(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.
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.

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.
Reprints:

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

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.
Reprints:

Bed in Summer (Table of Contents)

text story / 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.
Reprints:

Cock Robin and Jenny Wren (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

[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]
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