First American edition, first printing. Pictorial card wrappers. Every double page spread features a beautiful full colour illustration by H�l�ne Geurtik and a dotted outline picture opposite intended for children to fill in. An artistically-minded introduction on the first page gives detailed instructions on how children can best imitate Geurtik's illustrations. A near fine copy, the binding firm, the wrappers toned and slightly scuffed in places. The contents are clean throughout and not filled in at all.

Paul Faucher was a Pioneer of 'New Education', a style of education in which students were instrumental in their own learning, and all fields, including art, manual work, and social skills, were given as much importance as more traditional subject. Faucher ran schools which implemented these methos, and also created P�re Castor books, of which is title is one, which aimed to encourage the New Education style of learning.

Stock code: 20428


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