Children’s Stories from the Poets – Illustrated by Frank Adams
This wonderful book contains fifteen stories that have been adapted from poems by some of the greats of that past 700 years. It include poems such as ‘The Chase of the Blatant’ by Edmund Spenser, ‘Comus’ by John Milton, ‘Peter Bell’ by William Wordsworth, ‘Lamia’ by John Keats, and ‘Goblin Market’ by Christina Rossetti. These classic poems have been re-written in story form by Hilda Hart and M. Dorothy Belgrave so that young children may readily understand and enjoy them as new.
Originally published in 1912, these ‘Children’s Stories from the Poets’ are accompanied by the intricate and beautifully coloured illustrations of Frank Adams – a lesser known, though immensely skilled Golden Age illustrator. Adams (1871 – 1944), established himself as a children’s illustrator in the early 1900s, with the crisp and clean images he later became famous for. Presented alongside these tales, his illustrations further refine and enhance this masterful storytelling.