Grahame Johnstone’s ‘Finding Out’ Fables

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The Grahame Johnstone Twins and the Finding Out Fables

Finding Out: A Modern Library of Education in Weekly Parts’ was a British weekly educational magazine for children, first published by Purnell & Sons Ltd in 1962.

The magazine was noted for its illustrations, which were by some of the top book illustrators of the day, including Angus McBride and Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone.

I have recently expanded my Grahame Johnstone twins illustrated bibliography with a new page that includes all the volumes of this magazine that included illustrations by the Grahame Johnstone twins, including several illustrations from stories within the volumes.

Most of the illustrated serials were written by Roger Lancelyn Green, and later published in book form. The illustrations are stunning, and the books are highly collectible. A Finding Out Treasury was also published, containing many of the most popular stories from the magazine’s publishing history.


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Anita Orme · 7 July 2021 at 3:43 pm

Hi Daisy I found your site after googling Stories from Hans Christian Andersen.I have a 1968 copy of the alternate cover (the one with the Little Match Girl) It’s a hard cover no marks, beautiful clear pictures.The spine is still there but lifted at the front.I would like to sell it and thought you might be interested

    Daisy · 8 July 2021 at 8:06 am

    Hi Anita – thanks so much for offering your book here, that’s really sweet of you 💕 Unfortunately, I am located in Australia and shipping is brutal. I suggest looking at eBay – there are quite a few collectors who have alerts on the Grahame Johnstone twins that might be looking for this edition. Good luck! Dx

      Anita orme · 8 July 2021 at 8:57 am

      hi daisy I know what you mean about postage I live on the Sunshine Coast in qld does this help thanks for your advice I am a retired teacher and have just started going through my story books as I have too many thanks again Anita

ruth williams · 4 September 2020 at 8:38 am

wow thanks for this ! I have been searching my brain for the name of this magazine I loved as a child, and the name Finding Out just popped into my head this morning – yes This Is It !!!!

    Daisy · 6 September 2020 at 7:50 am

    They really had such incredible illustrations in this magazine, I think that’s why it really stands out in people’s minds! Glad you found it again ?

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