Welcome to my online shrine to twin illustrators Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone. As a collector of the Grahame Johnstone’s work, one thing I found tricky is that several publications were put out by publishers with the same name but different contents (particularly by Dean – I’m looking side-eyed at you, fairy tale collections). This collector’s guide and complete illustrated bibliography is a complete catalogue of their work to help anyone looking for a particular book or story.
Where possible I have included images and links to vintage sellers for each of the works, as well short notes such as tables of contents if relevant. Some of the books are quite rare, so if you don’t see any results from a seller search, just be patient and come back to try again another day. The list is based on my own research and private collection, supplemented by an article by Betty and Anthony Reid in Book and Magazine Collector, No. 204, March 2001, and contributions by other collectors and lovers of their work over the years (e.g. the good folks at the Seven Stories Centre and March of Time books). If I have only read about an edition but not sighted it, the entry is marked with a “?”. If you can kindly provide an image of any of the missing covers (or if you notice any errors or omissions), please do share in the comments below.
The work of twin artists Anne and Janet Grahame Johnstone is absolutely delightful and widely collected, and probably very familiar to anyone who grew up in the 60s, 70s or 80s. The twins were born on 1 June 1928 to the painter and stage designer, Doris Zinkeisen, and her husband, Grahame Johnstone, a director of Johnnie Walker whisky and a captain in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
The Johnstone sisters’ popularity took off in the early 1950s, when they acquired a reputation as talented illustrators. They always worked together, passing drawings back and forth across their studio until both twins were satisfied with the final outcome. Janet specialised in animals and birds, while Anne focused on the period costumes that were a key feature of their work. Janet and Anne were also involved in a number of programmes for British television, including Charlie the Cat, the Flower Pot Men, Tai Lu, Andy Pandy, and adventures of the cowboy Ross Salmon, which also produced spin-off publications.
Tragically, Janet died as a result of smoke inhalation following a fire in the kitchen in 1979. Anne found herself unexpectedly responsible for the entire business previously shared with her sister, yet managed to honour all of their outstanding commissions. Anne continued to work on her own in the 1980s and 90s, right up until a few days before her death on 25 May 1998.
The twins were prolific illustrators and original artwork occasionally comes up for sale. Sadly I don’t own any, but when I see a beautiful piece come up, I’ll add a link here for collector’s. In the meantime, you can also jump over to this page to view a small gallery of their works.
Original art currently available: a stunning original painting of ‘The Elf-King’s Banquet‘
The Grahame Johnstone Twins Illustrated Bibliography
If you are a lover of their work, please say “hello” in the comments and share your favourite book! Or let us know if there is one you are trying desperately to find and see if a community member can help you. I certainly don’t have anywhere near all of their books (I wish!), but the favourites in my collection are the Purnell series written by Roger Lancelyn Green – it took me over ten years to track down the last one I needed in that series, and I was sooooo happy to finally have them all!
Because there are over two hundred books in the bibliography (and I’m mindful of potential bandwidth issues), you can sort the works by title or date, and limit the number of books that show up per page using the table tools below.
|Cover||Title & Purchase Link||Author||Publication||Notes|
|Tales from the Arabian Nights||Enid Blyton||1949: Latimer House||A collection of tales from the Arabian nights. |
Contents: The Rich Merchant and the Genie • The Fisherman and the King of the Black Isles • The Story of Sindbad the Sailor • Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp • The Enchanted Horse • Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
94p. Illustrated dust jacket over olive green boards. The later 1956 edition also has a black illustration of a youth with a hen on the front boards.
|Heidi||Johanna Spyri||1949: Heirloom Library||The tales of little orphan Heidi, who goes to live high in the Alps with her gruff grandfather. |
Part of the Heirloom Library series. Includes 6 colour plates and several b&w line drawings. Illustrated endpapers.
285p. Illustrated dust jacket over patterned boards.
|Collins Magazine Annuals||Collins Magazine||1950s: Collins||Vol 3 (1950): decorations for ‘The Eight Beautiful White Horses of Sin Yat’ by James Butler |
Vol 5 (1952): illustrations for ‘Phantom and Patch’ by Pamela Whitlock
|Struwwelpeter||Heinrich Hoffmann||1950: John Gifford||The German title translates as “shock-headed Peter” or “Shaggy Peter”, a collection of ten rhymed stories demonstrating disastrous consequences of misbehaviour. |
30p. Small quarto. Illustrated green boards, colour illustrations.
|Gulliver’s Travels||Jonathan Swift||1950s: Heirloom Library||A parody of the then popular travel narrative, the story combines Gulliver’s adventures with satire mocking English customs and the politics of the day. |
Part of the Heirloom Library collection. Colour frontispiece. Illustrated throughout with 7 full page colour and numerous b&w illustrations. 285p.
|The Water Babies||Charles Kingsley||1950s: Heirloom Library||This is the unabridged original version, a rewritten picture book was later published under the same title by Award. |
255pp, 8vo. Illustrated dust jacket over yellow patterned boards. 8 colour plates + b/w illustrations.
|Charlie the Cat: Listen With Mother Tales||Ada W. Orchard, edited by Jean Sutcliffe||1954: Adprint||A collection of tales to tie in with BBC Radio’s Listen With Mother broadcasts. |
Contents: Charlie the Cat’s Birthday • Gertie Goose’s New Hat • Charlie the Cat Meets a New Friend • Charlie the Cat Goes for a Picnic • Siam and Ginger Nutt
|Watch with Mother||Freda Lingstrom, editor||1955: Publicity Products||Multiple artists contributed to these volumes, based on a variety of BBC TV shows. The Johnstone twins produced artwork for the puppet series Charlie the Cat, Tai Lu, Andy Pandy and Bill and Ben the Flower Pot Men during the 1950s. |
|Your Pantomime Book||Patrick Barrington||1950s: Heirloom Library||Four favourite fairy tales retold by Barrington. |
Contents: Puss in boots • Babes in the Wood • Sleeping Beauty • Jack and the beanstalk
80pp, colour illustrations throughout. 27 x 21cm.
