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Children's Books and Their Illustrators   By: (1851-1898)

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Children's Books and Their Illustrators by Gleeson White is a timeless masterpiece that takes readers on a delightful journey into the world of children's literature and the talented artists behind it. White's deep understanding and appreciation for this genre are evident throughout the book, making it a must-read for anyone interested in the history and development of children's books.

The author presents a comprehensive overview of renowned illustrators, covering both the well-known and the lesser-known figures who have contributed significantly to the field. White's extensive research is evident in the wealth of information provided on each artist, including their background, influences, and noteworthy contributions. These insights allow readers to gain a deeper understanding of the illustrators' artistic styles and how they have shaped the landscape of children's literature.

Throughout the book, White's writing style is engaging and accessible, making it enjoyable for both casual readers and scholars alike. His descriptions and analyses of the illustrations are vivid, bringing to life the drawings and paintings being discussed. This makes the book immensely captivating, as readers can better appreciate the intricate details and artistic choices made by these talented individuals.

What sets this book apart is its inclusion of numerous high-quality reproductions of illustrations. The visual journey that accompanies White's writing enriches the reading experience and demonstrates the profound impact that illustrations have on enhancing children's books. From classic fairy tales to modern children's literature, the book covers a vast range of illustrators and their works, providing readers with a holistic understanding of the evolution of illustration over time.

Additionally, the book's organization is commendable, with each chapter focusing on a particular illustrator or period, providing readers with a clear structure to follow. This allows readers to explore specific eras or delve into their favorite illustrators, making it an excellent reference for anyone researching this subject matter.

While the book predominantly focuses on Western children's literature and illustrators, this does not detract from its overall value. The breadth and depth of information provided compensate for this limitation, ensuring that readers still gain a comprehensive understanding of the topic.

Overall, Children's Books and Their Illustrators by Gleeson White is a captivating and enlightening read. Its meticulous research, engaging writing style, and inclusion of stunning illustrations make it an indispensable resource for not only children's literature enthusiasts but also aspiring artists and illustrators keen on learning from the masters.

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THE INTERNATIONAL STUDIO =John Lane=, 140 Fifth Avenue, New York

Scribner's New Books for the Young

=Mrs. Burnett's famous Juveniles=

=With all the original Illustrations by Reginald B. Birch. 5 vols. Each 12mo $1.25.=

A writer in the Boston Post has said of Mrs. Burnett: "She has a beauty of imagination and a spiritual insight into the meditations of childhood which are within the grasp of no other writer for children," and these five volumes would indeed be difficult to match in child literature. The new edition is from new plates, with all the original illustrations by Reginald B. Birch, is bound in a handsome new cover. "Little Lord Fauntleroy," "Two Little Pilgrims' Progress," "Piccino and Other Child Stories," "Giovanni and the Other," "Sara Crewe," and "Little Saint Elizabeth and other Stories" (in one volume).

=Three New Volumes by G. A. Henty=

=Illustrated by Walter Paget and W. A. Margetson. Each 12mo $1.50=.

It would be a bitter year for the boys if Mr. Henty were to fail them with a fresh assortment of his enthralling tales of adventure, for, as the London Academy has said, in this kind of story telling, "he stands in the very first rank... Continue reading book >>

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