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from "Log of the Altair" by Edith Ballinger Price


Armstrong Sperry, 1933The American Girl, July, 1933, Vol. XVI, No. 2

from Who's Who in this Issue, p. 50:

ARMSTRONG SPERRY. He happens to be numbered among our artists this month but you will remember in our June issue he was both artist and author of the story South Sea Adventure. He has lived in the South Sea Islands and knows intimately the background of these romantic places. He was born in Connecticut but his grandfathers were New England sea captains and from them he inherited a desire to roam. After he had become a successful commercial artist and illustrator in New York City, he suddenly packed his trunk and sailed for Tahiti. From there he took a small schooner and headed for Bora Bora, where he lived for six months, learning native songs and eating such native foods as breadfruit, baked fish, oranges, papayas, and coconuts. A charming book telling of a day in the life of a small South Sea island boy, written and illustrated by Mr. Sperry, has just been published. It is called One Day with Manu. We plan to review it very shortly in The American Girl.



The American Girl, July 1933

Illustration by Amrstrong Sperry

Illustration by Armstrong Sperry


The American Girl, August 1933

Illustration by Armstrong Sperry


Illustration by Armstrong Sperry




The American Girl, September 1933

Illustration by Armstrong Sperry

Illustration by Armstrong Sperry



The American Girl, December, 1933, Vol. XVI, No. 12

from Good Time With Books, by Helen Ferris, p. 39:

"If You Spend $2.00"

"...One Day with Manu by Armstrong Sperry (The John C. Winston Company), one of the loveliest and most colorful picture books of this, or any other year -- the story of a small boy in the South Seas..."



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