|Bill and Ben and the Potato Man||Maria Bird||1950s: Publicity Products||Bill & Ben encounter the potato man, which colour photos and illustrations by the twins.|
|Nursery Rhymes for Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men||Maria Bird||1950s: Publicity Products||Twirly book #4. Includes a rotating ‘twirly’ that brings a black line silhouette flowerpot character in front of the window.|
|Tai Lu’s Birthday Party||Shelagh Fraser & Billy Thatcher||1951: Publicity Products||Twirly Book #5. Includes a rotating ‘twirly’ that brings a black line silhouette cat in front of the window. |
Several of the twirly tales are also available in a BBC anthology of these stories.
|Tai-Lu Talking||Shelagh Fraser & Billy Thatcher||1952: Heinemann||Novelisation of the children’s radio programme about a Siamese cat.|
|Percy’s Pony Annual||C. Hope (ed)||1952: DJ Murphy||A collection of horsey fiction, articles and competition results. Illustrated dust jacket by the Grahame Johnstone twins.|
|Tales of Ancient Greece||Enid Blyton||1951: Latimer House||A collection of retold Greek tales. |
Contents: Pandora and the Whispering Box • Phaeton and the Sun-Horses • Proserpina and the King of the Underworld • The Maiden of the Laurel Tree • The Watchman With a Hundred Eyes • The Story of Echo and Narcissus • The King With the Golden Touch • The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice • Clytie, the Sunflower Maiden • The Story of Baucis and Philemon • The Statue That Came to Life •
The Story of Hyacinthus • The Barber Who Could Not Keep a Secret • The Story of Cupid and Psyche • The Wings of Icarus • Arion and the Dolphin • The Boastful Spinner
|Ross Salmon and the Horse Thieves||Ross Salmon||1950s: Adprint||Ross Salmon #1 – adventures of a cowboy picture book.|
|Ross Salmon’s Horse Race||Ross Salmon||1950s: Adprint||Ross Salmon #2 – adventures of a cowboy picture book.|
|Long Ago England||Ida Foulis||1950s: Ranelagh Press||A child’s history including many legends from the Ice Age to 1066. |
5 full page colour plates + b/w illustrations.
|This Land of Kings||Ida Foulis||1954: Ward Lock||A history of British Kings from William the Conquerer to Richard II. |
16 colour plates and b&w illustrations.
|The Hundred and One Dalmatians||Dodie Smith||1956: Heinemann|
1976: Piccolo (paperback)
1989: Chancellor (omnibus with The Starlit Barking)
|A children’s story about the kidnapping of a family of Dalmatian puppies.
Maps and internal b&w illustrations.
*The Chelsea Bindery did some amaaaazing versions of this book – I’ll link to a few below (be warned, they are gorgeous but pricey)
|The Black Whippet||S. Sutton-Vane||1957: Viking Press, US||Evan Johnson, the protagonist, has only his black whippet dog, Bard, left in the world after the death of his father. After winning an important dog race, he fins a new family.
Internal b/w illustrations.
|Minka and Curdy||Antonia White||1957: Harvill Press 1957|
1970: Harvill Press
|A writer is seduced by the charms of two very different kittens: marmalade Curdy, lively and mischievous, and Siamese Minka, imperious in manner and in gesture.
Internal b/w illustrations.
Also published by Virago 1992 (paperback).
|Andy Pandy’s Annual||BBC||1959: Purnell||A selection of stories from the BBC television programme ‘Watch With Mother’|
|Crossing the Road||John Pudney||1958: Antelope Books||Children’s fiction.|
|Hilary’s Tune||Vivian Ellis||1960: Max Parrish||Hilary Series #1: A young boy follows the tune in his head, even though it usually leads him into mischief.
Internal b/w illustrations.
|Rainbow’s Pop-up Book||Diana Marr-Johnson||1960: Dean||A pop-up book about a little boy with multi-coloured yarn hair who comes to earth via a slide down the rainbow, and stays until the next rainbow takes him back to Rainbow Land.|
|Eight Rainbow Tales||Diana Marr-Johnson||1960: Dean||Stories about a boy who comes from Rainbow Land, including The lucky Truant, A Present for Rainbow, The Artist and more.|
|New Tales from Grimm||Ruth Michaelis-Jena||1960: Chambers 1960||A fairy tale collection. Contents: Hurleburlebutz • The Simpleton • The Wooden Horse • A Tall Story • Hans Frank • The Princess on the Glass Mountain • The Moon and Her Mother • The Lion and the Frog • Why Dogs Sniff One Another • Why Dogs Dislike Cats and Cats Dislike Mice • The Craft Wolf • The Nightingale and the Slow-Worm • Master Ever Ready • The Musicians • Beautiful Catharinella • The Manikin • The Old Witch • The Willow Wren • The Soldier and the Joiner • The Worker and the Drone • The Sentry and the Princess • Two Brothers in Fortune • Dead Man’s Thanks • Ill Luck • The Prince Who Was Bewitched • The Phoenix • The Robber and His Sons • Two Children in a Famine • The Golden Duck • Our Lady of Sorrows • The Faithful Little Dove • The Faithful Wife • Prince Swan • The Ogre • The Lovely Florandine • The Devil and the Three Soldiers • Simple Hans • Death and the Goose-Herd • The Three Sisters|
|Robin Magazine||Robin Magazine||1950s-1960s: Hulton Press||The sisters contributed quite a body of work to Robin Magazine, regularly drawing TV favourites like Andy Pandy and the Flowerpot Men, as well as adapting fairy stories such as ‘The Water Babies’ and ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’. The magazines had multiple contributors.
