Tenggren's Thumbelina was published by Simon and Schuster in 1953 as the first in a series of Tenggren fairy tales. It features marvelous paintings in the jazzy, decorative style that Tenggren used through the fifties. For those of you already familiar with this Little Golden Book it might be fun to see this alternate cover.
Tenggren's ThumbelinaLittle Golden Books,
Simon and Schuster 1953.
Copyright Random Books
Alternate cover for Tenggren's ThumbelinaBy courtesy of Kerlan collection of the
University of Minnesota Libraries with permissions
from the Archives and Special Collections
Other books in the Tenggren Fairy Tale series were Jack and the Beanstalk in 1953, The Golden Goose in 1954, The giant with the Three Golden Hairs in 1955, and Snow White and Rose Red in 1957. More books in this series was planned: The Goose Girl and The Magic Snuffbox were two of those who never reached the book shelves but remain as sketch dummies in the Kerlan Collection.