Day 344: Warwick Goble

Warwick Goble (22 November 1862 – 22 January 1943) was an illustrator of children’s books. He specialized in Japanese and Indian themes.

Goble was born in Dalston, north London, the son of a commercial traveller, and educated and trained at the City of London School and the Westminster School of Art. He worked for a printer specializing in chromolithography and contributed to the Pall Mall Gazette and the Westminster Gazette.

In the 1890s, he contributed half-tone illustrations to monthly magazines such as Strand Magazine, Pearson’s Magazine, and The Boy’s Own Paper. In 1893, he was exhibiting at the Royal Academy. In 1896, he began illustrating books. In 1898, he was the first to illustrate H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds, having illustrated it for Pearson’s Magazine in 1897. He briefly continued with scientific romance themes.

In 1909, he became resident gift book illustrator for MacMillan and produced illustrations for The Water Babies, Green Willow, and Other Japanese Fairy Tales, The Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Stories from the Pentamerone, Folk Tales of Bengal, The Fairy Book, and The Book of Fairy Poetry. During World War I, he was employed in the drawing office of Woolrich Arsenal, and volunteered for service with the Red Cross in France. He worked occasionally for New York MacMillan, and produced editions of Treasure Island and Kidnapped. Goble gradually gave up illustration to pursue sculling, cycling, and travelling. He died in his Surrey home in 1943.”

infinite-iterations  asked:

Love the blog. I have a little nephew (seven) that I have read to for years and was hoping to introduce him to some good, accessible literature or poetry before it's too late (we've spent time on a lot of the classic fairytales and lore). Any recs?

Hi !

I find it so lovely that you read to your nephew and help expand his imagination and love for fiction. I have quite a few kiddie classics recs myself (I’m planning to do the same if I get a shot at parenting, in, like, a hundred years or so).

Little Lord Fauntleroy, Frances Burnett
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
Anne of Green Gables series, L. M. Montgomery
Emily of the New Moon series, L. M. Montgomery
The Princess Bride, William Goldman
Ella Enchanted, Gail Levine
Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
Mathilda, Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
Michel Strogoff, Jules Verne
Sophie’s Misfortunes, Countess of Segur
The Witches, Roald Dahl
Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis
Coraline, Neil Gaiman
Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
Heidi, Johanna Spyri
The Little Prince, Antoine de St. Exupéry

As for poetry, I would recommend :
Fables, La Fontaine
Songs, Jacques Prévert
Poems, Roal Dahl

I hope this helps ! 

anonymous asked:

I couldn't find this on your blog already but I would love to know what you think the seven+'s favourite classic fairytales would be? Sorry if you've already done this and if so could you possibly link to it? Thank you, for this and and for just generally being awesome x

Leo- The Frog-Prince

Annabeth- 1001 Nights

Percy- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Jason- Jack and the Beanstalk 

Frank- Boy Who Cried Wolf

Hazel- Thumbelina

Piper- The Nightingale 

I think the more you understand myths, the more you understand the roots of our culture and the more things will resonate. Do you have to know them? No, but certainly it is nice to recognise how deeply these things are embedded in our literature, our art - Rick Riordan

RWBY: Prince Charming?

<p>Ok so we have characters based on princess fairytales in RWBY, particularly we have Cinder as Cinderella and Weiss as Snow White. Cinder has a glass semblance, glass slipper and an evil fairy godmother: Salem. We know Weiss is Snow White cuz ice, her song is Mirror Mirror. Blake is Belle from beauty and beast, for obvious reasons. What do all princess fairytale characters have in common though? Prince Charming. I have no idea if he would be a villain, a good guy, or neither but RWBY bases all its characters on some sort of fairytale or legendary figure and the Prince Charming is one of fairytales most classic and image powerful figures in them. Are they usually deep or interesting? No but RWBY has the potential to take the Prince Charming concept and create an epic, badass character the way they have with other bland princesses and fairytales, and of course they haven’t touched some other badass male legends like King Arthur or Hercules. I saw the Fairygodmother theory before Salem was revealed so I think that if some random awesome guy helps out RNJR or Weiss in the next season, he’ll make his way into main cast and become an important character based on Charming.

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retroadventures  asked:

I think Storybookland Canal Boats could actually be a great fit for Frontierland with its vignette style, replacing the traditional Disney fairytales with Classic Disney adaptations of folktales - Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, Davy Crockett, etc. Turn the boats into "wind wagons" to reference Windwagon Smith and add stagecoach motion back to the land and give the boat guide/narrator a more showy role with an old west character and I think you might have something neat!

Yes! Tall tales are foundational to Frontierland, yet their presence is pretty subtle. And just imagine all the little apple trees! Eeep!

Anyone else wanna answer Pure Imagineering Prompt No. 2? Pick an attraction and explain how you’d redesign it so that it fits in another land!