1958 Annual (vol 6): Andy Pandy (#1-52); Bill and Ben the Flower-pot Men (#1-52); and Alice in Wonderland (#39-52).
1959 Annual (vol 7): Andy Pandy (#1-46); Bill and Ben the Flower-pot Men (#1-46); and Alice in Wonderland (#1-7).
1961 Annual (vol 9): Andy Pandy (#1-52); Bill and Ben the Flower-pot Men (#1-52); Goldenmane (#1-11): The Enchanted Book (#12-22): The Magic Cockerel (#23-30); Snow White and the Red Rose (#31-34); and The Magic Coffee Mill (#35-41).
1967 Annual: (vol 15): Andy Pandy (#1-52); Bill and Ben the Flower-pot Men (#1-52); and Princess Tai-Lu (#1-18).
|The Family at Home||Chambers Publishing||1960: Chambers||Bluebird Picture Book #1|
|Robin’s Book||Chambers Publishing||1960: Chambers||Bluebird Picture Book #2|
|Betty’s Book||Chambers Publishing||1960: Chambers||Bluebird Picture Book #3 (Note that cover design provided here is from their archives, and may differ slightly from the final version printed)|
|?||Picture Stories||Chambers Publishing||1960: Chambers||Bluebird Picture Book #4|
|What are they doing?||Chambers Publishing||1960: Chambers||Bluebird Picture Book #5|
|?||Our work at school||Chambers Publishing||1960: Chambers||Bluebird Picture Book #6|
|Our little house||Chambers Publishing||1960: Chambers||Bluebird Picture Book #7|
|?||Find Another||Chambers Publishing||1960: Chambers||Bluebird Picture Book #8|
|?||Playing Games||Elise Gwendoline Davies||1961: Chambers||Bluebird Books Main Series #1|
|Toys and Pets||Elise Gwendoline Davies||1961: Chambers||Bluebird Books Main Series #2|
|Happy Days||Elise Gwendoline Davies||1961: Chambers||Bluebird Books Main Series #3|
|?||The Children’s Story Book||Elise Gwendoline Davies||1961: Chambers||Bluebird Books Main Series #4|
|Fun at Merry Ferry||Elise Gwendoline Davies||1961: Chambers||Bluebird Books Main Series #5|
|Robin Bible Stories of the Old Testament||Marcus Morris||1961: Longacre Press||Twenty-four Old Testament Bible stories retold for younger readers.
Internal b&w illustrations.
|Robin Bible Stories of the New Testament||Marcus Morris||1961: Longacre Press||Twenty-four New Testament Bible stories retold for younger readers.
Internal b&w illustrations.
|Hilary’s Holidays||Vivian Ellis||1961: Max Parrish||Hilary Series #2: Hilary has adventures on holiday in Switzerland, in the West Country at the Butlins and for Christmas in London.
Internal B/w illustrations.
|Dean’s Gold Medal Book of Rhymes||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1961: Dean|
|Dean’s Gold Medal Book of Rhymes Series #1
An illustrated collection of classic nursery rhymes, such as Ring-a-Ring o’ Roses, Jack and Jill, Little Bo-Peep and Hey-Diddle-Diddle.
36 pages, first edition is illustrated boards over 1/8 cloth binding. Later edition has revised cover to match the second in the series.
|My Beautiful Book of Bedtime Fairy Tales||Playmore Inc||c1961: Playmore NY||My Beautiful Book of… series
19p. 28cm. Excerpted from earlier Dean publications.
Contents: Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, The Princess and the Pea.
|My Beautiful Book of Favorite Fairy Tales||Playmore Inc||c1961: Playmore NY||My Beautiful Book of… series
19p. 28cm. Excerpted from earlier Dean publications.
Contents: Little Red Riding Hood, Tom Thumb, The Frog Prince.
|My Beautiful Book of Happy Nursery Rhymes||Playmore Inc||c1961: Playmore NY||My Beautiful Book of… series
19p. 28cm. Excerpted from earlier Dean publications.
Contents include: Little mer-children, Little Boy, Where do all the snowmen go, Little Betty Blue and Autumn Winds.
|My Beautiful Book of Favorite Rhymes||Playmore Inc||c1961: Playmore NY||My Beautiful Book of… series
19p. 28cm. Excerpted from earlier Dean publications.
Contents include: Pease Pudding Hot, Pat-A-Cake, Sing a Song of Sixpence, Jack be Nimble and Diddle Diddle Dumpling.
|My Beautiful Book of Fairy Tales and Rhymes||Playmore Inc||c1961: Playmore NY||My Beautiful Book of… series
28cm. Excerpted from earlier Dean publications.
Contents: Sleeping Beauty, Humpty Dumpty, Rub a Dub Dub, Jack and Jill, Little Boy Blue, Little Bo-Peep, and Thumbelina.
|My Beautiful Book of Very First Fairy Tales and Rhymes||Playmore Inc||c1961: Playmore NY||My Beautiful Book of… series.
28cm. Excerpted from earlier Dean publications.
Contents: Goldilocks and the three bears, Georgie Porgie, Simple Simon, See-saw, Hey Diddle Diddle, Old Woman in a shoe, Puss-in-boots.
|Peter Pipkin||Rosemary Garland||1962: Young World Productions|
|Sing a Song of Playtime||Rosemary Garland||1962: Young World Productions|
|The Arabian Nights||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1963: Ward Lock||Contents: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves • The Sleeper awakened • The Merchant and the Genie • Aladdin: or the Wonderful Lamp • The Talkative Barber • Sindbad the Sailor • The Enchanted Horse.|
|Dean’s Gold Medal Book of Rhymes No. 2||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1963: Dean||Dean’s Gold Medal Book of Rhymes Series #3
An illustrated collection of classic nursery rhymes.
36 pages, first edition is illustrated boards over 1/8 cloth binding.
|Tales of Brave Adventure||Enid Blyton||1963: Dean||A collection of adventure tales, excerpted from Enid Blyton’s Robin Hood Book and The Knights of the Round Table (Latimer House, 1949/50).
