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Elizabeth Brozowska A vintage illustrated gem

October 26, 2015

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Happy Monday morning to one and all. I hope this gets your week off to a great start.

Sadly, there is little that I can discover online about the mid-century artist Elizabeth Brozowska, apart from the fact that she drew the comic strip ‘Geraldine’ (or ‘Josephine’ in Holland) for the National Newspaper Syndicate between 1962 and 1968.

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Fortunately she didn’t just draw cartoons, as she is also the author and illustrator of the 1963 children’s book ‘The boy who wouldn’t eat his breakfast’ for the Wonder Books collection. What a superb style she has !

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Of course not eating your breakfast can lead to all kinds of things happening, like shrinking , flying on birds and almost becoming dinner for your dog!

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She created at least another three books that I know of like The Animal’s Party.

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A book about Nicholas and the Lion.

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And finally a lovely hippo book.

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She obviously had quite a successful career and her work is great, if anyone knows any more about Elizabeth, could they please let me know so that I can enlighten everyone. Many thanks. What do you think readers ? Did anyone own one of her books when they were small ?

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19 Comments leave one →
  1. October 26, 2015 8:36 am

    That’s true: a superb style! In your blog I discover many wonderful gems! Have a nice day!

    • October 27, 2015 8:40 am

      Great to hear Isabell, don’t forget to tell your friends about Fishink too. Many thanks

  2. October 26, 2015 1:15 pm

    Thanks so much for all your awesome and inspiring posts.

  3. hoorayhenrietta permalink
    October 26, 2015 2:42 pm

    Absolutely charming!

  4. hoorayhenrietta permalink
    October 26, 2015 2:43 pm

    She’s completely new to me….

    • October 27, 2015 8:39 am

      Me too Henrietta, which makes finding her randomly all the better lol

  5. neatokeenetsy permalink
    October 26, 2015 7:57 pm

    I’ve run across her on Pinterest and have pinned her illustrations many times…love the compilation!

    • October 27, 2015 8:38 am

      Great Minds eh Cindy ! : )

      • neatokeenetsy permalink
        October 29, 2015 5:07 am

        Your posts make the best Pins. So eye-catching!

  6. October 27, 2015 2:35 pm

    I checked my books, alas, no Elizabeth Browzowska. Looks like a real cheery life, primary colors and all. Loved the idea of flying on the back of the bird!

  7. Julie permalink
    November 3, 2015 9:57 pm

    Part of your problem finding more information on her might be the misspelling in her first name – it’s Elisabeth (with an “s”).

    • November 6, 2015 9:38 am

      Thanks Julie, but I think it’s gets spelt both ways, as there are printed books with her name as a ‘z’ too ! All very confusing lol

  8. July 27, 2019 8:39 pm

    I loved isidore the hippo when I was a kid but had completely forgotten about it and then saw all the fabulous illustrations and it took me straight back- thank you

    • July 28, 2019 12:54 pm

      So lovely to hear this, I’m pleased my post gave you this memory.

  9. March 26, 2021 1:17 pm

    I discovered her years ago on Pinterest. Today I finally found 2 of the books on the local bookshop here in Copenhagen. And found this site with more info. Which probably explains why I found in Danish by Carlsen publisher collection.

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