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    Illustrations by Marjorie Torrey. “Sing in Praise,” a collection of the best loved hymns with stories about the people who wrote them. Stories and music arrangements by Opal Wheeler. E.P. Dutton and Co., Inc., 1946. Torrey won the Caldecott medal for this book in 1947.

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    1. flamenconut 55 months ago | reply

      These are lovely!

    2. Maureclaire 55 months ago | reply

      Soooo lovely !!!

    3. katinthecupboard 55 months ago | reply

      This book is written specifically for children, and includes the childhood stories of many of the hymn writers. The printing process was offset a little on 3 of the illustrations, which shows me just how much each layer of color contributed to the rich pallet. (Also resulted in some interesting 4 eyed portraits - rather startling to see eyes on cheeks). I have done a considerable bit of research on and off line, and can't seem to find any mention of these three illustration mistakes anywhere else.. Could it be that only a few books were affected?

      Torrey illustrated at least 10 children's books between 1927 and 1955. I believe she received at least two Caldecotts. I would love to see her Alice in Wonderland from 1955.

    4. eschongut 55 months ago | reply

      Hi Kathie, It's really difficult to tell what went wrong. It could be just this copy that slipped by, press skipped a beat. It has happened to me in magazines but not any books. I do have vintage books with the same problem in some illustrations. It would be helpful to see another copy but probably still could not explain. Sorry I can't be more helpful. Nice to see you have a constant flow of lovely art works!

    5. Rebecca Sharpe 40 months ago | reply

      Does anyone know if this image is Public Domain? Thanks!

    6. katinthecupboard 40 months ago | reply

      Glad you asked, Avery. I do not believe it is in the Public Domain due to the copyright date, age of the illustrator, and the fact that it was a Caldecott winner.

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