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Garth Williams

1912 - 1996

Author/Illustrator

Williams, Garth. (1957). The big golden animal ABC. New York: Golden Press. PRIM-FIC W7235bi

From alligator to zebra, the author presents an animal for each letter, illustrated in full color on shiny cardboard pages.

Williams, Garth. (1970). The chicken book. New York: Delacorte Press. 398.8 W7244c

Five little chicks learn that it takes more than wishing to get what they want.

My bedtime book. (Pictures by Garth Williams). New York: Golden. PRIM-FIC W3393my

 

Illustrator

Carlson, Natalie Savage. (1959). A brother for the orphelines. (Pictures by Garth Williams). New York: Harper. INTR-FIC C2845br

When a baby is left in the orphanage’s breadbasket, all the little girls hope to keep it, even though it is a boy and should be in the boys’ home.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). By the shores of Silver Lake. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York: Harper. INTR-FIC W673BYA

Ma and the girls follow Pa west by train where they make their home at a rough railroad camp and plan for their own homestead.

White, E. B. (1952). Charlotte's web. (Pictures by Garth Williams). New York: Harper. INTR-FIC W583C

When he discovers that he is destined to be someone’s dinner, Wilbur the pig is desolate until his spider friend Charlotte decides to help him.

Selden, George. (1983). Chester Cricket's new home. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York: Farrar Straus Giroux. INTR-FIC S4647CH

When two rather stout ladies sit on Chester Cricket’s home in the Old Meadow, the worm-eaten stump collapses and Chester, aided by his friends, is forced to look for a new home.

Seldon, George. (1960). The cricket in Times Square. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York: Ariel Books. INTR-FIC S4647CR

The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat.

Stolz, Mary. (1959). Emmett's pig. (Pictures by Garth Williams). New York: Harper. PRIM-FIC S8768em

Emmett wants a pig very much, but he lives in a city apartment.

Carlson, Natalie Savage. (1958). The family under the bridge. (Pictures by Garth Williams). New York: Harper. INTR-FIC C2845fa

An old tramp, adopted by three fatherless children when their mother hides them under a bridge on the Seine, finds a home for mother and children and a job for himself.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). Farmer boy. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York: Harper. INTR-FIC W673FA

Nine-year-old Almanzo lives with his family on a big farm in New York State at the end of the nineteenth century. He raises his own two calves, helps cut ice and shear sheep, and longs for the day he can have his own colt.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1971). The first four years. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York: Harper & Row. INTR-FIC W673FI

During their first four years of marriage, Laura and Almanzo Wilder have a child and fight a losing battle in their attempts to succeed at farming on the South Dakota prairie.

Lindquist, Jennie D. (1955). The golden name day. (Pictures by Garth Williams). New York: Harper. INTR-FIC L7475GO

While nine-year-old Nancy is staying with her adopted Swedish grandparents for a year, everyone tries to figure out how she can celebrate a name day since her name isn’t Swedish.

Carlson, Natalie Savage. (1957). The happy orpheline. (Pictures by Garth Williams). New York: Harper. INTR-FIC C2845hap

The orphanage is home to twenty happy little girls whose greatest fear is that they will be adopted and have to leave. When someone sees Brigitte on a trip to the dog cemetery and wants to adopt her, Brigitte decides to become too naughty to be adopted and does the most wicked thing she can think of.

Seldon, George. (1974). Harry Cat's pet puppy. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. INTR-FIC S4647HA

Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse try to find a permanent home for a young stray puppy they have befriended. A sequel to "Tucker’s Countryside."

Brown, Margaret Wise. (1946). Little fur family. (Pictures by Garth Williams). New York: Harper & Row. PRIM-FIC B879L

Tells of the experiences of the little fur child as he investigates some other creatures of the wild wood.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). Little house in the big woods. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York: Harper. INTR-FIC W673LIR

A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier, as they help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father's stories and singing, and share special occasions when they get together with relatives or neighbors.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). Little house on the prairie. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York, N.Y.: Scholastic. INTR-FIC W673LI

A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a prairie fire.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). Little house on the prairie. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York: Harper. INTR-FIC W673LIT

A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a prairie fire.

Lindquist, Jennie D. (1959). The little silver house. (Pictures by Garth Williams). New York: Harper. INTR-FIC L7475Li

None of the Carlson girls nor Nancy Bruce could forget the sight of a little empty house shining silver in the New England autumn moonlight. Even the exciting preparation for the long Swedish Christmas celebration did not take the children’s minds off the little silver house. Then they finally learned who would be living there.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). Little town on the prairie. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York: Harper. INTR-FIC W673LIV

Pa's homestead thrives, Laura gets her first job in town, blackbirds eat the corn and oats crops, Mary goes to college, and Laura gets into trouble at school, but becomes a certified school teacher.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). The long winter. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York: Harper. INTR-FIC W673LO

After an October blizzard, Laura's family moves from the claim shanty into town for the winter, a winter that an Indian has predicted will be seven months of bad weather.

Sharp, Margery. (1966). Miss Bianca in the salt mines. Boston: Little, Brown. INTR-FIC S5316MSM

Assisted by Bernard and two professors, Bianca embarks on a mission to rescue Teddy-Age-Eight from the salt mines.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1990?). On the banks of Plum Creek. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York: Scholastic Inc. INTR-FIC W673onb

Laura and her family move to Minnesota where they live in a dugout until a new house is built and face misfortunes caused by flood, blizzard, and grasshoppers.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). On the banks of Plum Creek. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York: Harper. INTR-FIC W673ON

Laura and her family move to Minnesota where they live in a dugout until a new house is built and face misfortunes caused by flood, blizzard, and grasshoppers.

Sharp, Margery. (1959). The rescuers. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). Boston: Little, Brown. INTR-FIC S5316RE

Two enterprising mice rescue a Norwegian poet from the dungeon of the Black Castle.

Prelutsky, Jack. (1986). Ride a purple pelican / rhymes. (Pictures by Garth Williams). New York: Greenwillow Books. 811.54 P924r

A collection of short nonsense verses and nursery rhymes.

Zolotow, Charlotte. (1963). The sky was blue. (Pictures by Garth Williams). New York: Harper & Row. PRIM-FIC Z86SK

A young girl learns that the really important things in life remain the same from one generation to the next.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). These happy golden years. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York: Harper. INTR-FIC W673TH

Laura has her first experiences as a teacher, and is courted by Almanzo Wilder.

Selden, George. (1969). Tucker's countryside. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. INTR-FIC S4647TU

The adventures of a city-bred cat and mouse when they go to the country in Connecticut to visit their friend, Chester Cricket. A sequel to "The Cricket in Times Square." Continued by "Harry Cat’s pet puppy."

Sharp, Margery. (1963). The turret. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). Boston: Little, Brown. INTR-FIC S5316tu

Miss Bianca, the white mouse, stars in this fantasy about "mice rescuing prisoners. The prisoner in this case is the wicked Mandrake, a former jailer, imprisoned in a tower by the even more wicked Grand Duchess, and now quite reformed. Miss Bianca is almost on her own... She has only the help of six little mice boy socuts." Pub W

 

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