Though born in New Jersey, Ursula Koering (1921-1976) was the daughter of a Hoosier and spent part of her childhood in Indiana. She started selling her illustrations when she was in her early twenties. The illustrations shown below are from Tom Stetson on the Trail of the Lost Tribe by John Henry Cutler, published by Whitman in 1948 when she was just twenty-seven. It was the second in a series of three juvenile novels about the character Tom Stetson. You can read my full article on Ursula Koering by clicking here.
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