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Alice in Wonderland: An Illustrated Bibliography

Introduction There are several hundreds of different illustrated versions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Including them all in this list would be a daunting task, and to my mind maybe not so useful, as some are much more beautiful than others. The illustrated bibliography below therefore Read more…

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Collecting Junior Deluxe Editions

Ahhh – who doesn’t love a stack of cheap and cheerful vintage children’s books? Do you know how many books there were in this classic series of the 1950s and 60s? And which ones have multiple covers, multiple illustrators, and even in one case two different authors? This video includes Read more…

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Spit, Spot, A Mary Poppins Comparison

Todays article is all about Mary Poppins. I’ll be reviewing some of the most beautiful editions of the books, and will also share a little trivia and discuss some of the differences between the books and the movies. Author Pamela Lyndon Travers was born Helen Lyndon Goff in 1899 in Read more…

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Muller’s Fairy Tales – A Complete Illustrated Bibliography

Introduction Welcome to my illustrated bibliography of all of the books in Frederick Muller’s Folk & Fairy Tales series (also known as the World Fairy Tales Collection). These books were published between the late 1950s to the early 1970s – mostly by Frederick Muller, but several were also published by Follett. The books Read more…

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Wordsworth’s Collector’s Editions of Classic Children’s Novels

Newly released last month is another delightful collection of hardcover classic children’s novels. These British Wordsworth colletor’s editions are very affordable volumes (hence, glued bindings, so perhaps not a long-term investment). They come in attractive bright colours with matching coloured end papers, and feature embossed gold and coloured blocking to enhance Read more…