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An illustration by Edmund Dulac of maidens on horses
Edmund Dulac
from Stories From The Arabian Nights (1907)

 


The Golden Age of Children’s
Literature (1860s to 1920s)


Examples of famous children’s illustrators:

  • Edward Lear
  • John Tenniel
  • Walter Crane
  • Randolph Caldecott
  • Kate Greenaway
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Ernest H. Shepard
  • Arthur Rackham
  • Edmund Dulac
  • Kay Nielson
  • Howard Pyle
  • N. C. Wyeth
  • W. W. Denslow

Examples of classic books:

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth (Jules Verne)
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Jules Verne)
  • Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
  • Black Beauty (Anna Sewell)
  • Pinocchio (Carl Collodi)
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain)
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
  • Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)
  • King Solomon’s Mines (H. Rider Haggard)
  • The Jungle Books (Rudyard Kipling)
  • Moonfleet (J. Meade Falkner)
  • Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter)
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum)
  • The Call of the Wild (Jack London)
  • Anne of Green Gables (L. M. Montgomery)
  • The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett) 
  • Peter Pan (J. M. Barrie)
  • Winnie-the-Pooh (A. A. Milne)
  • The Story of Doctor Dolittle (Hugh Lofting)
  • The Velveteen Rabbit (Margery Williams)