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The Song of Sixpence Picture Book


The Song of Sixpence Picture Book – Containing Sing a Song of Sixpence, Princess Belle Etoile, an Alphabet of Old Friends – Illustrated by Walter Crane

The Song of Sixpence Picture Book celebrates the great era of early children’s classics and fairy tales – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. This book ‘The Song Of Sixpence Picture Book’ is one of the most popular books produced by Walter Crane and Edmund Evans. It contains three beautifully illustrated short stories: Sing A Song Of Sixpence, Princess Belle Etoile and An Alphabet Of Old Friends.

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A high-quality colour ebook of a first edition published in 1909, which will be appreciated by all ages.

The Song of Sixpence Picture Book

Walter Crane (15 August 1845 – 14 March 1915) was a British artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be the most influential, and among the most prolific, children’s book creators of his generation and, along with Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway, one of the strongest contributors to the genre of English children’s illustrated literature. Crane’s work was exhibited at the Royal Academy and features some of the more colourful and detailed beginnings of the children’s book illustrations that would characterize many nursery rhymes and children’s stories for decades to come. He was part of the Arts and Crafts movement and produced an array of paintings, illustrations, children’s books as well as ceramic tiles and other decorative arts.

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