Donnerstag, 30. April 2015

Hope Dunlap: Illustrations for The Pied Piper of Hamlin by Robert Browning

Hope Dunlap was an American artist who was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1881. He is known for his illustrations of children's books: Grimm's Fairy Tales, The Little Lame Prince and His Travelling Cloak 1909, The Muffin Shop. Despite of several reprints of books with illustrations by Hope Dunlap, there isn't a lot of information on his life in the internet.

And bit the babies in the cradles

 At last the people in a body to the Town Hall came flocking

"Come in!" - the Mayor cried, looking bigger: And in did come the strangest figure!"

From street to street he piped advancing...

And step for step they followed dancing.

The little boys and girls ran merrily after.

The wonderful music with shouting and laughter.

 A wondrous portal opened wide.

 And never hear of that country more!

Dienstag, 28. April 2015

Walter Crane: Designs and Pictures for A Wonder Book Girls & Boys

A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys (1851) is a children's book written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne in which he rewrites myths from Greek mythology. It was followed by a sequel, Tanglewood Tales for Girls and Boys.
The stories are all stories within a story, the frame story being that a Williams College student, Eustace Bright, is telling these tales to a group of children at Tanglewood, an estate in Lenox, Massachusetts,  where Hawthorne lived for a time. (Wikipedia)
The book with illustrations by Walter Crane was published 1893.