Title: 365 Bedtime Stories
Publisher: Ishi Press
Book Condition: New
4871876829 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9784871876827
Synopsis: This book, 365 Bedtime Stories, is well named because the stories will put you to sleep. By far the most famous book of bedtime stories is ?1001 Arabian Nights? by Scheherazade. Included among those stories are Aladin and His Lamp, Sinbad the Sailor and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Those stories will keep you awake, wondering what happened next. 365 Bedtime Stories will put you to sleep.
About the Author: 365 Bedtimes Stories was originally written under the pseudonym of Nan Gilbert. It is widely assumed that the real name of Nan Gilbert was Mildred Geiger Gilbertson. However, this was not necessarily true. There are numerous cases of several different authors writing under a common name. Jill Elgin, the illustrator of this book, is listed as the illustrator of dozens of books in the 1940s and 1950s, including especially comic books. Jill Elgin was a comic artist who drew the World War II comic 'Girl Commandos' between 1942 and 1945. She also drew Blonde Bomber and Twinkle Twins stories for Speed. Her work appeared in Champ, Green Hornet and Wild Bill Hickok. She also drew the Golden Age Black Cat, Harvey Comics's most popular female superhero. Jill Elgin also illustrated a number of children's books, such as 'The Adventures of Silly Billy', written in 1961. Mildred P. Geiger was born on 9 Jun 1908 in Galena, Illinois. Her father was Henry George Geiger who was born August 31, 1871 in Galena, Illinois. Her grandfather had been born in Baden Germany and spoke German. Her mother was Mildred Palmer who had been born in January 1869 in Illinois. Mildred Geiger had a sister Margaret M. born in 1899 and a brother Wallace Palmer Geiger born in 1902. On 6 September 1935, Mildred Geiger married Philip Rieckhoff Gilbertson in Sheldon, Iowa, who had been born on 16 May 1908 in Battle Creek, Michigan. They had a son Bruce P. Gilbertson born on 30 July 1936 in Sheldon, O'Brien County, Iowa. Philip Rieckhoff Gilbertson died on 15 Jul 1993 in Multnomah, Oregon. Mildred Geiger Gilbertson died on 30 Nov 1988 in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon.
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