Cover art by the Grahame Johnstone twins. Internal b&w illustrations are by Joyce Johnson and Kathleen Gell.
|Tales of the Greeks and Trojans||Roger Lancelyn Green||1963: Purnell||Purnell Myths & Legends Series #1|
|The Finding Out Treasury||Finding Out Treasury||1964: Purnell||*The sisters illustrated several folk-tale adaptations that were serialised in the weekly part-work titled Finding Out, which were later issued as stand-alone books. You can see all their illustrations for this publication here.
This book is a treasury of many stories in the magazine, but only a few are illustrated by the twins.
|Dean’s Gold Medal Book of Fairy Tales||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1964: Dean||Contents: Cinderella • Sleeping Beauty • Babes in the Wood • Puss in Boots|
|Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins||Walt Disney||1964: Young World Productions (A Gold Token Book)|
|Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins Picture Book||Walt Disney||1964: Young World Productions (A Gold Token Book)|
|Myths from Many Lands||Roger Lancelyn Green||1965: Purnell||Purnell Myths & Legends Series #2|
|The Emperor’s New Clothes||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1965: Nelson|
|Dean’s gold medal book of fairy tales No. 2||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1965: Dean||Contents: Hansel and Gretel • Aladdin • Beauty and the Beast|
|Dean’s Gift Book of Nursery Rhymes||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1965: Dean|
|French language edition: Jolis contes et belles rimes, deux coqs d’or, 1982
|Tales of Long Ago||Enid Blyton||1965: Dean||A collection of myths and legends, excerpted from Tales of Ancient Greece and Tales from the Arabian Nights (Latimer House 1951), with b&w illustrations by the Grahame Johnstone twins|
|The Pirates of Penzance||W.S. Gilbert, retold by Jean Blashfield||1965: Nelson / Franklin Watts||Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Series / Curtain Raiser series|
|The Mikado||W.S. Gilbert, retold by Martha Mearns||1965: Nelson / Franklin Watts||Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Series / Curtain Raiser series|
|ABC of Nature||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1966: Dean|
|Sir Lancelot of the Lake||Roger Lancelyn Green||1966: Purnell||Purnell Myths & Legends Series #3|
|Folk Tales of the World||Roger Lancelyn Green||1966: Purnell||Purnell Myths & Legends Series #4|
|HMS Pinafore||W.S. Gilbert, retold by Martha Mearns||1966: Nelson / Franklin Watts||Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Series / Curtain Raiser series|
|Iolanthe||W.S. Gilbert, retold by Jean Blashfield||1966: Nelson / Franklin Watts||Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Series / Curtain Raiser series|
|The Gondoliers||W.S. Gilbert, retold by Jean Blashfield||1966: Nelson / Franklin Watts||Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Series / Curtain Raiser series|
|The Yeomen of the Guard||W.S. Gilbert, retold by Martha Mearns||1966: Nelson / Franklin Watts||Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Series / Curtain Raiser series|
|Dick Whittington||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1967: Blackie||An early reader version of the tale.
Alternate cover (cover is by a different artist, but the internal illustrations are by the twins):
|Dean’s Gift Book of Fairy Tales||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1967: Dean||1967 Contents: Cinderella, Babes in the Wood, Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, Tom Thumb, Hansel and Gretel, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast.
*A Loganberry post on anthologies notes a different set of contents for a 1968 edition of this book, but I have never seen this anywhere else. I include details here for completeness: Alternative 1968 Contents: The little mermaid, the six sillies, the princess on the glass hill, Felicia and the pot of pinks, the frog prince, the three dwarfs, the nightingale, old mother frost, the white cat, Snow-white and Rose-red, Thumbelina, the princess and the swineherd.
|Jack and Jill Nursery Rhymes||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1967: Purnell|
|?||Here Is A Car||June Melser||1967: Collins minibook|
|?||Look at Me||June Melser||1967: Collins minibook|
|?||Here is a Bird||June Melser||1967: Collins minibook|
|The Starlight Barking||Dodie Smith||1967: Heinemann |
1970: Puffin (paperback)
|Sequel to One Hundred and One Dalmatians|
|Dean’s Gold Medal Book of Rhymes No. 3||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1967: Dean||Dean’s Gold Medal Book of Rhymes Series #3
An illustrated collection of classic nursery rhymes, including Pat-a-Cake and Peter, Peter Pumpkin-Eater.
|The Horse-Lover’s Leisure Book||Genevieve Murphy||1968: Purnell||*I have seen this work listed in other bibliographies as the Horse Lover’s Treasury by Murphy/Souvenir Press 1963, but I think there is some confusion about it – the Treasury edition I found does not seem to be illustrated by them, while the Leisure book does…|
|The Man Who Was Magic||Paul Gallico||1968: Pan (paperback)||(Note: the hardback featured a different illustrator.)|
|Dean’s Gold Medal Book of Rhymes No. 4||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1968: Dean||Dean’s Gold Medal Book of Rhymes Series #4
An illustrated collection of classic nursery rhymes, including Girls And Boys Come Out To Play, Wynken Blynken and Nod, and This Is The House That Jack Built.
|Jason and the Golden Fleece||Roger Lancelyn Green||1968: Purnell||Purnell Myths & Legends Series #5|
|Merlin’s Magic||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1968: Young World Productions|
|Ancient Greece||Michael W Dempsey||1968: MacDonald Junior Reference Library|
|Greek Myths and Legends||Michael W Dempsey||1968: MacDonald Junior Reference Library||A collection of brief accounts of well-known stories from Greek mythology.
