(November 1946)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Magazine [circle]
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "CHRISTMAS WITH MOTHER GOOSE, No. 126." Code number is M.G.O.S. #126-4611. Copyright 1946 by Oskar LeBeck.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Christmas With Mother Goose / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Santa Claus
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Tag on cover says "Illustrated by Walt Kelly."

How Many Miles to Babylon? (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Santa asks some children how far it is to Babylon.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white.

On the Way to the Christmas Fair (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Characters from Mother Goose rhymes on their way to the fair.

The Christmas Fair (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jack Spratt; Old King Cole; Tommy Tucker; Queen of Hearts; Majorie Daw; the Pied Piper
Synopsis:
Mother Goose characters at the fair.

Riddles (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Old Mother Hubbard; Peter Piper; Betty Blue; Tommy Stout
Synopsis:
Mother Hubbard lets the children read riddles from a book.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Answers to the riddles are on the inside back cover (Sequence 15).

The Night Before Christmas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Clement C. Moore (original story); Walt Kelly ? (framing sequence)
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
An old man recites "A Visit from St. Nicholas" to some children.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the poem "A Visit from St. Nicolas" by Clement C. Moore.

Mistress Mary (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
A sequel of sorts to the "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary" nursery rhyme.

Pie for a King (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Simple Simon
Synopsis:
Simple Simon brings pie to the elves that work for Santa Claus.

Hey Diddle Diddle and Little Jack Horner (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Little Jack Horner
Synopsis:
A short story combining the "Hey Diddle Diddle" and "Little Jack Horner" nursery rhymes.

Old King Cole and the Limerick Game (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ? (framing sequence); Edward Lear (limericks)
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Old King Cole; Tom Tucker; Betty Blue; Georgie Porgie; Marjorie Daw; Tom Tom, the piper's son; Tommy Snooks; Betsy Brooks; Humpty Dumpty
Synopsis:
Characters from nursery rhymes recite limericks for King Cole.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Limericks are credited as being from "Edward Lear's Works."

To Market (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
[Traditional poem]
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Illustrating the nursery rhyme "To Market, To Market."

Thimble Thatch (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
[Traditional poem ?]
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Thimble Thatch
Synopsis:
Illustrating the nursery rhyme "Thimble Thatch."

Hickory Dickory (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
[Traditional poem]
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Illustrating the nursery rhyme "Hickory Dickory Dock."

The Last Arrival at the Fair (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Santa Claus; Old King Cole; the Crooked Man
Synopsis:
Prologue to the next sequence.

Santa's Story (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Santa Claus; Winky; Pinky; Tinkle; Hoots
Reprints:

Answers to Riddles (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Peter Piper; Betty Blue; Tommy Stout; Mother Hubbard
Synopsis:
Answers to the riddles from Sequence 4.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white.

[Rub a Dub, Dub] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
The nursery rhyme "Rub a Dub, Dub" given a Christmas twist.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Christmas With Mother Goose
  2. 1. How Many Miles to Babylon?
  3. 2. On the Way to the Christmas Fair
  4. 3. The Christmas Fair
  5. 4. Riddles
  6. 5. The Night Before Christmas
  7. 6. Mistress Mary
  8. 7. Pie for a King
  9. 8. Hey Diddle Diddle and Little Jack Horner
  10. 9. Old King Cole and the Limerick Game
  11. 10. To Market
  12. 11. Thimble Thatch
  13. 12. Hickory Dickory
  14. 13. The Last Arrival at the Fair
  15. 14. Santa's Story
  16. 15. Answers to Riddles
  17. 16. [Rub a Dub, Dub]
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