In 1975, Disney decided to re-release Dr. Syn as a 75-minute feature film, and to tie into that, they commissioned Victoria Crume (aka Vic Crume) to write a novelisation of the film for young readers, something she had done before for other Disney properties and would do again.
I wanted to make an ebook version for personal use, so cleaning up a scan of the cover was in order.
Thanks to Kenneth Mourino for identifying Paul Wenzel as the cover artist. Wenzel also painted the portrait for the 1968 Walt Disney commemorative 6¢ US stamp, and worked for Disney for 42 years.
The interior ink illustrations were done by Joseph Guarino and the limits of budget meant they were printed in black & white. Thankfully, ebooks don’t have that restriction, and I always liked two-colour illustration, which was popular during the period. The same blue as the interior type was used to keep the design united.
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