Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Festival Dolls, by Bonnie Belshe, Illustrated by Sherry Thompson

During our summer vacation in 1960, we visited Salt Lake City and the Mormon Tabernacle, and I believe our mom got a copy of the Children's Friend Magazine at that time.  I assume this is how she got the idea to submit her story to this publication, since the magazine included internationally themed stories.

After Bonnie sold this story to The Children's Friend magazine in January of 1961, the story was eventually published in The Friend Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, January, 1971.  With special thanks to Jan of  Church Magazines,  the story is pictured below.  For more information about Japanese festival dolls and photos from Japan (1954) please see the earlier post

Cover, January, 1971, Vol. 1, No. 1

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