An Anthology of verse with Illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite...
|Title||:||The Little World of Elves & Fairies: An Anthology of Verse|
|Number of Pages||:||59 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Little World of Elves & Fairies: An Anthology of Verse Reviews
According to the introduction of this little book the artist was a writer as well and published her illustrations alongside her own poetry, so I was surprised to find that the editors decided to pair her fairy drawings with a random selection of poems instead. There were some good inclusions - Keats, Rosetti, etc - but why wouldn't they just keep Outhwaite's poems and pictures together? This obvious oversight dampened the overall effect of the collection for me, since there was a clear lack of connection in many cases of the paired illustrations and poems. I did rather appreciate Outhwaite's drawings though, as they blend elents of Rackham's line and colouring with a touch of Beatrix Potter's softness and femininity.
Beautiful, haunting illustrations, paired with classic poetry by Tennyson, R. L. Stevenson, e. e. cummings, Rose Fyleman and more.A delightful little book!
If you love fairies and poetry this book will be perfect for you. It is filled with poems by well known poets to accompany the amazing artwork by Australian artist Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Her drawings were simply amazing and what I loved most about this collection.