A Picture Birthday-Book for Boys and Girls – Illustrated by Margaret W. Tarrant
A Picture Birthday-Book for Boys and Girls contains daily quotes by Frank Cole. In addition to this, many beautiful watercolour illustration are given throughout by Margaret Tarrant. This delightful birthday book was originally published in 1915. Quotations from Cole include: ‘January – The wonderful air is over me, the wonderful wind is shaking the tree, it walks on the water and whirls the mills, and talks to itself on the tops of the hills.’ Other thoughtful quotations can be found from the likes of Charles Dickens, W. Blake, E.F. Benson, and Alethea Chaplin.
Margaret Winifred Tarrant was born in Battersea, London, on 19th August, 1888. She was an English illustrator and children’s author, who specialised in children’s and religious subjects. Tarrant followed ‘The Water Babies’ with a number of other well-received works, including the ‘Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen’ (1910), ‘Robert Browning’s The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ (1912) and ‘Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland’ (1916). She also exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1914 and 1927, as well as with the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
This book forms part of our ‘Pook Press’ imprint, celebrating the golden age of illustration in children’s literature. Pook Press are republishing this beautiful book in a glossy hardback so one can note the birthdays of all your friends and family.