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Vintage Children’s Book Covers

March 15, 2013

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I get many requests for blog posts on Vintage Book Covers, so I thought I’d put together another one. Starting off with a few for the younger readers.

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This lovely Mary Blair pink cover below and the foolish fishermen with illustrations by Bernice Myers.

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One from Alain Gree above and another from the talented Roger Duvoisin below.

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Some for an older audience.

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And some for those enquiring minds.

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I particularly liked Merton and his Moving Van with illustrations by the talented Art Seiden.

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. March 15, 2013 10:19 am

    You made my morning thank you

  2. March 15, 2013 10:58 am

    “never tease a weasel”. Wise words!

  3. March 15, 2013 11:31 am

    Fabulous! What a great collection.

    • March 15, 2013 11:33 am

      Thanks Belinda, there’s so many amazing covers to choose from. It’s such a shame these items don’t exist in a book, they would be great to look at themselves !

  4. Claire permalink
    March 15, 2013 2:20 pm

    A book of vintage children’s book covers! That’s a great idea! I have a few vintage Puffins and the artwork is stunning. Thank you for sharing this.

  5. March 15, 2013 4:34 pm

    These brought back some memories! I used to pour over the “How and Why” books and I’m certain I owned “Myths and Legends”, but I may just have to look up “Six Foolish Fishermen”!

    • March 15, 2013 5:46 pm

      Thanks Cindi, I’m certain I had some How and Why too but which I can’t be certain. I vaguely remember a younger book called something like The Little Lost Zebra but haven’t come across it since I was 4. Keep your eyes peeled for me lol

  6. March 15, 2013 4:55 pm

    taking me back to childhood here… long summer days with hours of time to find a quiet corner and escape within the covers of a book.

    • March 15, 2013 5:42 pm

      ahh yes (sighs) I do like the image you’re creating, I wonder will we ever get that time again ?

  7. March 16, 2013 9:31 am

    You’re too kind, and what a lovely thought. Thank you

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