George and Doris Hauman illustrated this edition, and their work is simple, lively, and enchanting without being too airy-fairy, just as it should be. Working in bold but fine black linework, paired with a pale aqua-blue ink to offset it and give shade or color where needed, these pieces are enough to charm any reader.
I thought you all might enjoy seeing some of the pieces as much as I did as I leafed through these pages. You can click on the images to see more detail.
|The facing title page|
|Each chapter heading is graced with a drawing.|
|Little Boy Blue calls to everything in the woods|
|"Now let's go and dig for stars."|
The Haumans are also the ones who did the illustrations for the 1961 edition of The Little Engine That Could.