Sunday, March 02, 2008

Classics Illustrated Junior Comics

“CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED JUNIOR was the brainchild of Russian-born Albert Lewis Kanter, a visionary publisher who deserves to be ranked among the great teachers of the 20th century. Born in Baranovitch, Russia on April 11, 1897, he immigrated with his family to the United States in 1904. From 1941 to 1971, he introduced young readers to the realms of literature, history, folklore, mythology, and science in such juvenile series as CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED, CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED JUNIOR, CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED SPECIAL ISSUES, and THE WORLD AROUND US.”
- William B. Jones Jr.; Author; Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History; (McFarland & Co., Publishers)

77 CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED JUNIOR (fairy tales and folk tales) were published. 10 from this series  were printed by Amar Chitra Katha as #1 to #10 in 8 Indian languages. Only from #11, ACK had started printing own comics. 

1  Jack & The Bean Stalk (CIJ #507)
2  Cinderella (CIJ #503)
3  Little Red Riding Hood (CIJ #510)
4  Aladdin & His Lamp (CIJ #516)
5  The Magic Fountain (CIJ #533)
6  The Three Little Pigs (CIJ #506)
7  The Sleeping Beauty (CIJ #505)
8  The Wizard of Oz (CIJ #535)
9  Pinochhio (CIJ #513)
10  Snow White & Seven Dwarfs (CIJ #501)

It is a nice series, worth to add in own physical collection.

501 Snowwhite & the Seven Dwarfs
502 The Ugly Duckling
503 Cinderella
504 The Pied Piper

505 The Sleeping beauty
506 The Three Little Pigs
507 Jack and the Beanstalk
508 Goldilocks & the Three Bears

509 Beauty and the Beast
510 Little Red Riding Hood
511 Puss In Boots
512 Rumplestiltskin

513 Pinocchio
514 The Steadfast Tin Soldier
515 Johnny Appleseed (from 31th post)
516 Aladdin and his Lamp

517 The Emperor's New Clothes
518 The Golden Goose
519 Paul Bunyan
520 Thumbelina

521 The King of the Golden River
522 The Nightingale
523 The Gallant Tailor
524 The Wild Swans

525 The Little Mermaid
526 The Frog Prince
527 The Golden Haired Giant
528 The Penny Prince

529 The Magic Servants
530 The Golden Bird
531 Rapunzel
532 The Dancing Princesses

533 The Magic Fountain
534 The Golden Touch
535 The Wizard of Oz
536 The Chimney Sweep

537 The Three Fairies
538 Silly Hans
539 The Enchanted Fish
540 The Tinder Box

541 Snow White & Rose Red
542 The Donkey's Tale
543 The House in the Woods
544 The Golden Fleece

545 The Glass Mountain
546 The Elves and the Shoemaker
547 The Wishing Table
548 The Magic Pitcher

549 Simple Kate
550 The Singing Donkey
551 TheQueen Bee
552 The Three Little Dwarfs

553 King Thrushbeard
554 The Enchanted Deer
555 The Three Golden Apples
556 The Elf Mound

557 Silly Willie
558 The Magic Dish
559 The Japanese Lantern
560 The Doll Princess

561 Hans Humdrum
562 The Enchanted Pony
563 The Wishing Well
564 The Salt Mountain

565 The Silly Princess
566 Clumsy Hans
567 The Bearskin Soldier
568 The Happy Hedgehog

569 The Three Giants 
570 The Pearl Princess
571 How Fire Came to the Indians
572 The Drummer Boy

573 The Crystal Ball
574 Brightboots
575 The Fearless Prince
576 The Princess Who Saw Everything

577 The Runaway Dumpling

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All credits to original uploaders. Very very thankful to SRIKANTH who bought missing #515 and scanned for sharing here.


  1. Dear Prabhat:

    I just read about your blog in grouchy's site and decided to pay a visit. Nice work. Keep it up!


  2. Dear Colonel Worobu: Thanks!

  3. i am unable to download non IJCs-- phantom -- frew, harvey etc. everytime i try -- a message comes that you have crossed the maximum bandwith. this message comes even without downloading even a single comic. i am unable to understand how to download? i will be thankful if you please guide me.

  4. Dear Praveen!
    Please wait for sometimes, I will upload all these comics at mediafire and provide link in this blog.

  5. Hi,

    I looked for Johnny Appleseed for you (and me :D) and found this working link:

    Nice collection you've posted.


    ps: if you need help with other stuff,
    just reply to this.... maybe I can help you.

    I will check your blog now and then.

  6. I would be so obliged if you could upload these links to rapidshare so I can download them using Flashget. Its so tedious downloading one by one from mediafire. Thanks in advance. You are doing a great job here as well as on the ACK blog. Im a fan for life

  7. deracinee: Sorry friend, only today I got your massage, although Srikanth had send new scans, I will download. I will be thankful to you, if you will cooperate.

    preeti: Dear Preeti! Sorry for late reply. In future I will upload zip links (multi files up to 100 MB in a link) along with single link. I started posting zip links from 50th post. Does this variant suit you?

  8. Dear Prabhat,
    Your website is a handsome tribute to an outstanding publication and the vision of an inspired publisher. Thank you for the kind acknowledgment.
    Very best wishes,
    William B. Jones Jr.

  9. William B. Jones Jr: Thanks for allowing me to publish your copyright materials in my blog. I'm honored with you visit.

  10. Dear Prabhat!,

    How do we thank you?

    That would be very difficult....

    Thanks for making these gems available to all!

  11. @comicos: Only today noted your comment. My goal for comics blogging is sharing/re-collecting all good comics friendly, which are not available or easily available in blogs.

  12. The Singing Donkey please, link is broken.

  13. Dear Sir, Any chance to get scans of the Moby Dick Illustrated Classics? These are the stories I grew up reading and I wanted to pass on to my kids, but are very difficult to find in print now. Thanks.

    1. Sorry, I read your comment on my earlier post. Kindly ignore. Leaving it here only in case some kindered soul has them and provides them to you.

  14. Thanks Sir for sharing these rare gems🙏🙏