Monday, March 20, 2017

Janet and Anne Johnstone Illustrate Tales of Long Ago by Enid Blyton


A book by Enid Blyton might seem an unlikely fit with this blog, but Tales of Long Ago "retold" by Enid Blyton is a rather fun book which takes myths and legends which are mainly Greek but which include such things as Aladdin as well, and retells them with illustrations by Janet and Anne Johnstone, twin sisters who worked together all their lives on illustrating children's books. I find their work completely wonderful and it is often available at very cheap prices. This book in particular shows off their black and white work to great effect. There are further images of theirs as well as some biography already on Front Free Endpaper.










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