Home

Login to enhance your shopping experience.

Login or Create an Account
Categories
Information
Quick Store Search

Advanced Search
Shopping Cart

There are no items in your shopping cart.

~ $ 8.95 Shipping within Australia ~

Eloise Wilkin Stories - A Little Golden Book Collection

Eloise Wilkin Stories - A Little Golden Book Collection

Eloise Wilkin Stories - A Little Golden Book Collection

Eloise Wilkin Stories

 

'A Little Golden Book Collection: Eloise Wilkin Stories' is a tribute to the wonderful work of Eloise Wilkin. She contributed so much to the Little Golden Book collection. This book has published some of her best works in one volume.

Format
9 stories in 1 Hardcover book
Condition
New

 

About Little Golden Books

Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. The first 12 titles were published October 1, 1942:

1. Three Little Kittens
2. Bedtime Stories
3. Mother Goose
4. Prayers for Children
5. The Little Red Hen
6. Nursery Songs
7. The Alphabet from A to Z
8. The Poky Little Puppy
9. The Golden Book of Fairy Tales
10. Baby's Book of Objects
11. The Animals of Farmer Jones
12. This Little Piggy and Other Counting Rhymes

As of 2005, 15 million copies of The Poky Little Puppy have been sold, including copies in various languages.

The Little Golden Books, which initially sold for 25¢, were published by Simon and Schuster in cooperation with the Artist and Writers Guild, Inc. headed by Georges Duplaix. Duplaix had initially thought up the idea for the Little Golden Book series and fleshed it out in conversations with officials at Simon and Schuster. Dr. Mary Reed a professor at the Teachers College of Columbia University served as initial editor of the series.

Western Printing and Lithographing Company in Racine, Wisconsin, was Simon and Schuster's partner in the Little Golden Books venture. Western handled the actual printing. In 1958, Simon and Schuster sold its interest in Little Golden Books to Western.

Ownership and control of the series has changed several times since. In 2001, Random House acquired Golden Books for about 85 million dollars.

Although the Little Golden Books have remained the backbone of the product line, the enterprise that produced the Little Golden Books has created a variety of children's books in various formats including records, tapes, videos, and even toys and games (the fourth and fifth as "Golden & Design"). Some titles have appeared in several different formats (including but not limited to "A Golden Book").

Many popular authors and illustrators have worked on Little Golden Books and related products including:

* Mary Blair
* Margaret Wise Brown
* Tibor Gergely
* Corinne Malvern
* Jim McDermott
* Alice Provensen and Martin Provensen
* Bob Staake
* Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky
* Patricia Scarry and Richard Scarry
* Gustaf Tenggren
* Jane Werner Watson
* Eloise Wilkin
* Garth Williams
* Herbert Zim
* Seymour Reit


Although the details have changed over the years, the Little Golden Books have maintained a distinctive appearance. A copy of The Poky Little Puppy bought today is essentially the same as one printed in 1942. Both are readily recognizable as Little Golden Books. At the time of the golden anniversary, Golden Books claimed that a billion and a half Little Golden Books had been sold.

Some Little Golden Books and related products have featured popular children's icons from other media, eg. Sesame Street, the Muppets, Disney, Barbie, Power Rangers, etc. Television and movie tie-ins have been particularly popular. Over the years Hopalong Cassidy, Cheyenne, Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, Captain Kangaroo, Mister Rogers, and even Donny and Marie have appeared in Little Golden Books.

Many have dealt with nature and science, Bible stories, nursery rhyme, and fairy tales. Christmas titles are popular every year. The fact that many old titles remain in print shows the strong nostalgia appeal of Little Golden Books.

The official Random House website contains an interesting timeline for Little Golden Books.

In the year 2000, Encore Software produced a series of "Little Golden Books" titles for CD Rom, including the Poky Little Puppy, Mother Goose, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Velveteen Rabbit, Tootle, and The Saggy Baggy Elephant. These 6 individual titles were some of the first major software releases to be produced entirely in Macromedia Flash. They appeared in Time Magazine as part of an article entitled How to Raise a Superkid.

 

Eloise Wilkin Stories

Retail:

$22.95

Our Price:

$20.95

In stock-ready to post on Monday

All required fields are marked with a star (*). Click the 'Add To Cart' or 'Add To Wish List' button at the bottom of this form to proceed.

gift wrappingGift Wrapping - please select gift wrapping for each item you want wrapped

Xmas Gift Wrapping - Add $1.95

Standard Gift Wrapping - Add $1.95

Item Quantity

Enter the appropriate quantity for this item below.

Related Items
Sleepytime Tales - A Little Golden Book Collection - Nine Beloved Classics

Sleepytime Tales - A Little Golden Book Collection - Nine Beloved Classics

What's your favourite Little Golden Book? Chances are you'll find it in this delightful unabridged collection, featuring The Poky Little Puppy, Baby Dear, and Good Night Little Bear - and some new favourites too! Open this deluxe volume of nine Little Golden Books, and start making new memories with your child.

This item is permanently out of stock.

Friendly Tales - A Little Golden Book Collection - By Margaret Wise Brown - Twenty Stories and Poems

Friendly Tales - A Little Golden Book Collection - By Margaret Wise Brown - Twenty Stories and Poems

Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon, wrote many stories for Golden Books. Now, for the first time, twenty of her best-loved tales are together in one volume, including such favourites as The Sailor Dog, Home for a Bunny, and The Color Kittens. Here too are beloved poems from The Friendly Book and The Golden Bunny, and stories that have not been in print in many years, such as "The Brave Life Saver" from The Little Fat Policeman.

Retail:

$19.95

Our Price:

$17.95

This item is permanently out of stock.

Animal Tales - A Little Golden Book Collection - Nine Beloved Classics

Animal Tales - A Little Golden Book Collection - Nine Beloved Classics

What's your favourite Little Golden Book? Chances are you'll find it in this delightful collection, featuring The Saggy Baggy Elephant, Mister Dog, and Tawny Scrawny Lion - and some new favourites too! Open this deluxe volume of nine Little Golden Books, and start making new memories with your child.

Price:

$0.00

This item is permanently out of stock.

Inspirational Tales - A Little Golden Book Collection - Ten Beloved Classics

Inspirational Tales - A Little Golden Book Collection - Ten Beloved Classics

What's your favourite Little Golden Book? Chances are you'll find it in this delightful unabridged collection, featuring The Lion's Paw, My Little Golden Book About God, and The Friendly Book - and some new favourites too! Open this deluxe volume of ten Little Golden Books, and start making new memories with your child.

This item is permanently out of stock.

Online Store Menu
Recently Visited Pages
Popular Pages