Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books

Signature Books are a series produced under the general editorship of Enid Lamonte Meadowcroft and published during the 1950s and 60s. This series provides easy to read, exciting (and factual) stories based upon the lives of historical figures. Though written simply enough for young readers, they make interesting reading for boys and girls well into their teens.

Enjoy these fast moving adventures about heroes and heroines your own age, who take part in famous historic events. Every story is told by a top author, against a carefully checked, authentic background of fact; each book is illustrated by a well-known artist, with drawings, detailed map endpapers, and full color covers.

The 51 Signature Books originally published are out of print, but we believe that they offer better quality reading than many series of today, and are worth finding, collecting, preserving and—most of all—reading. They could be compared to the U.S. and World Landmarks published by Random House, Childhood of Famous Americans by Bobs-Merrill, and the We Were There series, also from Grosset & Dunlap.

  1. Buffalo Bill by Edmund Collier (1952)
  2. Christopher Columbus by Nina Brown Baker (1952)
  3. Davy Crockett by Enid LaMonte Meadowcroft (1952)
  4. Thomas Alva Edison by Enid LaMonte Meadowcroft (1952)
  5. Benjamin Franklin by Enid LaMonte Meadowcroft
  6. Ulysses S. Grant by Jeannette Covert Nolan (1952)
  7. Lafayette by Hazel Wilson (1952)
  8. Robert E. Lee by Iris Vinton (1954)
  9. Abraham Lincoln by Nina Brown Baker (1952)
  10. Florence Nightingale by Margaret Leighton (1952)
  11. Louis Pasteur by Alida Sims Malkus (1952)
  12. George Washington by Jeannette C. Nolan (1954)
  13. Andrew Jackson by Enid LaMonte Meadowcroft
  14. Theodore Roosevelt by Winthrop Neilson (1953)
  15. Daniel Boone by William O. Steele (1955)
  16. Kit Carson by Edmund Collier (1953)
  17. George Washington Carver by Arna Bontemps (1954)
  18. Good Queen Bess by Alida Sims Malkus (1953)
  19. Joan of Arc by Jeannette Covert Nolan (1953)
  20. John Paul Jones by Iris Vinton (1953)
  21. Pocahontas by Shirley Graham (1953)
  22. Marco Polo by Olive Price (1953)
  23. Mark Twain by Joan Howard (1953)
  24. Mad Anthony Wayne by Hazel Wilson (1953)
  25. Clara Barton by Olive Price (1954)
  26. General Custer by Margaret Leighton (1954)
  27. John J. Audubon by Joan Howard (1954)
  28. Crazy Horse by Enid LaMonte Meadowcroft (1954)
  29. Stephen Decatur by Iris Vinton
  30. Leif Ericson by William O. Steele (1954)
  31. Stephen Foster by Esther M. Douty
  32. Martha Washington by Jeannette Covert Nolan
  33. Amelia Earhart by Adele de Leeuw (1955)
  34. Mozart by Helen Kaufmann (1955)
  35. Louisa May Alcott by Joan Howard (1955)
  36. Thomas Jefferson by Earl Schenck Miers (1955)
  37. Annie Oakley by Edmund Collier (1956)
  38. Dwight D. Eisenhower by Arthur J. Beckhard (1956)
  39. Franklin D. Roosevelt by Lorena A. Hickok (1956)
  40. Winston Churchill by Alida Sims Malkus
  41. Beethoven by Helen Kaufmann
  42. Robert Louis Stevenson by Joan Howard (1958)
  43. Dan Beard by Robert N. Webb
  44. Geronimo by Jim Kjelgaard (1958)
  45. Helen Keller by Lorena A. Hickok (1958)
  46. Madame Curie by Alice Thorne
  47. Edith Cavell by Iris Vinton (1959)
  48. Eleanor Roosevelt by Lorena A. Hickok (1959)
  49. Haydn by Helen L. Kaufmann
  50. President Kennedy by Iris Vinton
  51. Jacqueline Kennedy by Alida Sims Malkus
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Story of Abraham Lincoln
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #9
by Nina Brown Baker, illustrated by Warren Baumgartner
from Grosset & Dunlap
Biography for 3rd-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Amelia Earhart
Signature Books #33
by Adele de Leeuw, illustrated by Harry Beckhoff
from Grosset & Dunlap
Biography for 3rd-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Andrew Jackson
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #13
by Enid LaMonte Meadowcroft, illustrated by David Hendrickson
from Grosset & Dunlap
Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Annie Oakley
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #37
by Edmund Collier, illustrated by Leon Gregori
from Grosset & Dunlap
Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Beethoven
Signature Books #41
by Helen L. Kaufmann, illustrated by Fritz Kredel
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for 4th-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Benjamin Franklin
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #5
by Enid LaMonte Meadowcroft, illustrated by Edward A. Wilson
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Buffalo Bill
Signature Books #1
by Edmund Collier, illustrated by Nicholas Eggenhofer
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Christopher Columbus
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #2
by Nina Brown Baker, illustrated by David Hendrickson
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Clara Barton
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #25
by Olive Price, illustrated by Ruth Ives
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Crazy Horse
Signature Books #28
by Enid Lamonte Meadowcroft, illustrated by William Reusswig
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Biography for 4th-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Dan Beard
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #43
by Robert N. Webb, illustrated by Everett Raymond Kinstler
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Daniel Boone
Signature Books #15
by William O. Steele, illustrated by Warren Baumgartner
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Biography for 4th-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Davy Crockett
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #3
by Enid LaMonte Meadowcroft, illustrated by C. B. Falls
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Biography for 4th-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Signature Books #38
by Arthur J. Beckhard, illustrated by Charles H. Geer
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Biography for 3rd-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Edith Cavell
Signature Books #47
by Iris Vinton, illustrated by Gerald McCann
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Biography for 4th-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Eleanor Roosevelt
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #48
by Lorena A. Hickok, illustrated by William Barss
