Autumn Illustrations – A Picture of Autumn

Autumn Illustrations – A Picture of Autumn

A Picture of Autumn – 10 Beautiful Autumn Illustrations from Vintage Children’s Books The Autumn Equinox is upon us. We love this time of year, the changing of the colours to auburns and oranges, rouge sunsets […]

The Last Bee of Summer

The Last Bee of Summer

A story of the changing seasons, a mournful peacock butterfly, and a hard-working bee whose end is very near.   This story was taken from Dewdrops from Fairyland – Illustrated by A. Duncan Carse.     […]

New Release – Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty

New Release – Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty

Pook Press are proud to present a deluxe, anniversary edition of Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty– illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Featuring the wonderful work of Arthur Rackham in celebration of the 100th anniversary since their first […]

A Red Rose Girl – Jessie Willcox Smith

A Red Rose Girl – Jessie Willcox Smith

Jessie Willcox Smith was born on this day in 1863. A prolific illustrator of children’s books, Jessie Willcox Smith carved a successful career as a female artist and illustrator through the male-dominated late 19th and early […]

Top 6 Female Authors and Illustrators to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Top 6 Female Authors and Illustrators to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

In 1971, American Congress officially stated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day. 2019 is the 99th anniversary of women winning the right to vote, and so in celebration of Women’s Equality Day, we’re bringing you our […]

The Storks

The Storks

Four determined young storks, a spiteful rhyme, and a twisted moral with a dreadful fate. The text for this story was taken from Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen – Illustrated by Harry Clarke.   The […]

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Rapunzel is a tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. It was first published in Kinder und Hausmärchen (‘Children’s and Household Tales’), a pioneering collection of German folklore published in 1812. Akin to […]

The Making of the Opal

The Making of the Opal

Posted in Story Time

A story from the town of Crystal Mountain, a wedding dress cut from a rainbow, and a stone made with the mist of sunshine.

The Imp Tree

The Imp Tree

The Imp Tree tale is from Fairy Gold: A Book of Old English Fairy Tales. It was compiled by Ernest Rhys and illustrated by Herbert Cole. Rhys was a famed writer and editor – best known […]

A Crow is a Crow for Ever

A Crow is a Crow for Ever

A tale of one greedy bishop, a very clever crow, and dead cat for dinner.

The Elder Tree Mother

The Elder Tree Mother

This story is taken from The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen – Illustrated by Kay Nielsen. It was a project that took Nielsen twelve years to complete, and his illustrations perfectly capture the other-worldly spirit […]

The Giant who had no Heart in his Body

The Giant who had no Heart in his Body

Posted in News

This tale is from East of the Sun and West of the Moon – Old Tales From the North. A collection of Nordic and Norwegian folklore, edited and collated by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Engebretsen Moe. […]

Old Man Coyote and Summer in a Bag

Old Man Coyote and Summer in a Bag

Posted in Seasonal, Story Time, Summer

This tale is taken from The Wonder Garden – Nature Myths and Tales – Illustrated by Milo Winter. Written by Frances Jenkins Olcott, it’s a collection of over 150 nature myths and tales from all parts […]