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Carl Burger

Carl V. Burger (June 18, 1888 – December 30, 1967) was an American "artist and writer of children’s books about animals and natural history." He is known for his children's literature illustrations; most famously for the novels Old Yeller by Fred Gipson; Little Rascal by Sterling North, and The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford.

Carl Burger

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Little Rascal

Old Yeller cover

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December 30 – The Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies

Little Rascal

November 1955, from the article The Rough and Rowdy Ringneck

Carl Burger

1931 Ad Ethyl Gasoline Nassau Fish Carl V Burger Art - Original Print Ad

Carl V. Burger was born on June 18, 1888 in Maryville, Tennessee. He wrote and illustrated several books dealing with animal life, created illustrations accompanying the articles of Boy's Life, illustrated several books, including Old Yeller and a series of Bomba books. He passed away on December 30, 1967 in Pleasantville, New York.

Cover illustration for the Bomba book, Terror Trail

Illustration from The Incredible Journey

another Petroleum ad from 1931

1931 Petroleum ad with Burger illustration

from Old Yeller, taking a thorn out of his paw

From Boys' Life, November 1956, accompanying the J. Paul Loomis "man vs. condors" story Greatwing

Boy's Life, September 1955, from the story The Black Tyrant

This illustration appeared in Boys' Life magazine. A depiction of a Mesozoic environment, it appeared with an article penned by Roy Chapman Andrews in the November 1954 issue.

Three G&D Bomba covers with the illustrator (Burger) uncredited.