Wednesday, 29 February 2012

"Adventures Of Jaboti On The Amazon", illustrations by John Vernon Lord, 1968

John Vernon Lord is another great character in the British illustration history. Born in 1939 and still producing amazing work. Here's a link for a very good biography
The stories of Jaboti in the Amazon jungle are a witty and unpredictable - a good example of 1960's children's literature. It's great fun for adults as well because the animals are full of human qualities such as selfishness, self-delusion and other mischiefs.

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