Turkey for Christmas
Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1944. Boards. [HOLIDAY] [WOMAN AUTHOR and ILLUSTRATOR]. First edition. 16mo (6 5/8” x 5 1/8”); pp; peach colored decorated boards, portrait vignette of a woman and child on front, black lettering; color pictorial endpapers; vignette of a turkey on title page; decorative letters and small vignette illustrations in peach; scuffed corners; unclipped color pictorial dust jacket, price of 75 cents on front flap, scuffing to edges, small split at spine head with old tape repair; very good plus in vg dj. Very good / very good. Item #1767
Marguerite De Angeli (1889-1987) was an American writer and illustrator who worked in the midst of raising five children and without a quiet studio. She asserted that her art came from the busyness of family life, and her mother’s encouragement that she and her siblings could be whatever they wanted to be. Mahony, Folmsbee & Latimer 298.
In this Christmas story, a family struggles financially with a child’s illness, and providing for festivities during the holiday. The back flap author biography states that this was a personal story for De Angeli when she was 12 years old.