(July 1957)

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
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 Tinder-Box (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
William A. Walsh (painting)
Inks:
William A. Walsh (painting)
Colors:
William A. Walsh (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Princess; Dog
Synopsis:
A sleeping princess is carried away from her castle by a large dog.
Keywords:
Fairy Tale

Indexer Notes

Front cover. Author Hans Christian Andersen is credited immediately beneath the title.

Coming Next Month (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
Half-page, vertically-oriented, black-and-white promo positioned on the left side of page for the next title in the Classics Illustrated Junior series, "Snow White and Rose Red". Cover and brief synopsis are included.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

What Is This? (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Half-page, vertically-oriented, black-and-white dot-to-dot puzzle positioned on the right side of page depicting a dog. Instructions for completing and coloring the puzzle are included.
Keywords:
puzzle

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Tinder-Box (Table of Contents)

comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adaptor); Hans Christian Andersen (original author)
Pencils:
William A. Walsh
Inks:
William A. Walsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Soldier; Witch; Three Dogs; Princess; King; Queen; Courtiers
Synopsis:
A soldier acquires a magic tinder-box capable of summoning three huge dogs to do his bidding. Over several nights, he orders the dogs to bring him a sleeping princess locked in a tower by her parents who fear she will marry a common soldier. When the princess's nightly whereabouts are discovered by the King and Queen, the soldier is arrested and sentenced to death. On the scaffold, he summons the three dogs and his life is saved. He marries the princess.
Keywords:
Fairy Tale

Indexer Notes

Art identification by William B. Jones Jr.

The Lioness and Her Family (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (adaptor); Aesop (original author)
Pencils:
William A. Walsh
Inks:
William A. Walsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Lioness; Mouse; Rabbit; Frog
Synopsis:
When several animals boast of their large families, a lioness tells them she has only one offspring - but that one is a lion, the king of beasts.
Keywords:
fable

Hickety, Pickety (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (adaptor); Mother Goose (original author)
Pencils:
Alex Blum ? (illustration)
Inks:
Alex Blum ? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Black Hen; Gentlemen Visitors
Synopsis:
A black hen lays eggs every day for visiting gentlemen.
Keywords:
Nursery Rhyme

The Kinkajou (Table of Contents)

The Animal World / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis:
Five panel factual account of the habits, home, and diet of the kinkajou.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Color This Picture With Crayons / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
William A. Walsh
Inks:
William A. Walsh
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Soldier; Princess; Three Dogs
Synopsis:
Soldier, Princess, and Three Dogs in a woodland setting. Black-and-white, line drawn illustration to be colored with crayons.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Art identification by William B. Jones Jr.

The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
Full-page, color promo for ordering back issues of Classics Illustrated Junior. Four covers, list of current titles, and a cut-out order form are included.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Tinder-Box
  2. 1. Coming Next Month
  3. 2. What Is This?
  4. 3. The Tinder-Box
  5. 4. The Lioness and Her Family
    Aesop's Fables:
  6. 5. Hickety, Pickety
  7. 6. The Kinkajou
    The Animal World
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Color This Picture With Crayons
  9. 8. The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales
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