(November 1947)

Dell, 1942 Series
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0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
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

Cover titles is "Christmas with Mother Goose by Walt Kelly". Indicia title is "CHRISTMAS WITH MOTHER GOOSE, No. 172". Code number is C.M.G. #172-4711. Copyright 1947 by Oskar Lebeck. Initial information for this index from e-mail on the error list from Greg Theakston (June 2006).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters:
The Three Blind Mice [Miney; Meeney; Moe]
Keywords:
candles; Christmas; Christmas stockings; fables; fairy tales; mice

Indexer Notes

Cover says "by Walt Kelly."

Remembering (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
Remembering to do chores becomes easier right before Christmas.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, white, and red. Poem with several illustrations.

Mother Goose Helps Santa (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Santa Claus; Mother Goose; the Black Giant
Synopsis:
With Christmas coming up, the Black Giant kidnaps Santa's helpers and is holding them for ransom. Mother Goose comes by and comes up with a plan where she will dress up as Santa to fool the Black Giant. She takes the Giant on a tour of the Candy Mine and tricks him into falling into the taffy springs.

My Little Pony (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
A father's attempt to stand on a rocking horse to trim the Christmas tree ends badly.

Indexer Notes

Poem with two illustrations.

Old Granny Hipple Hopple (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Santa Claus; Easter Bunny
Synopsis:
A nonsense verse about what would happen if Christmas came at Easter-time.

Indexer Notes

Poem with three illustrations.

Goosey Gander's Gift (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Goosey Gander; Pansy Pig; Mr. Fox
Synopsis:
The farmer intends to have Goosey Gander for Christmas dinner. The Fox invites Goosey to stay at his house, but intends to have the gander for HIS dinner.
Reprints:

A Crooked Party (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
A Christmas-themed take-off on the nursery rhyme "There Was a Crooked Man."

Indexer Notes

Panel format with illustrations corresponding to one line of the poem.

Tommy Tucker's Song (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
A poem called "If Every Day was Christmas".

Indexer Notes

Poem with illustrations.

A Bear For Bed (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
A little girl takes a stuffed bear to bed with her.

Indexer Notes

Poem with five illustrations.

The Three Blind Mice and A Christmas Deed (Table of Contents)

The Three Blind Mice / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
The Three Blind Mice [Miney; Meeney; Moe]; Mother Hubbard; Dan (her dog)
Synopsis:
The Three Blind Mice, who aren't really blind, visit Mother Hubbard, only to find that she has no food. During the night they take some of her needlework to the butcher shop to trade for some meat, but are interrupted when they make too much noise.

Rub-A-Dub-Dub (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A Christmas-themed version of the nursery rhyme "Rub-a-Dub-Dub".

Indexer Notes

Poem with three illustrations.

My Favorite Tree (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
A little girl's favorite tree is a Christmas tree.

Indexer Notes

Poem with four illustrations.

Little Jack Horner's Christmas Pie (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Little Jack Horner; The Pieman; Simple Simon; Humpty Dumpty; Jack; Jill
Synopsis:
Little Jack Horner puts in an order for a pie at the Pieman's shop, where he meets Simple Simon. The two boys talk to Humpty Dumpty, but the egg falls off a window sill and cracks his head. Jack and Simon run off to get Jack and Jill to do repair work on Humpty, but find they are out of brown paper and vinegar--the materials they used to heal Jack when he fell down the hill. The Pieman comes to the rescue with a sticky pie that holds Humpty's head together.

What's The Day? (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
A boy and girl know it's Christmas, but their puppy doesn't.

Indexer Notes

Poem with four illustrations.

Contrary Mary And The Angel (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Contrary Mary
Synopsis:
Mary is sent to her room for being contrary. There an angel takes her to "Contraria", a nightmarish land where every object can talk and always contradicts what Mary says. Mary learns her lesson and the angel brings her back to her room.

Christmas Eve (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
A young boy tries to stay awake until Santa comes.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white, with light red accents. Poem with four small illustrations.

The Merry Pigs (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis:
A Christmas-themed version of the nursery rhyme "This Little Pig Went to Market."

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Illustrations with text.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Christmas With Mother Goose
  2. 1. Remembering
  3. 2. Mother Goose Helps Santa
  4. 3. My Little Pony
  5. 4. Old Granny Hipple Hopple
  6. 5. Goosey Gander's Gift
  7. 6. A Crooked Party
  8. 7. Tommy Tucker's Song
  9. 8. A Bear For Bed
  10. 9. The Three Blind Mice and A Christmas Deed
    The Three Blind Mice
  11. 10. Rub-A-Dub-Dub
  12. 11. My Favorite Tree
  13. 12. Little Jack Horner's Christmas Pie
  14. 13. What's The Day?
  15. 14. Contrary Mary And The Angel
  16. 15. Christmas Eve
  17. 16. The Merry Pigs
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