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Puffin V&A Children’s Classics

Puffin V&A Children’s Classics This collection of classic stories loved by adults and children alike is created through a partnership between Puffin/Penguin and the V&A (Victoria & Albert) Museum in London. The cover designs have been inspired by the distinct imagery of the English textile designer, artist and writer, William Read more…

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Beautiful Puffin Hardback Children’s Classics

Puffin Hardback Children’s Classics Beautiful Books Review: The 22 books in this series were published by Penguin between 2010 to 2019, with decorative whimsical series bindings created by Penguin designers including Daniela Jaglenka Terrazini and Matt Jones. The books in this series have been selected by Penguin’s editorial team to include Read more…

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Delightful Puffin Clothbound Children’s Classics

Puffin Clothbound Classics Penguin began publishing this series in late 2019, with decorative series bindings created by Penguin designers. The books in this series have been selected by Penguin’s editorial team to include classic children’s stories to inspire a lifelong love of reading – they focus particularly on English and American Read more…

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The Eerie Viking Art of Johan Egerkrans

Johan Egerkrans is the Swedish illustrator of a set of books on Norse Gods, Swedish fair folk, and creatures of world folklore. He combines a dark hard-edged imagination with the whimsy of Johan Bauer and Arthur Rackham.

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Grahame Johnstone Twins: Finding Out Magazine Bibliography

About ‘Finding Out’ Magazine ‘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. In 1967, the magazine amalgamated with its competitor Look and Learn. Prior to the amalgamation, it appeared every week Read more…

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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 Charles van Sandwyk

I’ve been collecting Charles van Sandwyk’s delightful handmade artist books for many years, and I’m thrilled to announce that I just finished putting together an illustrated guide that I hope will help other collectors track down his fantastic body of work…

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Collecting Charles van Sandwyk Artist Books

Charles van Sandwyk: A Guide for Collectors Charles van Sandwyk is one of my absolute favourite artists, and I have prepared the annotated bibliography and list of Charles van Sandwyk publications below as a guide for collectors. Price guides aren’t given because they vary wildly, but there are limitation numbers Read more…

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