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Gertrude Crampton

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(1909 - 1996)

Gertrude Crampton

Gertrude Crampton (June 26, 1909 – June 25, 1996) was an author of children’s books, including Tootle (1945) and Scuffy the Tugboat (1946).

Both Tootle and Scuffy were published in the popular Little Golden Books series of Simon and Schuster. As of 2001, Tootle was the all-time third best-selling hardback children’s book in English; Scuffy was eighth.

She also wrote The Large and Growly Bear, published in the Golden Beginning Reader series in 1961, and illustrated by John P. Miller.

Born June 26, 1909 in New York, she received her teaching credentials from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.



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Scuffy the Tugboat (1946)

The little tugboat wants to sail on the big waters, until he meets the sea.

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Scuffy the Tugboat (1955)

Scuffy wants to sail on the big waters, until he meets the ocean.

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Three Best Loved Tales (1974)

This compilation includes Tootle, The Happy Man and His Dump Truck and Scuffy the Tugboat.

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Tibor Gergely’s Great Big Book of Bedtime Stories (1967)

A colossal collection of picture books.

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Tootle (1945)

Tootle wants to play in the meadow, but engineer Bill knows he has to stay on the track, no matter what. Later editions have fewer pages.

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Train Stories (1958)

An omnibus volume including Tootle, The Train to Timbuctoo and The Little Red Caboose.

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Trains, Boats and Trucks (1987)

An omnibus containing Tootle, and Scuffy the Tugboat, and Cars and Trucks, and Fire Engines.

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