But beforehand, because it's what I do, I wanted to share the covers for posterity. They are faded and worn and scratched. But they still have a kind of fragile beauty to them, I think.
Both of these children's books were written by Dolores McKenna, illustrated by Ruth H. Bennett and published by Frederick A. Stokes Company of New York in 1921.
The Adventures of the Bunny-Boys
The Adventures of Squirrel Fluffytail
Squirrel Fluffytail1, which is set on a "beautiful island that stood in the center of a great big lake," still has its frontispiece intact. It pictures a scene of parent-to-child instructions that is quite common to folklore of all nations (and rarely ends with those instructions being followed).
1. If you want to know what The Adventures of Squirrel Fluffytail was supposed to look like before it was worn down by the years, check out this link.