(1857 - 1926)
Louis John Rhead (November 6, 1857 – July 29, 1926) was an English-born American artist, illustrator, author and angler who was born in Etruria, Staffordshire, England. He emigrated to the United States at the age of twenty-four.
Aesop’s Fables (1927)
A selection of Aesop’s fables with black and white illustrations by Louis Rhead and color by Frank Schoonover.
A selection from the Arabian Nights with black and white illustrations by Louis Rhead and color by Frank Schoonover. Read online at archive.org.
While written last, in 1841, The Deerslayer is chronologically the first in the Leatherstocking Tales. Natty Bumpo, a European raised among American Indians, is the hero of the series.
The Fairy Book (1922)
Classic fairy tales retold by the author, herself the author of modern fairy tales. Read online at archive.org.
Fun and Fantasy (1958)
An anthology of imaginative stories and poems for older readers.
Grimm’s Fairy Tales (1917)
Classic tales from the Brothers Grimm. Black and white illustrations by Rhead, color by Schoonover. Read online at UofF.
Gulliver’s Travels (1921)
Lemuel Gulliver is shipwrecked in various strange countries, including those of the Lilliputians, Brobdingnagians and Houyhnhnms. Read online at Hathitrust.
A selection of Hans Christian Andersen’s stories with black and white illustrations by Louis Rhead and color plates by Frank Schoonover. This scan lacks the Schoonover illlustrations. Read online at Hathitrust.
Hans and his sister try to earn money to help their mother and pay for a doctor to cure their father.
The story of an orphan who goes to live with her grandfather in the high alpine pastures.
When David Balfour comes to his uncle to claim his inheritance, he is kidnapped and put on a ship for the Carolinas. He escapes and, in company with Alan Breck Stewart, adventures about the Highlands of Scotland. Read online at archive.org.
King Arthur and His Knights (1923)
Another retelling of the story of King Arthur. Read online at archive.org.
Robinson Crusoe (1921)
First published is 1719, this account of ‘eight and twenty years, all alone on an uninhabited island on the coast of America’ was based on the experiences of Alexander Selkirk, who was marooned on an island in the Pacific Ocean. Most recent editions have been abridged and some have had the religious themes suppressed. It gave birth the the genre of Robinsonade. Read online at Hathitrust.
The Swiss Family Robinson (1921)
A family is shipwrecked on a tropical island and proceed to make a new life for themselves. Read online at Hathitrust.
Tales from Shakespeare (1918)
A celebrated collection of prose retellings of Shakespeare’s plays. Read online at archive.org.
Tom Brown’s School Days (1911)
One of the first English boarding school stories set at Rugby and written by an ‘old boy.’ The black and white illustrations are by Rhead, the color by Schoonover. Read online at archive.org.
Treasure Island (1921)
When Jim Hawkins retrieves Flint’s map from the sea chest of the dead Billy Bones, Squire Trelawney and Doctor Livesey catch the treasure fever and outfit a ship to search for it. Read online at archive.org.