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James Mayhew May 21
is by Margaret Gordon for Elisabeth Beresford's "Wombles to the Rescue" (1974). This fine illustrator is often overlooked, not given due credit for her contribution to this famous series. Like many of this era! Beautiful line work! !
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James Mayhew May 20
is by Edward Ardizzone for "Paul, Hero of the Fire" (1948). I'm always fascinated at the difference between Ardizzone's B/W & colour work (which use line so sparingly). Somehow, even a catastrophe like a fire is elegant & charming in Ardizzone's hands.
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James Mayhew May 16
is by French war artist Alphonse de Neuville, who studied with Delacroix. Here's an engraved scene from an 1871 edition of Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, the thrilling chapter with the attack of the giant squid...
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James Mayhew 8h
One of the most popular posts ever was this iconic spread. It seems worth retweeting today as we all say farewell to this courageous, inspirational, warm wonderful wise woman...
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IETLibrary-Archives May 22
is this elaborate engraved frontispiece from Kircher's "Magneticum Naturae Regnum" 1667. Part of the Francis Ronalds of
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CreativeHistories Feb 11
How many generations of children have been traumatised by Heinrich Hoffman's 1845 cautionary tale 'Der Struwwelpeter'?
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christine shaw Feb 11
I love Inga Moore’s sensitively illustrations for Wind in the Willows - here are the carolling mice 💕
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Straight Talking English Feb 11
from William Blake. When you think you have half a coffee left... Then you see the cup is empty...
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Hazel Terry Feb 10
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Sepehr Feb 11
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The English Garden Feb 11
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Jane Matthews Feb 11
Edward Ardizzone’s Charlotte and Tim. Such perfect poses expressed in so few lines. And the colours are so ‘creamy’! My favourite illustrator of all time.
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Colin Smith Feb 11
Endpapers from the 1973 Rupert Annual by Alfred Bestall. As a child I wanted to be in this picture. I'm now 55. I still want to be in this picture.
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Jane Matthews Feb 12
Mathilde, illustrated by Posy Simmonds. This dog’s expression kills me everytime I look at it!
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Holly Cox Feb 11
When I was a little girl, I was enchanted and intrigued by Jill Barklem's incredibly detailed cross sections of tree houses in her Brambly Hedge books, and they are still a huge inspiration to me.
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Sepehr Feb 11
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Ian  Beck Feb 11
Another contribution there are far too many to choose from but the work of the wonderful Angela Barrett is a continuing delight this from the Hidden house
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James Mayhew May 15
I feel the need for some Tove Jansson today. Here's the Oshun Oxtra from Exploits of Moominpappa (1950). Fully eccentric & bonkers, a story bristling with invention. I was always fascinated with how Jansson depicted water with her line work. Astonishing!
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bookpenpals Feb 11
To celebrate a year of 's brilliant , we're running a giveaway! ONE copy of 's KATIE & THE STARRY NIGHT ONE copy of our own 's LUNA & THE MOON RABBIT Follow & RT for a chance to win! Ends 15/2
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Angela Cox Feb 11
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