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

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Harry Clarke’s Illustrations for Perrault’s Fairy Tales

Harry Clarke’s Illustrations for Perrault’s Fairy Tales

Harry Clarke’s Illustrations for Perrault’s Fairy Tales These gorgeous illustrations have been selected from Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault. A wonderful collection of Perrault’s magical fairy tales originally published in 1922. The illustrations are incredibly delicate […]

Close-Up with Kay Nielsen – Illustrations from the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

Close-Up with Kay Nielsen – Illustrations from the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

Close-Up with Kay Nielsen – Illustrations from the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales Kay Nielsen‘s illustrations from Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories are some of his best loved work. Originally published in 1925, this […]