Arthur Bailey was born in 1877 in Vermont. He is the author of more than 40 childrens books. After going to Harvard he became of wholesale grocery merchant in Chicago. Bailey began writing his stories for his stepchildren. His stories centered on animals with natural history woven into the plots. Bailey used language that never talked down to ...
Arthur Bailey was born in 1877 in Vermont. He is the author of more than 40 childrens books. After going to Harvard he became of wholesale grocery merchant in Chicago. Bailey began writing his stories for his stepchildren. His stories centered on animals with natural history woven into the plots. Bailey used language that never talked down to children. He frequently used words beyond their vocabulary in an effort to broaden their knowledge. The Tale of Jasper Jay was written in 1917 and is part of the Tuck-Me-In series. The story begins Some of the feathered folk in Pleasant Valley said that old Mr. Crow was the noisiest person in the neighborhood. But they must have forgotten all about Mr. Crow's knavish cousin, Jasper Jay. And it was not only in summer, either, that Jasper's shrieks and laughter woke the echoes. Since it was his habit to spend his winters right there in Farmer Green's young pines, near the foot of Blue Mountain, on many a cold morning Jasper's ear-splitting "_Jay! jay!_" rang out on the frosty air.
Illustrated by Harry L. Smith. Good. Cover is a little soiled and worn; grey cover with red and blue print has illustration of Jasper Jay looking for food on the ground on the cover.; text is clean and tight.
Very Good. No Jacket. 114 pp Front cover has a fewmars minor. Some crayon marks inside back cover, again, minor. Lovely old childrens book in color and all about the animals and birds that live in the woods. Remarkable find We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, prompt shipping and handeling, We are happy to refund if you are not satisfied. We are looking for long time customers not just a sale, All of our book wrapped in sturdy packaging or padded envelopes, plus they are electronically tracked within the USA.
Good. Fading to spine and edges. General shelfwear. Sun spots on front cover. Soiling to front and back covers. Former owner's name and school grade inside front page. Front and back flaps starting to become loose. Binding slightly loose, pages yellow, shows soiling throughout.
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