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L. Leslie Brooke

Author, Illustrator

(1862 - 1940)

L. Leslie Brooke

Leonard Leslie Brooke was a British artist and writer.

His skillful and witty illustrations in Andrew Lang’s Nursery Rhyme Book (1897) established his reputation as a leading children’s book illustrator of pen-and-ink line drawings and watercolors.



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Bab: or The Triumph of Unselfishness (1892)

Bab goes for a two month’s stay with her aunt and manages to tame her selfish cousin.

Author(s): Ismay Thorn
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Barchester Towers (1903)

An ecclesiastical novel, second in the Barsetshire Chronicles. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anthony Trollope
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Book of Gilly: Four Months Out of a Life (1906)

A nine year old boy is sent to Ireland when his parents go out to India. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Emily Lawless
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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A Book of Unicorns (1978)

A collection of historical writings about unicorns.

Author(s): Welleran Poltarnees
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Michael Hague
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Mercer Mayer
Kay Nielsen
Et al

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Brownies and Rose-Leaves (1892)

A collection of new fairy tales and poems. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Roma White
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke
S. Schofield

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The Carved Lions (1895)

A brother and sister are unhappy at boarding school when their parents must go abroad. Read for free online at Project Gutenberg.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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A Deplorable Affair (1893)

A romance set in an English watering place. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): W. E. Norris
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Girls and I: A Veracious History (1892)

The adventures of a boy and his four sisters. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Golden Goose (1905)

The golden goose helps Simpleton win the king’s daughter for his bride. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Golden Goose (1905)

The golden goose helps Simpleton win the king’s daughter for his bride. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Golden Goose Book (1905)

An omnibus including The Story of the Three Little Pigs, Tom Thumb, The Golden Goose and The Story of the Three Bears. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Golden Goose Book (1992)

An omnibus including The Story of the Three Little Pigs, Tom Thumb, The Golden Goose and The Story of the Three Bears. The illustrations have been re-photgraphed. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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A Hit and a Miss (1893)

Making a great impression is not all it is made out to be, in this story of a gang of children in a park.

Author(s): Eva Knatchbull-Hugessen
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The House in the Wood and Other Old Fairy Stories (1909)

Ten old fairy tales, including The Bremen Town Musicians, The Brave Little Tailor and others.

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Jacob Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Johnny Crow’s Garden: A Picture Book (1903)

A nonsense book. Read for free online at Internet Archive and at HathiTrust.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Johnny Crow’s New Garden (1935)

Further verse adventures with Mr. Crow as he shows his friends his new garden.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Johnny Crow’s Party: Another Picture Book (1907)

Johnny summons his friends to a garden party. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Joseph: A Dancing Bear (1908)

The story of a dancing bear who determines to escape from his tormentors. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): John Barnett
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Jumblies and Other Nonsense Verses (1900)

A collection of nonsense verse. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Edward Lear
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Leslie Brooke and Johnny Crow (1982)

A biography of the English illustrator by his son, including a useful bibliography.

Author(s): Henry Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Leslie Brooke’s Children’s Books: First Series (1904)

Includes The Story of the Three Little Pigs and Tom Thumb.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories (1890)

A collection of fairy tales including the story of a princess who loses her gravity. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): George MacDonald
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Little Bo-Peep: A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book (1922)

Seven nursery rhymes. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Little Girl from Next Door, etc. (1896)

Phil Raymond takes pity on the orphan girl next door and smuggles her off to the seaside in a hamper, where she makes a discovery that alters her life.

Author(s): Geraldine Mockler
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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A Little Handful (1900)

Story of a six year old boy who will get his own way.

Author(s): Harriet J. Scripps
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Mad Shepherds and Other Human Studies (1910)

A collection of short stories about the residents of an English hamlet, including the village atheist, a shepherd and the minister’s wife, formerly on the stage. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Lawrence P. Jacks
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Mad Shepherds and Other Human Studies (1923)

Second edition with additional illustrations of this collection of stories and essays about the inhabitants of a small English village, include Snarley Bob and the saintly atheist shoemaker. The scan is of the first edition. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Lawrence P. Jacks
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Marian: or The Abbey Grange (1892)

When their father dies without a will, the Somerville family is forced from their home by rascally Cousin James.

Author(s): Annie E. Armstrong
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Mary: A Nursery Story for Very Little Children (1893)

Mary is four and cannot remember how old she was when she learned to read. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Miss Mouse and Her Boys: A Story for Girls (1897)

An only girl of nine is introduced to five boy cousins. Read for free online at Project Gutenberg.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Moonbeams and Brownies (1894)

More new fairy tales.

Author(s): Roma White
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Mostly Magic (1958)

A collection of traditional fairy tales, fables and nursery rhymes for younger children.

