Sunday, 12 April 2015

"The Story Of William Tell" By Aliki (First published by Faber and Faber Limited 1960, London WC1, this copy is from the third impression, 1969) Part 2


This was the first book by American author and illustrator Aliki Brandenberg (born 1929). Aliki, whose parents were Greek, had decided to travel to Greece and Europe in the mid-1950's in order to find out more about her cultural heritage. She met her Swiss husband, Franz Brandenberg, during that trip and got the inspiration to write a children's book based on the legendary 14th century Swiss folk hero William Tell. The book was eventually published in 1960 by Faber and Faber marking the beginning of her long and successful career as a children's author and illustrator. She has been living and working in London since 1977. Here's her Wikipedia page for further references:



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