Picture This: Children's Illustrated Classics

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory © Michael Foreman
Paddington Bear © Peggy Fortnum
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling © British Library Board
Peter Pan and Wendy © Ian Beck
Paddington Bear Illustrations © Peggy Fortnum
The Railway Children © C E Brack
The Iron Man © George Adamso
Paddington Bear © Barry Wilkinson
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling © Niroot Puttapipat
The Secret Garden © Lauren Child
How do you picture Peter Pan? Disney-style, all neat and nimble? How about Willy Wonka? Or Paddington Bear? This British Library exhibition takes a look at how we identify with characters through illustration by presenting drawings based on ten classic children’s titles. ‘The Iron Man’, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘The Wind in the Willows’, ‘Paddington Bear’ and ‘The Secret Garden’ are among the books explored, and illustrations by Quentin Blake, Michael Foreman, Rudyard Kipling and JRR Tolkien show how differently artists can interpret the same story and how a character can grow over time in the hands of different illustrators.


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I enjoyed this small exhibition- some great and not-so-great illustrators but a few charming filmed interviews- I especially loved the one with Michael Foreman. I wanted more though!