Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sherwood's forest

Tempera illustration from Sherwood Walks Home (1966), part of the James Flora Papers in the Kerlan children's literature collection at the University of Minnesota. A chapter in our forthcoming Flora book will be devoted to images from the collection (the above is not included) and a profile of Dr. Irvin Kerlan, patron saint of tot-lit. We've previously posted several drafts and sketches discovered in the Kerlan vaults.

1 comment:

hayley said...

The illustartions are truely beautiful and really reflect the way in which children view the world, full of simplicity and colour. I have never been to sherwood forest but i cant imaging there would be parrots and yet in a child's imaginative world there can be bears, paroots and whatever else just lurky in a forest. I really enjoy the style.