Contents: The World of Greek Mythology • The Reign of Cronus • The Reign of Zeus • Greek Myths and Legends A to Z • The Names of Gods and Goddesses • Gazetteer of Ancient Greece
63p. Includes colour illustrations.
|Little One’s Prayers pop-up book||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1968: Dean|
|Alice in Wonderland||Lewis Carroll||1968: World Distributors||Alternate cover:
|A Child’s Book of Prayers||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1968: Dean|
|Nursery Rhyme Treasury||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1968: Young World Productions||Contents include: Ding Dong Bell, Higgledy Piggledy, My Pretty Maid, Tom He Was a Piper’s Son, Pease Porridge, Old King Cole
*also listed elsewhere as “A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes” and “My Treasury Book of Nursery Rhymes”
|Stories from Hans Christian Andersen||Mae Broadley||1968: World Distributors||Contents: The Wild Swans • The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep • The Nightingale • The Bell • What the Moon Saw • The Little Match Girl • Little Tuk • Quite True • The Red Shoes • The Little Mermaid
German language edition Märchen von Hans Christian Andersen, Whitman Verlag
|Manxmouse||Paul Gallico||1968: Heinemann |
1972: Piccolo (paperback)
|The Pied Piper of Hamelin||Robert Browning||1969: Dean|
|My Rhyme Book of Nursery Folk||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1969: Young World Productions|
|The Best Cat Stories||John Montgomery, editor||1969: McGraw-Hill |
1969: Pan (paperback)
|Seven Rainbow Tales||Mafia Stevens||1969: Dean|
|Rainbow the Cook pop-up book||Mafia Stevens||1969: Dean|
|Nursery Rhymes||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1969: Young World Productions||Contents: Ring-a-ring o’ Roses • Mary Had a Little Lamb • Ride a cock-horse • Ladybird, Ladybird • The Crooked Man • Bye, baby Bunting • Simple Simon • Georgie Porgie • Mary, Mary • Little boy blue • Little Bo-Peep • Tom, Tom the Piper’s Son • Polly Flinders • Humpty, Dumpty • Hickory, Dickory Dock • Boys and Girls Come Out to Play • Sing a Song of Sixpence • Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling • Curly Locks • Rock-a-bye Baby • Little Jack Horner • There was a Little Girl • Tommy Tucker • Hey, diddle diddle, • What are Little Girls made of? • Little Miss Muffett • To bed, to bed • Cock-a-doodle doo • Jack be Nimble • Polly put the Kettly on • See-saw Margery Daw • Pussy cat, Pussy cat • Cobbler, Cobbler • The Little Nut Tree • Wee Willie Winkie • The Mulberry Bush • Twinkle, twinkle, little star|
|Happy Ever After||Magdalene Martin||1969: Young World Productions||Six stories about what happened to Cinderella, Beanstalk Jack, the clothes of the Emperor, Aladdin’s Grandson, the problems of the Prince who used to be a frog and the strange goings-on in the wicked Queen’s deserted palace.|
|Pony Magazine Annuals||CEG Hope (ed)||1960s-1970s: Max Parrish & Co||The sisters contributed a number of illustrations for Pony Magazine across several decades of publication.
1963: illustrations for ‘The Black Colt’ by Carol Vaughan (J+A)
1964: illustrations for ‘The Chariot Race’ by D Hamilton Ross (J+A)
1971: illustrations for ‘The Horse-King and the Merchant’ by Marion Anste (J)
1972: illustrations for ‘The Challenge’ by Elisabeth Eastwood (J)
1973: illustrations for ‘The Golden Fleece’ by Freda Warrington (J+A)
1974: illustrations for ‘The Legend of Bucephalus’ by Carolyn Gilbert (J+A)
1975: illustrations for ‘The Prince and the Donkey’ by Mary Holmes (J)
1980: illustrations for ‘Royal White Surrey’ by Derek Taylor (J)
|Pony Club Annuals||Genevieve Murphy||1960s-1970s: Purnell||1968: illustrations for ‘A Matter of Background’ by Primrose Cumming (J)
1970: illustrations for ‘Bridle Path or War Path’ by Primrose Cumming (J)
1971: illustrations for ‘A Horrible Horsy Daughter’ by Josephine Pullein-Thompson (J)
1972: illustrations for ‘The Scavenger Hunt’ by Josephine Pullein-Thompson (J)
1977: illustrations for ‘Foreigners Are Different’ by Carol Vaughan (J)
|A Book of Children’s Names||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1969: Dean||An excerpt from A Book of Children’s Rhymes, using just the illustrated names from the longer publication|
|My Days of the Week Book||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1970: Young World Productions|
|Ormeau 1970-1971||Ormeau Bakery||1970: Ormeau Bakery||An illustrated Belfast bakery promotional leaflet|
|My Baby Jesus pop-up book||A.E. Passmore||1970: Dean|
|Christmas Carols Pop-up Book||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1970: Dean|
|The Befana’s Toyshop||Gianni Rodari||1970: Dent||First published in Italy in 1964 under the title of ‘La Freccia Azzurra’|
|My Picture Book of Animals||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1970: Dean|
|Pussy Cat Nursery Rhymes||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1970: Dean|
|Puppy Dog Nursery Rhymes||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1970: Dean|
|Nursery Rhyme Treasury||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1970: Young World Productions||Contents: Ding Dong Bell • Higgledy, Piggledy • Four and Twenty Tailors • One, Two • My Pretty Maid • One a Penny, Two a Penny • Baa, Baa, Black Sheep • Three Wise Men of Gotham • How Many Miles to Babylon • I Love Little Pussy • If I had as Much Money • Pat-a-cake • Goosey Goosey Gander • Peter Piper • The North Wind Doth Blow • Three Blind Mice • The Man in the Wilderness • Tom He Was a Piper’s Son • Solomon Grundy • The King of France • Old Mother Hubbard • Cross Patch • Please to Remember • This Little Pig • A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go • Tell Tale Tit • Thirty Days Hath September • Who Killed Cock Robin? • As I was Going to St Ives • Oranges and Lemons • The Lion and the Unicorn • Jack Sprat • The Queen of Hearts • Daffy-Down-Dilly • Rain • The House that Jack Built • Pease Porridge • Old King Cole
|Dean’s Gold Star Book of Fairy Tales||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1970: Dean|
|Contents: Little Ida’s flowers • The steadfast tin soldier • The happy family • Ole Luckoie: or the dustman.|
|Tales from the Brothers Grimm||Mae Broadley||1971: World Distributors||A Grimm fairy tale collection. Contents: Jorinda and Jorindel • The Willow Wren • The Fisherman and his Wife • Mrs Owl • King Grisly-Beard • The Friendship of the Cat and the Mouse • Clever Grethel • The Elfin Grove • The Woodcutter’s Daughter|
|Tales of Ancient Greece||Mae Broadley||1971: World Distributors||Contents: In the Beginning • Pandora’s Box • Phaethon and the Chariot of the Sun • The Story of Echo and Narcissus • Orpheus and the Underworld • The Men Who Flew Like Birds • The Sword of Damocles • Jason and the Golden Fleece|
|The Story of Maude Reed||Norah Lofts||1971: Transworld Carousel Books|
|A girl living in England in the Middle Ages wants to become a wool merchant but is sent, instead, to a castle in Sussex to learn to be a lady.
