(June 1958)

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 (Executive Editor); Roberta Strauss (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 Queen Bee (Table of Contents)

The Queen Bee / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Simpleton; Simpleton's Pet Rabbit; Queen of the Bees
Synopsis:
Full-page color illustration depicts Simpleton holding his pet rabbit while greeting the Queen Bee.

Indexer Notes

front cover

[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 (spot illustration)
Inks:
Alex A. Blum (spot illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Half-page, vertically-oriented promo on the left side of the page for the next issue in the Classics Illustrated Junior series, "The Three Little Dwarfs". Spot illustration depicts the next issue's front cover.

Indexer Notes

inside 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 dot-to-dot puzzle on the right side of the page.

The Queen Bee (Table of Contents)

The Queen Bee / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Brothers Grimm ? (original authors)
Pencils:
William A. Walsh
Inks:
William A. Walsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Simpleton; Savvo and Sturdo (Simpleton's brothers); King; Gray Old Man; Three Princesses; King of the Ants; King of the Ducks; Queen of the Bees; Simpleton's Pet Rabbit
Synopsis:
Kind-hearted Simpleton accomplishes three difficult tasks with the help of ants, ducks, and bees, and is rewarded with the hand of a princess in marriage.

The Plane Tree (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Three Young Men; Plane Tree
Synopsis:
Three young men rest beneath a plane tree and complain about the tree's uselessness. The tree remarks that his shade gives refreshment to weary travelers and notes that many a gift never hears the words, "Thank you!"

There Was an Old Man of Kilkenny (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Old Man
Synopsis:
Limerick about an old man who spends his only penny on onions and honey.

The Puma (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
Synopsis:
Full-page illustrated article about the puma.

[Picture to Color] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Simpleton; Deer; Bird
Synopsis:
Line-drawn illustration depicts Simpleton in a castle garden with a deer and a bird.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

[List of Back Titles] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
List of Classics Illustrated Junior mail order back titles. Spot illustration depicts front covers from the series.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Queen Bee
    The Queen Bee
  2. 1. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next Month
  3. 2. [Dot-to-Dot Puzzle]
    What Is This?
  4. 3. The Queen Bee
    The Queen Bee
  5. 4. The Plane Tree
    Aesop's Fables
  6. 5. There Was an Old Man of Kilkenny
  7. 6. The Puma
    The Animal World
  8. 7. [Picture to Color]
    Color This Picture With Crayons
  9. 8. [List of Back Titles]
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