Children's Books by Famous Illustrators: Al Parker

Children's books... some did many, some did a few and some did just one. That seems to be the case with Al Parker. As far as I know, the 1963 Crowell-Collier Press book "Jane's Blanket" was Parker's one foray into illustrating children's books.

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Many thanks to Harold Henriksen and Bill Reinhold, both of whom sent me a ton of scans from this now quite rare, quite expensive book. The cover was found on ebay, where a single copy of the book is currently available.  The "Buy It Now" asking price is nearly $400 (!)


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 * There is a nice large scan of one of the originals  (not seen here) from Jane's Blanket - and a photo of the young girl who posed as Jane! - at the Modern Graphic Graphic History Library

 * My Al Parker Flickr set

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