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(November 1953)

Gilberton, 1953 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Famous Authors, Ltd.
Brand:
Classics Illustrated Junior
Editing:
Meyer A. Kaplan (Managing Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden and Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Ugly Duckling (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dik Browne ? (painting)
Inks:
Dik Browne ? (painting)
Colors:
Dik Browne ? (painting)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Ugly Duckling; Mother Duck
Synopsis:
Full-page, front cover illustration depicts the Ugly Duckling and the Mother Duck with her ducklings.
Reprints:

[Forthcoming Title] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Coming Next Month / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Dot-to-Dot Puzzle] (Table of Contents)

What Is This? / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (puzzle directions)
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
Half-page, vertically-oriented, inside front cover dot-to-dot puzzle positioned on the right side of the page.

The Ugly Duckling (Table of Contents)

comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Hans Christian Andersen (original author)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Ugly Duckling; Mother Duck; Hen; Cat; Old Woman; Barnyard Fowl; Farmer; Two Children; Wild Ducks; Swans
Synopsis:
The Ugly Duckling is unwanted in the barnyard for no other reason than that of his homeliness. He is teased, harassed, and abused, and leaves home to make his way in the world. He suffers great hardships but the day comes when he matures into a swan, the most beautiful bird of all.
Reprints:

The Cat and the Fiddle (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (traditional author)
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Cat; Cow; Dog; Dish; Spoon
Synopsis:
Nursery rhyme about a fiddle-playing cat, a cow jumping over the moon, a laughing dog, and a runaway dish and spoon.

["In the winter, the female bear..."] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
William A. Walsh
Inks:
William A. Walsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Illustrated article about the polar bear.

[Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Ugly Duckling Pinup] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Ugly Duckling
Synopsis:
Full-page, back cover illustration depicts the Ugly Duckling gliding over the water as a swan.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Ugly Duckling
  2. 1. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next Month
  3. 2. [Dot-to-Dot Puzzle]
    What Is This?
  4. 3. The Ugly Duckling
  5. 4. The Cat and the Fiddle
  6. 5. ["In the winter, the female bear..."]
  7. 6. [Subscription Offer]
  8. 7. [The Ugly Duckling Pinup]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Kathryn Wright
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Stangas
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
  • Max Capp