pure in their execution, so honest in their depictions. I wonder about the artists. This one caught my eye so I snagged it from a pile to be sold at an estate sale. What a little treasure.
The War of the Wooden Soldiers by F.M.H. (not sure what that means)
Illustrated by M.L. and W.C. Wheeler
I like to research the illustrators, but was unable to find much on these two other than they have illustrated another book called The House that Jack Built.
I own a copy of War of the Wooden Soldiers, had it all my life. I don’t know what happened to the front cover. I remember the mouse character was unsettling to me. Some other little boy long before me owned it (I was born in 1953), and now that I’m old I am interested in the inscription: “Jack Pirkle, age 7, at Indianapolis, Sept. 9, –35, visiting Ted.” If jack survives, he would be 87 now.
That’s interesting. This book came from the Indianapolis area too.
This copy comes from the Indianapolis area too. That’s a neat inscription.
Sorry for the double post. Didn’t see that the first one stuck.