The UK paperback has internal line drawings by the Grahame Johnstone twins. The US hardcover has a cover image by Ned Glattauer, but retains the internal illustrations by the twins.
|A Child’s Garden of Verse||Robert Louis Stevenson||1971: Dean|
|Dean’s New Gift Book of Nursery Rhymes||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1971: Dean||76 pages of nursery rhymes.
French editions: Douces comptines et beaux refrains, Rondes des villes et rimes des champs and Jolies rondes et ritournelles
|Bible Stories for Children||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1971: Dean||Eight New Testament Stories retold for children|
|Prayers for Children||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1971: Dean|
|Another Book of Fairy Tales||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1971: Dean||Contents: Rumpelstiltskin • Jack & The Beanstalk • The Frog Prince • The Princess & The Pea|
|The Enchanted Wood||Enid Blyton||1971: Dean||The deluxe illustrated edition was actually released later, in 1979.|
|Nursery Rhymes Old & New||Martin Winbolt-Lewis||1972: Dean||30 pages of nursery rhymes
*I’ve seen this listed elsewhere as ‘Nursery Rhymes New & Old’, but haven’t been able to source a book of that name.
|Dean’s Gift Book of Nursery Rhymes Old and New||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1972: Dean||58 pages of nursery rhymes.
*A number of the rhymes and illustrations in this edition were previously published in “Nursery Rhymes Old and New”, and “Gold Star Book of Ride-a-Cock-Horse Nursery Rhymes”
|Another Book About Jesus||Elizabeth Ashley||1972: Dean|
|Youngsters’ Prayers||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1972: Dean|
|The White Cat||Marie-Catherine D’Aulnoy||1972: Dean|
|Dean’s Gift Book of Pussy and Puppy Nursery Rhymes||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1972: Dean||An omnibus of the earlier Pussy and Puppy rhyme collections.|
|?||Legends of Olympia / Apo tous thrylous tēs Olympias||Cleanthis Paleologos||1969: [Athens]|
|Available in Greek and English. Also reproduced chapter by chapter in the Olympic Review magazine, volumes
64-100. The image provided is from the magazine.
|?||My rhyme book of nursery land||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1972: Young World Productions|
|My Play Book of Nursery Friends||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1972: Young World Productions||The two front boards open to reveal 12 well known nursery rhyme characters on each subsequent board and the back board depicts a montage of all 12 characters together.|
|Rupert Hatton’s Story||Nora Lofts||1972: Carousel|
|In eighteenth-century England, a boy’s passion for the violin, despite his father’s opposition, causes a disaster which results in a totally new life.
The Carousel paperback edition is titled “Rupert Hatton’s Tale”.
|Dean’s Gold Star Book of Rhymes||1973: Nelson||30 pages of rhymes, including It’s Raining, It’s Pouring, Oranges and Lemons, and Yankee Doodle.|
|A – Apple pie||1973: Dean||*aka ‘Apple Pie ABC’, or ‘A Apple Pie B Bit It’|
|Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone’s Gift Book of Fairy Tales||1973: Dean||Contents: Little Red Riding Hood • Mother Goose • Hop o’ my Thumb • Goldilocks and the Three Bears • The Three Little Pigs • Rumpelstiltskin • Jack and the Beanstalk • The Frog Prince • The Princess and the Pea.
French language edition:
|Encyclopaedia of Driving||Sallie Walrond||1974: Horse Drawn Carriages Ltd|
|Mulberry Bush Book of Nursery Rhymes||Alan Blackwood||1974: Nelson|
|Dean’s Book of Famous Fairy Tales, after Hans Andersen||1974: Dean||Contents: Thumbelina • The Top & the Ball • The Darning Needle • Blockhead Hans|
|More Carols Pop-up Book||1974: Dean|
|More Prayers for Children||1974: Dean|
|Dean’s Gift Book of Bible Stories||1974: Dean||A collection of Bible stories for children.
French language edition: Belles histoires de la bible – Nouveau testament
Italian language edition: Racconti dal Vangelo, Paoline 1985
|Dean’s Gold Star Book of Ride-A-Cock Horse Nursery Rhymes||1975: Dean|
|Gift Book of Prayers for Children||1975: Dean||French language edition:
Italian language edition: Le Preghiere Dei Bambini, Edizioni Paoline, 1979
|Tales from Everywhere||Mae Broadley||1975: World Distributors||A world fairy tale collection.
Contents: The Fairy Fishermen (Maori)• The Swans of Islay (Scottish) • The Way Things Happen (Mexico) • The Story of Semerwater (Yorkshire) • The Two Brothers and the Little Mother (Australia) • How the Tribes Began (Nigeria) • The Dog’s Will (Persia/Iran) • The Chatterbox (Russia) • A friend for Man (Africa) • The Story of the White Snake Lady (China) • The Magic Harp (Scandinavia/Norway) • Hudden and Dudden and Donald McGrath (Ireland)
|Miracle in the Wilderness||Paul Gallico||1975: Heinemann|
|Miracle in the Wilderness Limited Edition (linen binding or de luxe leather binding)||Paul Gallico||1975: Whittington Press|
|Tales from Animal Land||Mae Broadley||1975: World Distributors||A collection of short animal tales.
