#AtoZChallenge Letter T

  is for The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Judith Kerr was born in Germany, where as Hitler gained power,the writing of her journalist father made escape essential.  Living first in Switzerland and then Paris, the family finally arrived in London in 1936.  After working for the Red Cross during the war, Judith gained a scholarshipContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter T”

#AtoZChallenge Letter Q

Ok so I’m being ironic today.  Q gave me problems.  I couldn’t think of an artist, poet or author who was appropriate for this letter and then I found this anarchic book.  Written by Mary Elting and Michael Folsom and beautifully illustrated by Jack Kent, I knew that it was just the book to buyContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter Q”

#AtoZChallenge Letter J

   is for Jemima Puddleduck Jemima is an Aylesbury duck.  Her book, published in 1908 was written by Beatrix Potter. The story closely parallels the original Perrault story of Red Riding Hood.  In this case, the wolf is replaced with the “whiskered gentleman,” a fox whom Jemima naively trusts. Beatrix Potter first wrote illustrated lettersContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter J”

#AtoZChallenge Letter C

The theme of my challenge is poetry and books inspired by art and/or art inspired by literature.  is for Lewis Carroll who wrote Alice in Wonderland. He inspired Sir John Tenniel, the political cartoonist of Punch magazine to illustrate the first Alice and also Through the Looking-Glass, creating 92 images altogether.  The pictures were engravedContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter C”