(October 1965)

Gilberton, 1953 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Brand:
Classics Illustrated Junior
Editing:
?
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 Nightingale (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dik Browne ? (painting)
Inks:
Dik Browne ? (painting)
Colors:
Dik Browne ? (painting)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Emperor; Page Boy; Nightingale; Mechanical Bird
Synopsis:
Full-page, front cover illustration depicts the Emperor gazing upon the nightingale while the page boy looks upon the mechanical bird.

[Dot-to-Dot Puzzle] (Table of Contents)

What Is It? / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (puzzle directions)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
Full-page, inside front cover dot-to-dot puzzle.

The Nightingale (Table of Contents)

The Nightingale / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Hans Christian Andersen (original author)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Emperor; Nightingale; Mechanical Bird; Kitchen Maid; Courtiers
Synopsis:
The Emperor is delighted with the song of a nightingale until he receives the gift of a mechanical bird. Charmed by the unusual toy, the Emperor snubs the nightingale and she returns to the forest. When the mechanical bird breaks down from overuse, the Emperor falls deathly ill but the nightingale returns to the palace and her song restores his health.

The Hare and the Tortoise (Table of Contents)

Aesop's Fables / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Aesop (original author)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Hare; Tortoise; Forest Animals
Synopsis:
The hare and the tortoise run a footrace but the cocksure hare stops to take a nap and the tortoise wins the race, proving that one should never be too sure of oneself.

The Moon (Table of Contents)

text article / 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 the moon.

Mary Had a Little Lamb (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Mary; Lamb; Teacher; Children
Synopsis:
Nursery rhyme about Mary and her pet lamb.

[Picture to Color] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Page Boy; Mechanical Bird
Synopsis:
Full-page, inside back cover illustration depicting the page boy carrying the Emperor's mechanical bird on a cushion.

[Mail Order Titles List] (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:
Full-page, back cover promo for mail order back titles from the Classics Illustrated Junior series. Spot illustration depicts front covers from the series.
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Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Nightingale
  2. 1. [Dot-to-Dot Puzzle]
    What Is It?
  3. 2. The Nightingale
    The Nightingale
  4. 3. The Hare and the Tortoise
    Aesop's Fables
  5. 4. The Moon
  6. 5. Mary Had a Little Lamb
  7. 6. [Picture to Color]
    Color This Picture With Crayons
  8. 7. [Mail Order Titles List]
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  • Kathryn Wright
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  • Gregory Fischer
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  • James Ludwig
  • Max Capp