The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

September 6, 2012

September 6, 1939

Arthur Rackham (September 19, 1867  to September 6, 1939) the British illustrator, is famous for his whimsy, delicate drawings, and fairy tale themes. Poor Cecco (1925) is one such story, by Marjory Bianco, who also wrote the Velveteen Rabbit (1922). But it was Poor Ceeco Rackham illustrated, and despite the story being about a toy dog, it featured a real cat, a real fictional cat, and a fictional fictional frog. You can see it at google images. But here--- is another Rackham cat. It appeared in his illustrations for Grimm's Fairy Tales (1903).

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