James Thurber

Many Moons

originally published:
(Columbus, Ohio) : Scarlet Mask Club
1922

We offered this copy of the first edition in our Catalog 154.

awards:

  • Caldecott(1944)
  • First Book(1929)
  • First Book(1931)

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bio notes:
born: 12/8/1894
died: 11/2/1961
born as: James Thurber

American writer and cartoonist noted for his vison of the urban man as one who escapes into fantasy because he is befuddled and beset by a world that he neither created nor understands. Thurber's best-known portrait of this character is probably Walter Mitty. Thurber's stock characters-the snarling wife, her timid, hapless husband, and a roster of serene, silently observing animals-have become classics of urban mythology. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

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