Gift Book of fairy tales, illustration Janet and Anne Graham Johnstone,Dean &Son Ltd printed 1967.
I found this at an op-shop about three years ago, and I pore over it a lot. I love the illustration style so much, and the colours are splendid. I think we must have had this as kids, at least borrowed it from the library, as it has a bit of a nostalgic pull about it. This one has the name of the first owner written inside the front cover, from Auntie some-one.
(above)babes in the wood, puss in boots, hansel and gretel, beauty and the beast, and inside the cover of the book.
I imagine, in my more wistful moments, being whisked away by such handsome robbers. (Babes in the wood)
I picked out some folksy motifs that I liked and drew them in my sketch book for later reference.