Pook Picks – Arthur Rackham’s Top 5 Books

Pook Picks – Arthur Rackham’s Top 5 Books

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Pook Picks – Arthur Rackham’s Top 5 Books Arthur Rackham is one of our all time favourite illustrators here at Pook Press and we wanted to share our top 5 books. It’s a very tricky selection […]

The Art of Arthur Rackham – 150th Birthday Celebration

The Art of Arthur Rackham – 150th Birthday Celebration

The Art of Arthur Rackham – 150th Birthday Celebration  ‘Like the sundial, my paint box counts no hours but sunny ones’  – Arthur Rackham In celebration of the 150th Birthday of Arthur Rackham we have released […]

The Legacy of Arthur Rackham – Inspiring Hockney and Guillermo del Toro

The Legacy of Arthur Rackham – Inspiring Hockney and Guillermo del Toro

The Legacy of Arthur Rackham’s Work – Inspiring David Hockney and Guillermo del Toro Arthur Rackham, one of the most influential and renowned illustrators of the 19th Century (known as the greatest illustrator of the Edwardian […]

Arthur Rackham’s Aesop’s Fables

Arthur Rackham’s Aesop’s Fables

Arthur Rackham’s Aesop’s Fables Aesop was a slave and storyteller living in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. His book of fables, known as Aesop’s Fables is a wonderful collection of moral tales for children. These […]

The Shipwrecked Man and the Sea – An Aesop Fable

The Shipwrecked Man and the Sea – An Aesop Fable

The Shipwrecked Man and the Sea A shipwrecked man cast up on the beach fell asleep after his struggle with the waves. When he woke up, he bitterly reproached the Sea for its treachery in enticing […]

Catskin – An English Cinderella Tale

Catskin – An English Cinderella Tale

Catskin is an English Cinderella tale collected by Joesph Jacobs from his book More English Fairy Tales. It is identified as a Cinderella tale as it shares the ‘persecuted heroine’ theme. It tells the tale of a young […]

Mr and Mrs Vinegar – An English Fairy Tale

Mr and Mrs Vinegar – An English Fairy Tale

Mr and Mrs Vinegar is an old English fairy tale taken from Flora Annie Steel’s English Fairy Tales.  This wonderful book, originally published in 1922, is illustrated by Arthur Rackham.  This story tells a tale of married […]

Arthur Rackham’s Cinderella Silhouettes

Arthur Rackham’s Cinderella Silhouettes

Arthur Rackham’s Cinderella Silhouettes Arthur Rackham is one of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration. Advances in printing and photographic techniques meant he revolutionised modern illustrated books of the time. His […]

Rumpelstiltskin – A Tale by the Brothers Grimm

Rumpelstiltskin – A Tale by the Brothers Grimm

The legend of Rumpelstiltskin has a long history and sees many variations across different cultures. There’s Tom-Tit-Tot in English folklore, Whuppity Stoorie in Scotland, Gilitrutt in Iceland, and Joaidane in Arabic. The most famous, however, is […]

Little Briar-Rose – A Sleeping Beauty Story from the Brothers Grimm

Little Briar-Rose – A Sleeping Beauty Story from the Brothers Grimm

Little Briar-Rose (Dornrönschen) is a Sleeping Beauty story by the Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. There are many variations of Sleeping Beauty type tales, many of which feature some dark harrowing themes. However the Grimm version, […]

The Fisherman and the Genie – An Arabian Nights Tale

The Fisherman and the Genie – An Arabian Nights Tale

The Fisherman and the Genie is a tale from The Arabian Nights. This tale tells of a humble fisherman meeting a vengeful and bitter genie, a different type of genie than the one we are used […]

The Steadfast Tin Soldier Story- A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The Steadfast Tin Soldier Story- A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The Steadfast Tin Soldier story was first published in October of 1838, in Andersen’s Fairy Tales Told to Children: New Collection, First Booklet. It appeared alongside stories ‘The Daisy’ and ‘The Wild Swans’, but went on […]