One book jumped out at me from the list, The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. Just reading the title conjured up in my mind the amazing, amazing illustrations by Robert Lawson: the odd-looking men from the city, the expression on Ferdinand’s face when he sits on the bee, the cork tree with actual corks dangling from it, the ladies at the bullfight, the rage of the matador… This book is a masterful example of the power of illustrations, as well as a wonderful tale of pacifism and remaining true to yourself.
If books from my childhood are now considered vintage, does that make me vintage too? I prefer the term classic…
Books on the list that I’ve reviewed here:
Other books illustrated by Robert Lawson: