Sky Above Clouds IV1965
Oil on canvas
243.8 x 731.5 cm (96 x 288 in.)
“Pinch Hit,” by Tim Green
I asked him what he was reading and his eyes lit up. “Tim Green! He’s the best!” he exclaimed. Then in a less spontaneous tone he said, “It’s for children, of course.” The way he said it reminded me of that point in my life when I realized I wasn’t supposed to read children’s books anymore. I remember the sudden burden, the self-conscious feeling, that I was too old for what I was reading. I told him I think stories written for children can sometimes be even more magnificent for adults. He smiled and continued on to tell me about the plot, about how it was like The Parent Trap (by Hallie Marshall) but even better. Then he said, “and you know, it has beautiful illustrations. That’s the problem with books today. They don’t have illustrations anymore. It used to be they always did!”
For old book illustrations, here is the OBI Scrapbook Blog.
-One EskimO, Amazing-