Sunday, April 8, 2012
Illustration by Gisella Loeffler from Franzi and Gizi by Margery Bianco (1941)
Loeffler was an Hungarian artist who immigrated to the United States and settled in Taos, NM. Her books are beautiful, but very difficult to find.
Fun Fact about another book: The first edition of the popular book, The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes had a misprint on the dust jacket spine--mistakenly titled the book The Easter Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes. Finding a copy with the mis-printed spine title will be truly rare.
And just for kicks, here I am as a youngster with the Easter bunny