Noncirculating; available for research.
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Susanna Natti, daughter of author Lee Kingman, was born on October 19, 1948 in Gloucester, Massachusetts. At the age of eight she decided that she would be an illustrator and often copied pictures from art books. She later took lessons from Virginia Lee Burton's husband, George Demetrios, who also lived on Cape Ann. She attended Smith College, the Montserrat School of Visual Art, and the Rhode Island School of Design. She illustrated more than fifty of David Adler's "Cam Jansen Mysteries" series and won the Christopher Award in 1979 for Frederick's Aligator, her second illustrated book.
Scope and Content
The collection contains 29 color separations, two dummies, illustrations, and correspondence for Frederick's Alligator (1979), the story of a boy who hatches and cares for a baby alligator. There are also folded and gathered sheets and preliminary sketches and proofs of the dust jacket. There is also a sketch for a family Christmas card. The materials are arranged alphabetically and in the probable order in which they were created .
There are many sketches, dummies, etc. by Susanna Natti in The David A. Adler Papers (DG0005).
Series and Subseries
A. Christmas Card
Box/Folder A. Christmas Card 1/1 Sketch for family Christmas card, 1 item. B. Books Frederick's Alligator by Esther Allen Peterson, illustrated by Susanna Natti (New York : Crown,1979). 1/2 Correspondence, 1978, 8 items. 1/3 Typescript, "artist's copy," pp. 1-5. 1/4-1/5 Dummies, 2 items. 1/6 Illustration, watercolor, p. 3. 1/7 Illustration, watercolor, pp. 7-8. 1/8 Preliminary sketch for end papers, 1 item. 1/9 Illustrations, photocopied, marked for color separations, pp. 1-32. 2/1-2/6 Color separations, 2/1 pp. 1-5 and jacket, 5 items. 2/2 pp. 7-12, 5 items. 2/3 pp. 13-17, 5 items. 2/4 pp. 18-22, 5 items. 2/5 pp. 23-28, 5 items. 2/6 pp. 29-32, 4 items. 2/7 Sketches for jacket, 2 items. 2/8 Illustration for jacket, watercolor, 1 item. 2/9 Proof of dust jacket and photocopy, 2 items. 2/10 Folded and gathered sheets, 1 item.
Processed: June 30, 1998 Revised: June 2001
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