BARKIS (1938)

BARKIS (1938) CO-STARRED STEPHEN, then ten years old, and garnered wonderful reviews. It was risky for Clare to draw a cocker spaniel puppy—instead of her renowned cats—but her wet paper technique made his melting puppy eyes come alive on the page.

“… The text is so close to the universal experience of children and puppies and kittens that it is bound to be enjoyed by children.…” From The Horn Book.

The New York Times declared, “Delightful… Children will enjoy the story, and older readers will cherish the book for its delightful and exquisitely reproduced pictures.”.