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ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF]

CONOVER,CHRIS. ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF] p. [22]]. Offered here is a half page watercolor used in Conover's Froggie Went A-Courting published by Ferrar Strauss Giroux in 1986. It is the story of a handsome humanized, seafaring frog's wooing of Miss Mousie. An entire world of humanized creatures is created around this traditional song with text retold by Conover. Reviewed by School Library Journal as a 'tour de force.'. This illustration is oval and measures 6" wide x 4", signed. A baby mouse is handing back a book to its mother (appears below the last page of text). Charming. Conover has been illustrating children's books since 1974. Her work is noted for rich colors and incredible attention to detail, some of which is executed using a magnifying glass for accuracy. There is plenty to look at but without the overcrowding that hampers so many modern children's books.

[Item #34332]

Price: $325.00