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Musings and reminiscing on Art, Design, Music, Daily Life in Ottawa, Friends, Gossip, Life in This City, Enjoyment of Vintage and Reclaimed objects, Cool people and places, Cats and so much more are my favourite pastime...
Over the years I have kept a number of issues of a wonderful publication called Cricket - the magazine for Children.
Yes, I love children books and illustrations, for years I have moved around and kept my son's early literary collection. Most of the books are now given away, but I hang on to several issues of Cricket.
I am continuously charmed by the cover illustrations, without fail...
Here is one of them, as seen through the shadows of my table-top fern.
The front cover illustration, mesmerizing and enchanting castle and a dwarf knight is by an English illustrator Roy Gerrard. It is wonderful work and my "inner child" is not going to let this cover go in a hundred years.
Gerard Roy died at the age of 62 in 1997 from heart attack, as noted by New York Times.
I can see that "Rosie and the Rustlers" is available on-line from McMillan.
One reviewer said: Praise for
Rosie and the Rustlers
"The Old West has never been more
appealing than in this rip-roaring tale of ranchers vs. rustlers [with]
clever, charming, and detailed watercolor illustrations." --School Library Journal