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Reads tagged with “vintage children’s books”

Alice and Martin Provensen’s Stunning Vintage Illustrations for Twelve Classic Fairy Tales
Alice and Martin Provensen’s Stunning Vintage Illustrations for Twelve Classic Fairy Tales

From “The Happy Prince” to “The Beauty and the Beast,” by way of feminism and art history.

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A Child’s Calendar: John Updike’s Little-Known Vintage Book, Updated to Celebrate Diversity
A Child’s Calendar: John Updike’s Little-Known Vintage Book, Updated to Celebrate Diversity

Delightful verses for every season and every child.

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Maurice Sendak Illustrates Tolstoy
Maurice Sendak Illustrates Tolstoy

Soulful drawings of sorrow and love by the young and insecure artist.

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Life Doesn’t Frighten Me: Maya Angelou’s Courageous Children’s Verses, Illustrated by Basquiat
Life Doesn’t Frighten Me: Maya Angelou’s Courageous Children’s Verses, Illustrated by Basquiat

A priceless primer on poetry and contemporary art for little ones, and a timeless reminder of the power of courage in all of us.

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The First Book of Space Travel: How a Woman Writer and Illustrator Enchanted Kids with Science in 1953
The First Book of Space Travel: How a Woman Writer and Illustrator Enchanted Kids with Science in 1953

“If I were a fairy godmother, my gift to every child would be curiosity.”

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I’ll Be You and You Be Me: A Vintage Ode to Friendship and the Imagination, Illustrated by Young Maurice Sendak
I’ll Be You and You Be Me: A Vintage Ode to Friendship and the Imagination, Illustrated by Young Maurice Sendak

“Indescribably lovely and absolutely perfect and — well, pure in the best sense.”

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James Gandolfini Reads Maurice Sendak’s Most Controversial Book
James Gandolfini Reads Maurice Sendak’s Most Controversial Book

Two creative icons on the precipice of mortality.

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Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Poems for Young People
Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Poems for Young People

Warm hearts, brown thoughts, and the magic of city trees.

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The First Book of Firemen, 1951
The First Book of Firemen, 1951

A whimsically illustrated vintage homage to the men and women of The Red Menace.

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T. S. Eliot’s Iconic Vintage Verses About Cats, Illustrated and Signed by Edward Gorey
T. S. Eliot’s Iconic Vintage Verses About Cats, Illustrated and Signed by Edward Gorey

Two grand masters of delight, together.

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