May 13, 2017

Warwick Goble Illustrates Green Willow and Other Japanese Fairy Tales: The Cold Lady, The Ghost of Oyuki

Author Grace Edith Marion James (1882-1965) was an English writer of children’s books and a Japanese folklorist. Born in Japan, she spent part of her childhood years there. Green Willow and Other Japanese Fairy Tales was first published in 1910 by Macmillan and later reissued as Japanese Fairy Tales and as Moon Maiden and Other Japanese Fairy Tales. Grace James is also known for writing the John and Mary children’s series.

English artist Warwick Goble (1862-1943) trained at the City of London School and the Westminster School of Art. He illustrated many books for MacMillan publishers, most notably Green Willow and Other Japanese Fairy Tales, The Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Stories from the Pentamerone, Folk Tales of Bengal, The Water Babies, and The Fairy Books by Andrew Lang. His medium of choice is watercolour and he is a prominent artist during the Golden Age of illustration.

The Cold Lady is a fairy tale for older children and adults. It is one of thirty-eight short stories within this book which includes forty coloured illustrations.

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