Mad Hatter Day – 10 Mad Hatters for Alice In Wonderland Lovers

Mad Hatter Day – 10 Mad Hatters for Alice In Wonderland Lovers

Ten Mad Hatters for Alice in Wonderland Lovers In celebration of Mad Hatter Day, we have compiled our favourite 10 Mad Hatter illustrations from Alice in Wonderland. Since its first publication over 150 years ago, Alice […]

Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Dish of Apples’ for National Apple Day

Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Dish of Apples’ for National Apple Day

Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Dish of Apples’ for National Apple Day It’s National Apple Day! To celebrate we’re sharing Arthur Rackham‘s beautiful illustrations from Eden Phillpott’s delightful book A Dish of Apples. We’ve also added our favourite […]

The Dream of Maxen Wledig – A Welsh Fairy Tale

The Dream of Maxen Wledig – A Welsh Fairy Tale

An afternoon nap on a hot summer’s day, a beautiful game of chess, and the fairest lady in all the world   The Dream of Maxen Wledig – A Welsh Fairy Tale – MAXEN WLEDIG was […]

The Golden Goose – A Brothers Grimm Tale

The Golden Goose – A Brothers Grimm Tale

  A goose of golden feathers,  a band of merry followers, and a princess who would not laugh.   The Golden Goose – A Brothers Grimm Tale –  THERE was once a man who had three […]

The Wooing of Pomona – An Autumn Story

The Wooing of Pomona – An Autumn Story

  The Keeper-of-All-the-Orchards-in-the-World, a shape-shifting lover, and an abundance of beautiful autumn fruit.   THE WOOING OF POMONA – An Autumn Story –   ONCE upon a time, in the happy days of old, Vertumnus, Keeper-of-All-the-Orchards-in-the-World, […]

A Daughter of the Moon – A Japanese Fairy Tale

A Daughter of the Moon – A Japanese Fairy Tale

A tiny fairy in a bamboo stem, five impossible tasks, and a bottle of the elixir of life.   A Daughter of the Moon – A Japanese Fairy Tale –    In bygone days, ever so long […]

The Magical Art of Arthur Rackham – An Illustrated Book List

The Magical Art of Arthur Rackham – An Illustrated Book List

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Uncover the illustrated world of Arthur Rackham, with fifteen magical books full of his famous fairies and gnarled trees.  Arthur Rackham was one of the most celebrated artists of the British Golden Age of Illustration; an […]

The Elfin Hill – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The Elfin Hill – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

  An invitation sent by a raven, a grand banquet of frogs, and an old goblin in search of a wife.   The Elfin Hill  – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale –   Some large lizards […]

Molly Whuppie and the Double-Faced Giant – A Hans Andersen Tale

Molly Whuppie and the Double-Faced Giant – A Hans Andersen Tale

  Three necklaces made from straw, a giant with two faces, and a bridge made from one strand of hair.    Molly Whuppie and the Double-Faced Giant – A Hans Andersen Tale –   ONCE upon […]

The Dragon and His Grandmother – A Brothers Grimm Tale

The Dragon and His Grandmother – A Brothers Grimm Tale

Three runaway soldiers, a dragon with a magic whip, and a riddle seven years in the making.    The Dragon and His Grandmother – A Brothers Grimm Tale –    ONCE there was a war. The […]

The Sea-Fairy and the Land-Fairy – A Story from Fairyland

The Sea-Fairy and the Land-Fairy – A Story from Fairyland

Two quarrelling fairies, a sleepy anemone, and a rainbow in a shell.   The Sea-Fairy and the Land-Fairy And How They Quarrelled – A Story from Fairy Land –   THE sea-fairy’s name was Laughing Sapphire, […]

Prince Butterfly and Clover Blossom – A Summer Tale

Prince Butterfly and Clover Blossom – A Summer Tale

A tired earthworm, a beautiful clover blossom, and a glittering transformation.   Prince Butterfly and Clover Blossom  – A Summer Tale –   IN a quiet, pleasant meadow, where green old trees waved their branches as […]

The Bremen Town-Musicians – A Brothers Grimm Tale

The Bremen Town-Musicians – A Brothers Grimm Tale

Four unlikely animal friends, a musical calling, and a house full of thieves.   The Bremen Town-Musicians – A Brothers Grimm Tale –   A CERTAIN man had a Donkey, which had carried the corn-sacks to […]

Little Ida’s Flowers- A Hans Andersen Fairy Tale

Little Ida’s Flowers- A Hans Andersen Fairy Tale

  A little wax doll, a palace full of flowers, and a midnight dance.   Little Ida’s Flowers – A Hans Andersen Fairy Tale –    “My Poor flowers are quite withered,” little Ida said. “They were […]