Beedle the Bard Collection

The Many Illustrated Tales of Beedle the Bard – Illustrated Bibliography

Beedle the Bard Editions The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a fictional children’s storybook that was first mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and later written as a real book by JK Rowling. Two differently illustrated editions were released in the US and UK in October Read more…

Zahhak internal spread

Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King – Stunning Pop-up Book Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King by Ferdowsi Paper engineering:  Simon Arizpe | Illustrator: Hamid RahmanianPublication: Fantagraphics 2018► Where to buy: Book Depository or Amazon (US) About the book: This gorgeous pop-up book is based on the incredible illustrated Shahnameh that I reviewed earlier, Ahmad Sadri’s translation of the 1000 year old epic Persian poem by Ferdowsi. The Read more…


Shahnameh: The Stunning Epic of the Persian Kings

Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings by Ferdowsi Publication: 2nd “black box” edition, WW Norton & Co | 2017Other authors: Translated by Ahmad Sadri, Illustrated by Hamid Rahmanian, Foreword by Sheila Canby.Where to buy:► Cheapest options @ Book Depository or Amazon (US).► A signed version is also available from the makers direct (US only).► The first Read more… | wordsworth collectors editions full spread

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 collector’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 their Read more…