Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Picture Story book of Peter Pan

I'm going to try to add some pictures of the inside illustrations of this -- the colors that Roy Best used for his illustrations are WONDERFUL. Very reminiscent of Maxfield Parrish color-wise, but the style of the humans is completely his own. This particular copy of Peter Pan starts with the play version of the book and modifies that to fit a children's picture book.

The story has, of course, been jiggled around to be for younger children but it's not really the text that's of interest here, it's the illustrations.

As I said, I'm going to try to add some more pictures to show you what wonderful illustrations they are.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This book has so many wonderful memories for me. My mom used to read it to us in the evening before bed. It was a favorite. My copy is falling apart. I wish I could preserve it somehow...