Where The Blue Begins – Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
Where The Blue Begins – Written by Christopher Morley and illustrated by Arthur Rackham is a story of an adog named Mr. Gissing, living his life in an ordinary way which turns into a search for truth, God, and the meaning of life. Elements of philosophy, religion, humor, and insight are all combined alongside the wonderful illustrations from Arthur Rackham.
Christopher Morley was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and graduated from Haverford College in 1910 as valedictorian. Morley moved to Philadelphia where he got his start as a newspaper reporter and then columnist for various publications. In 1920, he returned to New York City and took a job writing the column The Bowling Green for the New York Evening Post. Author of more than 100 books of essays, poetry, and novels, is probably best known as the author of Kitty Foyle (1939), which was made into an Academy Award-winning movie. Other well known works include Thunder on the Left (1925), and The Haunted Bookshop (1919) and Parnassus on Wheels (1917), his two novels of a fictional bookseller.
Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was one of the premier illustrators of the early 20th Century. He illustrated many books, the first of which was published in 1893. Throughout his career he had developed a very individual style that is was to influence a whole generation of children, artists and other illustrators. His haunting humour and dreamlike romance adds to the enchantment and fantasy of children’s literature.