|The Peter Pan Picture Book (1907)|
When it comes to Peter Pan, Alice B. Woodward’s illustrations are some of my favorites.
They capture the feel of the story perfectly, whether it’s adventurous, magical, creepy, or tragic. Take a look and see what you think!
Thanks for posting these! I wasn't familiar with Alice B. Woodward's work before this. She has a lovely style. :)ReplyDelete
Doesn't she? She's one of my three favorite Peter Pan illustrators (the other two are Trina Schart Hyman and Amy June Bates). I also love Iain McCaig's concept art for the 2003 movie.Delete
Ooh, those are great illustrations for the marvelousness that is Peter Pan, they look perfect for a children's book! I especially like the third one, with Peter Pan and Wendy flying over the city. I also think it's so interesting that Alice B. Woodward published her artwork based on the play, before the novelization even came out--a Peter Pan book before there was a Peter Pan book, who knew? ;)ReplyDelete
It took me awhile to realize that Peter & Wendy was actually a novelization of the play Peter Pan, so it's doubly cool to know there was someone who had the idea to adapt it into a book even before J.M. Barrie did!Delete