Smudge, a children's picture book by Clare Turlay Newberry, 1998 first Smithmark edition.

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Written and illustrated by Clare Turlay Newberry. First Smithmark edition, 1998. Originally published in 1948. Smithmark, publishers.

Three kittens explore the world outside their box when parents Muff and Buster go hunting for grasshoppers. Egged on by little brother Smudge, they find their way to a big living room filled with big furniture, and big fun! And a few surprises.

Clair Turlay Newberry (1903 - 1970) was a renowned American author and illustrator of children's books, especially known for her realistic and charming drawings of cats. She was born in Oregon, and studied art at various schools in the US and France. She published her first book, Herbert the Lion, in 1931, after illustrating a story she had written before leaving for Paris. She went on to create 16 more books, four of which were Caldecott Honor Books: Barkis, Marshmallow, April's Kittens, and T-Bone the Babysitter. She used her own cats and children as models for her books, and captured the personality and behavior of felines with humor and grace.
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Condition: Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear. Illustrated cover boards. Name on front fly leaf, dated 2000, else pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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