Weird and Wonderful

Discoveries from the Mysterious World of Forgotten Children's Books

By Poltarnees, Welleran

Publishers Summary:
In his years of collecting and cataloging the vast Green Tiger library of classic children’s picture books, editor Welleran Poltarnees has singled out scenes containing particularly unusual images and situations and he has compiled the best and rarest of these discoveries in Weird and Wonderful. The results are both engaging and delightful and reveal a world of children’s books where imagination is given free rein. Artists and authors include Frank Baum, Edward Lear, Gelett Burgess, Peter Newell, John R. Neill and Charles Doyle.

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ISBN
978-1-59583-385-3
Publisher
Green Tiger Press


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2010  |  Professional Reading

Poltarnees, the pen name of Harold Darling (a collector of 19- and early-20-century children's books), brings together nearly 200 full-page illustrations, which, he states in his short introduction, "challenge the imagination delightfully." The offerings, accompanied by brief annotations and bibliographic citations, from artists such as Peter Newell, Dorothy Kunhardt, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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