What Happened To Tommy is a Victorian-style child’s story. Parental discretion recommended for bullying theme. This 1921 book was written and drawn by Frances Isabelle (Lockwood) Brundage (1854-1937). As stated on Wikipedia, Brundage was an American illustrator from Newark, New Jersey who illustrated children’s classics and other literary books, illustrating as many as 20 books annually. Her father, Rembrandt Lockwood, was an architect, wood engraver, and an artist painting church murals, portraits, and miniatures.
She had a reputation for drawing endearing Victorian children, and in this book, her skill extends to personifying a family of cats with equal warmth. Her art extended beyond books and appeared widely on postcards and greeting cards as well.
Book publisher: Stecher Lithographic Co., Rochester, NY
Book copyright: 1921
Book edition: First edition, printing unknown.
Pages: 14 (16 bound pages)
Size: 8” x 14″
Dust Jacket: No, full-color illustrated boards
Illustrations: Two- and full-color illustrations throughout, all by the author.
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