A Masque of Days - From the Last Essays of Elia - Newly Dressed and Decorated

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Read Books, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 50 pages
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Walter Crane (1845-1915) was one of the earliest contributors to children's literature and one of the most influential illustrators in the development of children's colour picture books. Crane began working for Edmund Evans in 1864 producing bright, colourful books which revolutionised the type of children's books available. This book 'A Masque Of Days, From The Last Essays Of Elia' was originally published in 1901. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children.

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User Review  - guyalice - LibraryThing

The premise of A Masque of Days is that the Old Year has passed on and the New Year is coming of age. All the Days have gathered for a feast to honor them all. April Fool's plays jester. The Hours are ... Read full review

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User Review  - wisewoman - LibraryThing

What a delightful book! It reminded me of J. R. R. Tolkien or C. S. Lewis at their most piquant, reaching back to the old calendar to people a mythology with the days of the year. The story is simple ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), though best known for his novels and short stories for adults, also produced several works for children, including a companion volume to A Wonder Book called Tanglewood Tales (1853).
About the Illustrator:
Walter Crane (1845-1915) was one of the most popular English illustrators of children's books in the late nineteenth century. He was one of the first book artists to experiment with color in picture books.

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