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Arthur Ransome

A Few Children's Book Illustrator's I'm in Love With

Thomas Mackenzie “Aladdin” 1919 - via "If your dreams don't scare you, they are not big enough" (Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf)

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Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome. My childhood reading was definitely English flavoured, and yet we identified so strongly with the characters, wanting so much to create our own adventures

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Illustrations by Thomas Mackenzie from Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp in Rhyme by Arthur Ransome, 1919. Published by Brentano’s, 1920

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This drawing, by Arthur Ransome, shows John at the tiller of Swallow. It is taken from the second book in the series, Swallowdale

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