Contents includes: Birds of Many Colours, The Fox & The Crane, The Cat’s Apprentice, The Woodcock & The Fox
|Gift Book of Hans Andersen Fairy Tales||1975: Dean||Contents: Little Ida’s Flowers • The steadfast tin soldier • The happy family • Ole Luckoie or the dustman • The little match girl • Thumbelina • The Top & the Ball • The Darning Needle • Blockhead Hans
French language edition: Les plus beaux contes d’Andersen
|Happy Days Stories||1976: Dean||Little One’s Readers Series. Cover illustration only.|
|Leisure Time Tales||1976: Dean||Little One’s Readers Series. Cover illustration only.|
|Young Folk Tales||1976: Dean||Little One’s Readers Series. Cover illustration only.|
|Playtime Tales||1976: Dean||Little One’s Readers Series. Cover illustration only.|
|New Little Prayers Pop-up book||1976: Dean|
|Little Jesus Pop-up Book||1976: Dean|
|Dean’s Gold Star Book of Cowboys||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1976: Dean|
|‘The Story Board’: The Soldier & The Tinder Box|
|Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1976: Northway||A magnetic story board and illustrated figures that came with a storybook and instructions on when and where to place the figures on the board.|
|[Dean’s] A Book of Fairy Tales||1977: Playmore||An omnibus of several prior Dean fairy tale publications: Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales, Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone Gift Book of Fairy Tales, Gift Book of Fairy Tales and The White Cat.
Contents: Little Red Riding Hood, Mother Goose, Hop O’ My Thumb, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, Rumpelstiltskin, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Frog Prince, The Princess and the Pea, The White Cat, Little Ida’s Flowers, Ole Luckoie or the Dustman, Thumbelina, The Top and the Ball, The Darning Needle, Blockhead Hans, Sleeping Beauty, Puss in the Boots, Tom Thumb, Hansel and Gretel, and Babes in the Wood.
|Dean’s Mother Goose Book of Rhymes||1977: Playmore||An omnibus of several prior Dean nursery rhyme publications: The Gift Book of Nursery Rhymes, the New Gift Book of Nursery Rhymes, and the Gift Book of Pussy & Puppy Nursery Rhymes.|
|Dean’s Gold Star Book of Indians||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1977: Dean|
|Toytime Tales||1977: Dean||Little One’s Readers Series. Cover illustration only.|
|Twilight Tales||1977: Dean||Little One’s Readers Series. Cover illustration only.|
|Time to Play Tales||1977: Dean||Little One’s Readers Series. Cover illustration only.|
|Bedtime Tales||1977: Dean||Little One’s Readers Series. Cover illustration only.|
|Supreme Book of Bible Stories||Virginia Salmon||1977: Dean|
|Supreme Book of Children’s Prayers||1977: Dean|
|Bible Stories and Prayers for Children||1978: Dean|
1989: Treasure Press / Dean
|“I Can” series||Ronald Ridout||1978: Purnell||A collection of beginning readers. Cover here for ‘I Can See’.
|The Midnight Kittens||Dodie Smith||1978: W.H. Allen|
|A Book of Children’s Rhymes||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1978: Dean||A collection of children’s rhymes, written and illustrated by the Grahame Johnstones, presented in alphabetical order.
|A Book of Children’s Rhymes and Verse||1978: Playmore||An omnibus reprint of the original Dean books: ABC Apple Pie, ABC Nursery Rhymes, Nursery Rhymes Old And New, and The Pied Piper Of Hamelin.
|Dean’s Gift Book of Cowboys and Indians||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1979: Dean|
|Little Tots’ Book of Nursery Rhymes||1979: Dean||‘Dean’s Board Book’ series
French language edition: Belles comptines pour s’amuser
|Little One’s Book of Nursery Rhymes||1979: Dean||‘Dean’s Board Book’ series
French language edition: Belles comptines pour danser
|Toddler’s book of nursery rhymes||1979: Dean||‘Dean’s Board Book’ series
|Tinies book of nursery rhymes||1979: Dean||‘Dean’s Board Book’ series
French language edition: Belles comptines pour rire
|The Wonderful Story of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs||1979: Dean||‘Dean’s Board Book’ series
|The Wonderful Story of Sleeping Beauty||1979: Dean||‘Dean’s Board Book’ series
|The Wonderful Story of Puss in Boots||1979: Dean||‘Dean’s Board Book’ series
|The Wonderful Story of Cinderella||1979: Dean||‘Dean’s Board Book’ series
|Ten Little Dogs||1979: Brimax Books|
|The Enchanted Wood – De Luxe Edition||Enid Blyton||1979: Dean|
1985: Dean / Budget
|The 1981 version is also large-format, but has the different cover below:
|Christmas Carols||1979: Dean||Dean Christmas Board Books
French language edition: La veillée de Noël
|Santa’s Toy Shop||1979: Dean||Dean Christmas Board Books
French language edition: Les jouets du pere Noël
|The Night Before Christmas||1979: Dean||Dean Christmas Board Books
French language edition: Les surprises de Noël
|Santa Claus is Coming to Town||1979: Dean||Dean Christmas Board Books
French language edition: Le voyage de père noël
