“Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.”
- Charles Dickens
Yesterday, I took you on a little "deskchair journey" of Charles Dickens' haunts in and around London, as they look today - via photos from the internet, thanks to Google. (You can take it again, by clicking HERE.)
In honor of his 200th birthday today, I'd like to tell you about a beautiful biographical picture book illustrated by Diane Stanley. Her paintings will take you through Dickens' life - from his boyhood to adulthood - showing how the places he lived looked during his lifetime. You'll be delighted with Stanley's accurate portrayals of 19th Century fashion, architecture, and design. The book is Charles Dickens: The Man Who Had Great Expectations, co-authored by Diane Stanley and her husband, Peter Vennema.
For a comprehensive list of books by and about Charles Dickens (for all age ranges) go HERE.