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By: L. Leslie Brooke (1862-1940)

The Story of the Three Little Pigs by L. Leslie Brooke The Story of the Three Little Pigs

Leonard Leslie Brooke was a talented nineteenth/early twentieth century illustrator who also wrote some delightful children's books. He was well-known for his caricatures, portrait and landscape painting and sketches. He illustrated many children's books, especially those written by Andrew Lang. Some of his famous works are The Nursery Rhyme Book, The Golden Goose Book, Johnny Crow's Party and Ring O' Roses. The Story of the Three Little Pigs was published in 1904. Most readers would be familiar with this children's tale...

The Golden Goose Book by L. Leslie Brooke The Golden Goose Book

A charming little book full of the most gorgeous illustrations. We see a number of stories in which kindness is rewarded and selfishness is punished but Brooke squeezes a number of intriguing and quite bizarre twists and turns into the story so it is not nearly so predictable as you might imagine. Victorian moral fairy tales from a delightfully inventive mind.

Johnny Crow's Garden by L. Leslie Brooke Johnny Crow's Garden

A beautifully illustrated children’s picture book featuring Johnny Crow who made a garden in which a variety of animals do bizarre things in rhyme.

Johnny Crow's Party by L. Leslie Brooke Johnny Crow's Party

A beautifully illustrated children’s picture book. Listen to the narration while you read along viewing a variety of delightful animals doing strange things such as the kangaroo who tried to paint the roses blue. This is a follow up to Johnny Crow’s Garden.

Book cover The Nursery Rhyme Book
Book cover Little Bo-Peep A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book
Book cover The Tailor and the Crow An Old Rhyme with New Drawings
Book cover A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book With Drawings in Colour and Black and White
Book cover Golden Goose Book (version 2)

Here are four delightful fairy tales that have fascinated children and adults for centuries. Several, such as The Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs are well known and can be listened to with delight as each remembered and beloved part is come to. Others, such as The Golden Goose and Tom Thumb are not so well known and listening to them can be exciting because we do not know exactly what is to come as the story unfolds.


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