Make Believe Stories

Make Believe Stories

The Make Believe Stories series, begun in 1918 under the pseudonym of Laura Lee Hope (best known for the Bobbsey Twins series), consisted of 12 books. The final book was published in 1923, while the series continued to be printed in different versions for years to come. It is highly likely that Lillian Garis and her husband Howard R. Garis were responsible for the writing of these books for the Stratemeyer Syndicate, although other syndicate authors may have been involved.


The stories are:

  • The Story of a Bold Tin Soldier
  • The Story of a Lamb on Wheels
  • The Story of a Calico Clown
  • The Story of a Stuffed Elephant
  • The Story of a China Cat
  • The Story of a Woolly Dog
  • The Story of a Nodding Donkey
  • The Story of a Sawdust Doll
  • The Story of a Plush Bear
  • The Story of a Candy Rabbit
  • The Story of a Monkey on a Stick


Picture showing the 4 versions/sizes covers of Make Believe Stories.
Picture showing the 4 versions/sizes of dust jackets Make Believe Stories.

The books were published in 4 different versions, all by Grosset & Dunlap. All 12 books were assumedly published in each of the 4 versions (as the series was published in its entirety in the original red cover version), so you can collect an entire set in 1 of the 4 versions.

The original version was shorter than most Grosset & Dunlap books, and had a red cover and blank white endpapers. Books 1 through about book 9 were printed with the same cover image on the book and dust jacket. Eventually around the 9th book, individual pictures were made for the remaining books.

The second version retained the same shortened book size, but changed to a gray cover vice red, with same cover images. And the endpapers changed to a pictorial, shown below.

The 3rd version changed to a thinner paper, so the entire book became thinner. The book height was slightly larger, and the book covers were changed completely. A selection of colors like blue, yellow and gray were used on this version, and the 4th. The dust jacket retained the original artwork, but added a larger band of white on the top and bottom.

The 4th version was thin, like the 3rd, but the height was increased (now larger than other G & D books). The dust jacket retained the original dust jacket art, but not at the same relation to cover size as the original sizes did.

Scarce promotional collection of 2 Make Believe Stories books in original box. Missing are the associated napkin ring and napkin.
2nd and 3rd versions of endpapers.
4th versions of endpapers.

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