|A Gift Book of Enchanting Fairy Tales||1980: Dean||Contains: Little Red Riding Hood, Mother Goose, Hop o’ My Thumb, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, Rumpelstiltskin, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Frog Prince, The Princess and the Pea, Little Ida’s Flowers, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Happy Family, Ole Luckoie: or the Dustmas, The Little Match Girl, Thumbelina, The Top and the Ball, The Darning Needle, and Blockhead Hans.|
|An Enchanting Book of Nursery Rhymes||Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone||1980: Dean||A number of the illustrations previously appeared in Dean’s New Gift Book of Nursery Rhymes (1971) and Dean’s Gift Book of Pussy and Puppy Nursery Rhymes (1972)|
|Breaking a Horse to Harness: Step-by-step Guide||Sallie Walrond||1981: Pelham Books|
|Bible Stories for Children||1981: Ideals Publishing Group|
|Prayers for Children||1981: Ideals Publishing Group|
|My Best Book of Rhymes||Alan Blackwood||1981: Award|
|Christian Nursery Rhymes||Beverly Rae Charette||1982: Ideals Publishing Group|
|Hey Diddle Diddle||Anne Grahame Johnstone||1982: Readers Digest/Mothercare||Released in a boxed set of 6 small format books as ‘My First Library‘.|
|My Pop-up Book ABC||Anne Grahame Johnstone||1982: Dean||Dean’s De-luxe Pop-Up Books|
|My Pop-up Book of Baby Animals||Anne Grahame Johnstone||1982: Dean||Dean’s De-luxe Pop-Up Books|
|My Pop-up Book of Nursery Rhymes||Anne Grahame Johnstone||1982: Dean||Dean’s De-luxe Pop-Up Books|
|My Pop-up Book of Fairy Tales||Anne Grahame Johnstone||1982: Dean||Dean’s De-luxe Pop-Up Books|
|My Pop-Up Book of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs||Anne Grahame Johnstone||1983: Dean|
|My Pop-Up Book of Sleeping Beauty||Anne Grahame Johnstone||1983: Dean|
|My Pop-Up Book of Puss in Boots||Anne Grahame Johnstone||1984: Dean||Contains 4 pop-up illustrations.|
|My best book of nursery rhymes (small format edition)||1984: Award|
|Also published as ‘My Best Book of Nursery Rhymes’ (containing Tom, Tom the Piper’s Son • Baa Baa Black Sheep • Hickory Dickory Dock • The North Wind • Little Bo Peep), and ‘My First Book of Nursery Rhymes’
|Ride-a-cock horse (Small format edition)||1984: Dean||A collection of horse nursery rhymes, including Dobbin Grey and Here Goes My Lord.|
|Mein Märchen-buch nach Grimm||Brothers Grimm||1985: Pestalozzi Verlag||German language [My Grimm’s Fairy Tale Book]
Contents: Der gestiefelte Kater • Rotkäppchen • Schneewittchen • Aschenputtel • Der Wolf und die sieven jungen Geißlein • Dornröschen • Rumpelstilzchen • Rapunzel • Der Forschkönig • Hänsel und Gretel
Republished in 1990 as Im Märchenland nach Grimm
|A Year of Poems||Anne Grahame Johnstone||1986: Dean||A selection of classic poems for each month (different to the later volume ‘A Year of Poetry’).|
|?||When Your Child Comes Into Hospital||1986: Royal Alexandra Hospital, Brighton|
|The Water Babies||Charles Kingsley||1986: Award|
|Peter Pan and Wendy||Jane Carruth, adapted from J.M. Barrie||1988: Award||Abridged text
Also German edition Peter Pan und Wendy, Delphin Verlag 1990
|Little Treasury of “Peter Pan and Wendy”||1990: Award||6 Miniatures in slipcase: Come Away/ Neverland/ The Redskins/ The Pirate’s Trap/ The End of Hook/ Home Again
|My Christmas Book of Stories and Carols||Linda Jennings||1990: Award|
|Christmas Scenes||Anne Grahame Johnstone||1990s: Grange Books||Postcard book, with 30 detachable postcards|
|A Country Childhood||Anne Grahame Johnstone||1990s: Grange Books||Postcard book, with 30 detachable postcards|
|Grimm’s Fairy Tales||Anne Grahame Johnstone||1992: Brown and Watson||Contents: Puss-in-Boots • Red Riding Hood • Snow White • Cinderella • The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids • Sleeping Beauty • Rumpelstiltskin • Rapunzel • The Frog Prince • Hansel and Gretel|
|Driving a Harness Horse: a step-by-step guide||Sallie Walrond||1992: J.A. Allan & Co|
|The Allen Horse & Pony Frieze: Driving||Anne Grahame Johnstone||1994: J.A. Allan & Co|
|The Will to Win||Mary May||1995: Manor Acre / Adephi Press||Carol Lane series No. 1|
|Piebald is Lucky||Mary May||1995: Manor Acre||Carol Lane series No. 2|
|Deep water at Dereen||Mary May||1995: Manor Acre||Carol Lane series No. 3|
|A Patchwork of Ponies||Mary May||1995: Manor Acre||A collection of short stories about horses.
Contents: • The Gale
• Midsummer Night • Sea Rescue • An Outing to Windsor • The Silver Horse • It’s Not Like This In Books • To Be a Farmer’s Boy • Holiday Adventure • The Foal • The Decision • The Lucky One • The Great Belling Horse Sale
83p. Black & white line drawings.
|The Water Babies (small format edition; abridged)||Jane Carruth, adapted from Charles Kingsley||1996: Award|
|Dancing Peel||Lorna Hill||1997: Award||Annette Ballet #1
*This series is a reprint of the original 1950s editions which were illustrated by Esme Verity
|Dancer’s Luck||Lorna Hill||1997: Award||Annette Ballet #2|
|The Little Dancer||Lorna Hill||1997: Award||Annette Ballet #3|
|Dancer in the Wings||Lorna Hill||1997: Award||Annette Ballet #4|
|A Year of Poetry||Anne Grahame Johnstone||1997: Award||A selection of classic poems for each month (different to the earlier volume ‘A Year of Poems’).|
|One for Silver, Two for Gold||Mary May||1998: Manor Acre||Carol Lane series No. 4|