Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Remember Anatole, written by Eve Titus and illustrated by Paul Galdone?  The Hungarian-born illustrator of that book went from being a freelance artist in the 1950's to having a prolific career as an illustrator of children's books.  I'm sure you'll enjoy his retelling of some classic folktales, which made their original debuts in the 1970's and '80's, but have remained in print constantly since then.  Our kids loved checking out these classics from the library.  They are due out this month in new gift editions.  Announced in Publisher's Weekly:

Paul Galdone's Folktale Classics
“We identified as a marketplace trend a return to the comfort of the classics,” says Mary Wilcox, V.P. and Editorial Director of Houghton Mifflin Books for Children and HMH Books, of the decision to debut the line. “To meet that demand, we revisited the packaging of these wonderful backlist titles and found a new way to celebrate the content of the books. The beauty of their illustrations and their perennial popularity made them obvious choices to launch the series.” Galdone’s The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Gingerbread Boy will be added to the Folk Tale Classics line in September.

Other Galdone retellings:
Henny Penny, Puss In Boots, Rumplestiltskin, and  The Elves and the Shoemaker

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