Vintage Book Illustrations Anatole by Paul Galdone from 1970

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This artwork is for the illustrated children's book "Anatole and the Toy Shop" from 1970.

Paul Galdone although he was also a painter and sculptor he is best known as a writer and illustrator of children's books. During his early career, Galdone worked in the art department at Doubleday where he designed a successful book jacket. 

The experience led him to believe that he could make a living as a freelance illustrator. He left behind the working world of New York City when he and his wife moved to rural Rockland County, New York. Many of Galdone's works are adaptations of fairy tales and folktales.

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Children's author Eve Titus created the characters of Basil of Baker Street and Anatole

Basil, a mouse private detective in the Victorian age, was the subject of Walt Disney's The Great Mouse Detective. An animated adaptation was also made based on Anatole, a heroic and resourceful French mouse.

vintage book on white background

vintage book on white background

vintage book on white background

vintage book on white background

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