TITLE/AUTHOR: THE STORY OF A MONKEY ON A STICK by Laura Lee Hope Series
PUBLISHER: Grosset and Dunlap, NY, NY, On back of title page, Copyright 1920, No other dates or printings listed
ILLUSTRATOR: Harry L. Smith, Sepia line drawings
DESCRIPTION: Hardcover, Ex-Library from Roland Park School Elementary-Junior High, 120 pages, Approx. 4 3/4 x 6 7/8 inches
CONDITION: Ex-Library book with the usual stamps and identifiers, During this book’s school life it was nicely repaired so that more children were able to enjoy the stories, Internal pages are tight, clean, and show age tanning, Light soil mark seen on top of closed pages but does not extend to the inside pages
The original decorative hard covers were restored with brown boards, Decorative front and rear endpapers were replaced with brown paper, Corners have been added/repaired on several pages, Spine title printed in black lettering with single letter "J" toward bottom of spine, Library pocket on inside of back cover, "Property of..." not stamped but pressed into 3 pages, One illustration is missing, 3 margins have a letter or a number added during repair work. This is a rare chance to see how a school, Roland Park Elementary, in the 1920’s repaired a child’s book.
ABOUT THIS BOOK: This book is from Laura Lee Hope’s series called THE MAKE BELIEVE STORIES. There are 10 stories listed in the contents which tell of the adventures of a toy monkey and his toy friends.
A Strange Awakening
The Monkey at School
The Janitor's House
A Queer Ride
In a Cave
Out in the Rain
Herbert Finds the Monkey
Monkey in a Tent
Monkey in a Show
1) Monkey Shook Paws With Candy Rabbit: Frontispiece
2) Monkey Thanks Jack In The Pulpit
3) Monkey Protects Candy Rabbit
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Laura Lee Hope is a pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate for the Bobbsey Twins and several other series of children's novels. Actual writers taking up the pen of Laura Lee Hope include Howard and Lilian Garis, Elizabeth Ward, Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, and Nancy Axelrad.