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Andrew Lang
Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Edward Lear
Hugh Lofting
Beatrix Potter
Et al
Illustrator(s): Boris Artzybasheff
L. Leslie Brooke
Wanda Gág
Howard Pyle
Dr. Seuss
Et al

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My New Home (1894)

Orphaned Helena has a very happy childhood with her Grandmamma. Read for free online at Internet Archive and at Project Gutenberg.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Nonsense Poems of Edward Lear (1991)

All the longer nonsense poems.

Author(s): Edward Lear
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Nurse Heatherdale’s Story (1891)

Young Martha Heatherdale goes as nurse to a large family of children after her fiancee dies, and remains more than forty years. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Nursery Rhyme Book (1897)

A collection of traditional nursery rhymes. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Nursery Rhyme Picture Books: First Series (1913)

This omnibus includes The Man in the Moon and Oranges and Lemons. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Nursery Rhyme Picture Books: Second Series (1922)

This omnibus includes Little Bo-Peep and This Little Pig Went to Market.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Nursery Rhymes (1916)

This is a smaller format edition of The Nursery Rhyme Book. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Nursery Rhymes (1930)

These volumes consist of pictures from nursery rhyme books, similar to trading cards.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Gordon Robinson

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Nursery Rhymes: Volume I Songs and Ditties (1916)

A collection of traditional songs and rhymes. Volume I of III. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Nursery Rhymes: Volume II Rhymes and Lullabies (1916)

A collection of nursery rhymes and lullabies, part of a set derived from Nursery Rhymes and The Book of Nursery Rhymes. This is Volume II. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Nursery Rhymes: Volume III Tales and Jingles (1916)

Traditional nursery rhymes and songs. This is volume III. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Oranges and Lemons: A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book (1913)

A collection of nursery rhymes.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Oranges and Lemons: A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book (1913)

A collection of nursery rhymes.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Oriel Window: A Book for Boys and Girls (1896)

On his ninth birthday Ferdy is thrown by his new pony and injures his back. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Pelican Chorus and Other Verses (1899)

A collection of nonsense poems. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Edward Lear
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Penelope and the Others (1893)

The adventures of five children who live in the English countryside. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Amy Walton
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Pippa Passes (1898)

A verse drama: “God’s in His heaven, All’s right with the world.” Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Robert Browning
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Poems and Rhymes (1907)

A collection of poems with illustrations by many artists. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Howard Pyle
E. Boyd Smith
Et al

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Ring O’ Roses (1922)

This omnibus includes The Man in the Moon, Oranges and Lemons, Little Bo-Peep, and This Little Pig Went to Market. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Ring O’ Roses (1992)

This omnibus includes The Man in the Moon, Oranges and Lemons, Little Bo-Peep, and This Little Pig Went to Market. For this edition the plates were remade from the original art. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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A Ring of Rubies (1892)

The legacy of a ring of rubies alters Rosamund Linley’s fortunes. Read for free online at Project Gutenberg.

Author(s): L. T. Meade
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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A Roundabout Turn (1930)

The toad goes for a ride on a merry-go-round.

Author(s): Robert H. Charles
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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School in Fairyland (1896)

The story of a class of girls taught by fairies.

Author(s): E. H. Strain
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Secret of the Old House: A Story for Children (1890)

A brother and sister, on a visit to their grandmother, explore the abandoned house in the neighborhood and meet its ghostly inhabitant.

Author(s): Evelyn Everett-Green
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Sheila’s Mystery (1895)

Two sisters share a name and a mystery.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Story of the Three Bears (1905)

Goldenlocks wreaks her havoc on the bears’ comfortable home. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Story of the Three Bears (1905)

Goldenlocks wreaks her havoc on the bears’ comfortable home. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Story of the Three Little Pigs (1904)

The three little pigs learn the hard way of what to build their houses. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Story of the Three Little Pigs (1904)

The three little pigs learn the hard way of what to build their houses. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Tailor and the Crow: An Old Rhyme with New Drawings (1911)

The tailor shoots an arrow into the air and it lands. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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This Little Pig Went to Market: A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book (1922)

And this little pig went wee, wee, wee all the way home.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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This Little Pig Went to Market: A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book (1922)

And this little pig went wee, wee, wee all the way home.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Thorndyke Manor: A Tale of Jacobite Times (1890)

A story of the ’15 in Scotland. The cover shown above is from the 1905 new edition.

Author(s): Mary C. Rowsell
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Tom Thumb (1904)

In the days of good King Arthur lived the smallest knight …

Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Tom Thumb (1904)

In the days of good King Arthur …

Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Travels Round Our Village (1901)

Essays about the people and places of the English Berkshires. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Eleanor G. Hayden
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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The Truth About Old King Cole and Other Very Natural Histories (1910)

A collection of verse, not quite nonsensical.

Author(s): George F. Hill
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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