Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Millicent reminds me of what I imagine child librarian, Anne Carroll Moore may have looked like when she tried to prevent E.B. White from getting 'Stuart Little' published. Mean 'ol bitty!

Okay, okay, I'll let you in on the big secret, Millicent was loosely based on an 1861 portrait of Civil War General John Cabell Breckinridge. Hope I didn't spoil it for you by taking away the magic. To my knowledge, he didn't dye his hair like Millicent, but he actually had much bulgier eyes.

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