Thursday, February 04, 2010

John R. Neill






















Illustrations L Frank Baum's "John Dough and the Cherub" from 1906. The entire book along with all other illustrations can be found at childrenslibrary.org

An assortment of bookplates can be found here.

2 comments:

crabula said...

The only old illustrations I had ever seen for the Oz books were Denslow's. They're great but kind of too simplistic for my taste. I always thought they didn't do full justice to Baum's vision. These other artists's works are what I had always wished existed. Thanks!

Also: I recommend a website: librivox.org. Volunteers read public domain books and post as .mp3s. L. Frank Baum's "The Enchanted Island of Yew" was very entertaining.

Also: I noticed the drawing of the dandy gentleman in the process of recieving the unwelcomed affection of a bear....I see a pattern developing here!

crabula said...

here's the link:

http://librivox.org/the-enchanted-island-of-yew-by-l-frank-baum/