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The Adventures of Happy Jack (Dover Children's Thrift Classics) Paperback – June 28, 2004
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Harrison Cady did two sets of drawings for this title; 8 color ones, printed on plates, for Little, Brown, of which 4 were later used for Grosset & Dunlap, printed in B&W on plates. Then, Cady redrew those 4 in line drawings for Grosset & Dunlap to print on the text paper stock instead of on plates. Those 4 line drawings are crude by Harrison Cady's standards, compared to the line drawings he did for many other Burgess books.
This Dover edition has the 4 crude line drawings. Some other Dover editions have the illustrations from the B&W plates, and it would have been better if they had done that for this title too. But kudos to Dover for getting it basically right for this title
If you like these illustrations, I'd recommend finding a used copy of the Little, Brown edition too -- mostly to get all 8 original drawings, but also to see them in color as Cady originally drew these.
If you're looking for old editions, the original title was just "Happy Jack".
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The Tales of Happy Jack is a wholesome collection of stories that inspire kindness and stewardship. A great way to introduce our children and grandchildren to nature's little... Read morePublished on June 22, 2013 by D5smith