Children’s Stories From Old British Legends – Illustrated by Harry G. Theaker
This collection, Children’s Stories From Old British Legends, by M. Dorothy Belgrave and Hilda Hart, and edited by Capt. E Vredenburg – contains ten full-colour plates by Harry G. Theaker, as well as black-and-white illustrations throughout. It includes the folkloric tales of ‘The Champion’s Portion’, ‘The Token’, ‘The Tyrant of the Isles’, ‘The Prince of Dyfed’, and ‘The Loathly Lady and the Gallant Knight’.
As stated in the preface, of these old stories of times gone by, they are ‘served up in a form enchanting to behold, with beautiful pictures as an accompaniment to delight us, and make us marvel at the doings and imaginings of those who dwelt in these beautiful lands long before you and I came to live upon the earth.’
Presented alongside the text, Theaker’s enchanting creations serve to further refine and enhance the classic British storytelling – making this a book to be enjoyed and appreciated, by both young and old alike.