When cataloguing some of my old children’s books I came across one that was published in 1910, over a hundred years ago. The only biography I could find about the author, Alice Turner Curtis, was that she was an American published author of children’s books. Her Grandpa’s Little Girls series (1907- 1912) were popular, as well as the Little Maid series (1913-1937) and the Yankee Girl series (1920-1930). Yet, this brief information only makes me want to read what’s inside the cover of this old book and find out what she has written.
What I like about some of the old books I find are the illustrations. The illustrator for this book, Wuanita Smith (1866-1959) was a painter, printmaker, and illustrator of children’s books. Source: Nantucket Historical Association
Written by Mary Gilmartin, July 9, 2013