(November 1955)

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

Thumbelina (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thumbelina; Swallow
Synopsis:
Full-page, front cover illustration depicts Thumbelina flying over a castle on the swallow's back.

[Forthcoming Title] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Half-page, vertically-oriented, inside front cover promo positioned on the left side of the page for the next issue of Classics Illustrated Junior, "The King of the Golden River". Spot illustration depicts the next issue's front cover.

[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.

Thumbelina (Table of Contents)

comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Hans Christian Andersen (original author)
Pencils:
Lin Streeter; William A. Walsh (backgrounds)
Inks:
Lin Streeter; William A. Walsh (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Thumbelina; Mole; Mouse; Butterfly; Swallow; Mother; Toads
Synopsis:
Thumbelina is a tiny girl who has many adventures with sex and marriage-minded insects, reptiles, and small mammals before finding a fairy prince just her size.

The Crow and the Pitcher (Table of Contents)

Aesop's Fables / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Aesop (original author)
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mike Sekowsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Crow; Dog
Synopsis:
A crow drops pebbles into a half-filled pitcher of water until the water level is high enough for him to drink. "You can solve any problem once you set your mind to it," he remarks.

Bed in Summer (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Louis Stevenson
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
Poem from "A Child's Garden of Verses" about a child going to bed before the sun sets.

Cock Robin and Jenny Wren (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:
Cock Robin; Jenny Wren
Synopsis:
Nursery rhyme about the courtship and marriage of two birds.

[Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Full-page, inside back cover promo offering Classics Illustrated and Classics Illustrated Junior subscriptions. Spot illustrations depict front covers from both series.

[Thumbelina Pinup] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
William A. Walsh
Inks:
William A. Walsh
Colors:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Thumbelina
Synopsis:
Full-page, back cover illustration depicts Thumbelina sitting on a throne inside a flower.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Thumbelina
  2. 1. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next Month
  3. 2. [Dot-to-Dot Puzzle]
    What Is This?
  4. 3. Thumbelina
  5. 4. The Crow and the Pitcher
    Aesop's Fables
  6. 5. Bed in Summer
  7. 6. Cock Robin and Jenny Wren
  8. 7. [Subscription Offer]
  9. 8. [Thumbelina Pinup]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kathryn Wright
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
  • Max Capp