The Enchanted Knife – A Summer Fairy Tale

The Enchanted Knife – A Summer Fairy Tale

A magical tale of courage, an impossible task, and the power of true love. The Enchanted Knife – A Summer Fairy Tale by Andrew Lang – ONCE upon a time there lived a young man who […]

Kenneth Grahame: Before the Wild Wood

Kenneth Grahame: Before the Wild Wood

Discover the history of The Wind in the Willows and the man behind the now cherished children’s story. This celebration of Kenneth Grahame features some of our favourite quotes from the exceptional children’s book as we delve […]

Beautiful Fairy Books for International Fairy Day

Beautiful Fairy Books for International Fairy Day

To celebrate Fairy Day, we would like to share with you some of the most beautiful fairy books, full of fae, piskies, nymphs, and sprites to enchant any reader. From children’s stories and fairy tales to […]

Fairy Tale Friendships: Tales of Best Friends in Classic Fairy Stories

Fairy Tale Friendships: Tales of Best Friends in Classic Fairy Stories

Many fairy tales feature stories of romantic love and extraordinary adventure, but for #NationalBestFriendsDay we invite you to uncover some classic stories of best friends in fairy tales. From the heat of the desert to the […]

The Fairy Tale Art of W. Heath Robinson

The Fairy Tale Art of W. Heath Robinson

W. Heath Robinson was an English illustrator, best known for his eccentric cartoons of absurd machines. As well as excelling with these popular sketches, Robinson was a prolific artist and book illustrator. With a collection of […]

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 […]

John Tenniel 200 – Celebrating the Illustrator of Alice in Wonderland

John Tenniel 200 – Celebrating the Illustrator of Alice in Wonderland

  John Tenniel’s original illustrations of Alice in Wonderland first appeared in 1865. These stunning black and white drawings would unknowingly set the benchmark for one of the most-loved, illustrated and adapted stories of all time. […]

National Princess Day – Famous Tales of Fearless Maidens

National Princess Day – Famous Tales of Fearless Maidens

The stories of strong and fearless maidens have been passed down through the generations inspiring each one as they go. Although many Princesses have been celebrated by Disney in recent years, the original tales of these […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

In celebration of Mad Hatter Day, we have compiled our favourite 10 Mad Hatter Illustrations from the collection in our book shop. Since its first publication over 150 years ago, Alice in Wonderland has been illustrated […]