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Isn't it a big money-maker, too?
It all started with Louise coming over. She had some
good juveniles on the list, but particularly Babar the Elephant.
Incidentally, they were translated from the French by Robert
Haas‘wife, Merle, a very lovely woman.
The illustrations for Babar were just terrific. I can still
remember them. I just loved that book as a child.
We had another wonderful juvenile at the time by a
professor named Mabel Robinson at Columbia, called Bright
Island, which every kid read. It was a great success.
But the juvenile department just went along slowly.
Well, you personally weren't terribly interested in it,
I wasn't for awhile and then my kids started growing
up. Then came that wonderful summer when we started Landmark
Books. Have I told you that story?
No. Not at all.
All right. I had better get into the Phyllis story then.
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