BABETTE (1937)


BABETTE quickly followed, with Japanese brush drawings of a Siamese kitten in sepia wash. The handset type by Golden Hind Press was printed in the same sepia ink, an innovation highly praised by The Horn Book:

“You can almost feel the wonderful richness of the kitten’s fur as you run your hand across the page.”

The New York Times wrote three paragraphs, ending with:
“The pictures, as soft-textured as kitten’s fur, show Babette and her regal mother in poses essentially feline and very appealing.”


This sketch of Babette’s father was sent to me recently and I will post the wonderful librarian/archivists who sent it.

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