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Reads tagged with “vintage children’s books”

The Pious Infant: Edward Gorey’s Rare Illustrated Allegory about the Dangers of Dogmatism
The Pious Infant: Edward Gorey’s Rare Illustrated Allegory about the Dangers of Dogmatism

A darkly delightful allegory about what happens when we take our convictions to an extreme.

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Little Boy Brown: A Lovely Vintage Ode to the Loneliness of Childhood
Little Boy Brown: A Lovely Vintage Ode to the Loneliness of Childhood

A timeless story of humanity and belonging, wrapped in a charming time-capsule of a bygone era.

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Need a House, Call Ms. Mouse: Progressive Vintage Children’s Book Starring a Female Architect
Need a House, Call Ms. Mouse: Progressive Vintage Children’s Book Starring a Female Architect

“Henrietta is a world famous home decorator, which means she is — an artist, a designer, a dreamer, a builder, a creator, all that and more, too.”

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Vibrant Vintage Illustrations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey by Alice and Martin Provensen
Vibrant Vintage Illustrations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey by Alice and Martin Provensen

Ancient Greek mythology meets mid-century art.

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Open House for Butterflies: Ruth Krauss’s Final and Loveliest Collaboration with Maurice Sendak
Open House for Butterflies: Ruth Krauss’s Final and Loveliest Collaboration with Maurice Sendak

“Krauss books can be bridges between the poor dull insensitive adult and the fresh, imaginative, brand-new child.”

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To Live Long, Write for Children: Remembering Charlotte Zolotow
To Live Long, Write for Children: Remembering Charlotte Zolotow

Honoring one of the biggest hearts and most brilliant minds in children’s literature.

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Vintage Illustrations for the Fairy Tales E. E. Cummings Wrote for His Only Daughter, Whom He Almost Abandoned
Vintage Illustrations for the Fairy Tales E. E. Cummings Wrote for His Only Daughter, Whom He Almost Abandoned

What elephants and butterflies have to do with the failures and redemptions of fatherhood.

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This Is Israel: Miroslav Sasek’s Iconic Vintage Children’s Book, as an Animated Short Film
This Is Israel: Miroslav Sasek’s Iconic Vintage Children’s Book, as an Animated Short Film

A bittersweet time machine of vibrant illustration.

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Gorgeous Vintage and Modern Illustrations from Aldous Huxley’s Only Children’s Book
Gorgeous Vintage and Modern Illustrations from Aldous Huxley’s Only Children’s Book

A brave old world of beautiful art and subtle undertones of misogyny.

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The Cat and the Devil: Rare Illustrations from James Joyce’s Little-Known Children’s Story
The Cat and the Devil: Rare Illustrations from James Joyce’s Little-Known Children’s Story

Gerald Rose’s wonderful drawings depicting Joyce himself as the satanic protagonist of his irreverent children’s book.

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