Those of you who have followed this blog over the years will know that my favourite illustrator is Robert Ingpen. I have wirtten previous posts about him and this is another one.
I was lucky to find another hardback book in his series of illustrated classics. I found this at the Op Shop at St John’s church in Bairnsdale. What a treasure to find and the best part was it cost $4.
The end papers of the book are so fitting.I have so many happy memories related to this book. I loved it as a child and I remember taking my elder daughter to see a stage production of this at the Canberra Theatre. She was very young at the time and may not have the vivid memory that I have of that particular event.
It is a lovely story and I am happy to be able to add it to my collection of Ingpen illustrated classics.