Do you remember when your library books looked like this inside the back cover?
And had lovely bookplates inside the front cover?
The illustrations, attributed to Robert Hallock, were wonderful. I found it interesting that in my library's vcatalog, Hallock's illustrations are referred to as "decorations." Here are two illustrations of Marcia Elder, herself, and another that's just lovely and peaceful to look at.
Originally from the East, Mildred Walker moved west and became known as "a prolific writer" who captured the "essence of rural north central Montana." You may read more about Ms. Walker here.