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Florence Nightingale
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #10
by Margaret Leighton, illustrated by Corinne B. Dillon
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #39
by Lorena A. Hickok, illustrated by Leonard Vosburgh
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of General Custer
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #26
by Margaret Leighton, illustrated by Nicholas Eggenhofer
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of George Washington
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #12
by Enid LaMonte Meadowcroft, illustrated by Edward A. Wilson
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of George Washington Carver
Signature Books #17
by Arna Bontemps, illustrated by Harper Johnson
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Biography for 4th-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Geronimo
Signature Books #44
by Jim Kjelgaard, illustrated by Charles Banks Wilson
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Biography for 4th-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Good Queen Bess
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #18
by Alida Sims Malkus, illustrated by Douglas Gorsline
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Haydn
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #49
by Helen L. Kaufmann, illustrated by John Leone
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Biographies for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Helen Keller
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #45
by Lorena A. Hickok, illustrated by Jo Polseno
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Jacqueline Kennedy
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #51
by Alida Malkus, illustrated by Michael Lowenbein
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Joan of Arc
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #19
by Jeannette C. Nolan, illustrated by Pranas Lapé
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of John J. Audubon
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #27
by Joan Howard, illustrated by Federico (Fred) Castellon
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of John Paul Jones
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #20
by Iris Vinton, illustrated by Edward A. Wilson
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Kit Carson
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #16
by Edmund Collier, illustrated by Nicholas Eggenhofer
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Lafayette
Signature Books #7
by Hazel Wilson, illustrated by Edy Legrand
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Biograhy for 4th-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Leif Ericson
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #30
by William O. Steele, illustrated by Pranas Lapé
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Louis Pasteur
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #11
by Alida Sims Malkus, illustrated by Jo Spier
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Louisa May Alcott
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #35
by Joan Howard, illustrated by Flora Smith
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Biography for 3rd-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Mad Anthony Wayne
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #24
by Hazel Wilson, illustrated by Lawrence Beall Smith
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Madame Curie
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #46
by Alice Thorne, illustrated by Federico Castellon
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Marco Polo
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #22
by Oliver Price, illustrated by Frederico Castellon
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Mark Twain
Signature Books #23
by Joan Howard, illustrated by Donald McKay
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Biographies for 4th-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Martha Washington
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #32
by Jeannette C. Nolan, illustrated by Corinne B. Dillon
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Biography for 4th-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Mozart
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #34
by Helen L. Kaufmann, illustrated by Eric M. Simon
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Biography for 4th-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Pocahontas
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #21
by Shirley Graham, illustrated by Mario Cooper
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of President Kennedy
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #50
by Iris Vinton, illustrated by Carl Cassler
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Robert E. Lee
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #8
by Iris Vinton, illustrated by John Alan Maxwell
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Robert Louis Stevenson
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #42
by Joan Howard, illustrated by Jo Polseno
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Stephen Decatur
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #29
by Iris Vinton, illustrated by Graham Kaye
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Biography for 3rd-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Stephen Foster
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #31
by Esther M. Douty, illustrated by Jo Polseno
from Grosset & Dunlap
Biography for 3rd-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Theodore Roosevelt
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #14
by Winthrop Neilson, illustrated by Edward A. Wilson
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Thomas Alva Edison
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #4
by Enid LaMonte Meadowcroft, illustrated by Harvé Stein
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Thomas Jefferson
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #36
by Earl Schenck Miers, illustrated by Reynold Pollak
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for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Ulysses S. Grant
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #6
by Jeannette C. Nolan, illustrated by Lynd Ward
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Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
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