Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Wonder Clock

I put on my dream-cap one day and stepped into Wonderland.

Howard Pyle  1965

Howard Pyle is the grandfather of American illustration. He taught Andrew Wyeth, Jessie Wilcox Smith, and Maxfield Parrish among others. Not only did he illustrate classic children’s stories but he wrote many of his own. In this collection are various fairy tales told with an old English feel and of course magnificent illustrations. They are broken down by the hours of the clock. Our lovingly worn second hand copy (with it's soft and yellow pages) is a Dover edition that is an unabridged and unaltered republication of the original first published in 1887.

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