Things That Were, Things That Weren't, Things That Might Be
While wandering the library catalog looking for things that might make for a good blog (you'd be surprised what you'll find when you wander through the catalog or just plain browse the shelves), I came across an old favorite illustrated by an artist I'd never heard of before. The Owl and the Pussycat and Other Nonsense "Wow!" I said, not loudly enough to disturb my coworkers. His name is Robert Ingpen and he comes from Australia. I wonder what else he's done.
Back to the catalog, this time in earnest, and I found any number of books of all sorts illustrated by this amazing artist. For example, try some of these:
- The Wind In the Willows
- Dickens: His Work and His World
- Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were: Creatures, Places and People
- Pictures Telling Stories: The Art of Robert Ingpen
To learn more about this incredible artist you might want to go to this website. I'll be returning to this site and to our catalog to find more treasures.
Joe Toschik is a Public Services Librarian at Half Moon Bay who sometimes shies away from books that don't have illustrations.