(1846 - 1886)
Randolph Caldecott was a British artist and illustrator, born in Chester. The Caldecott Medal was named in his honor. He exercised his art chiefly in book illustrations. His abilities as an artist were promptly and generously recognized by the Royal Academy.
Caldecott greatly influenced the illustration of children’s books during the nineteenth century. Two books illustrated by him, priced at a shilling each, were published every Christmas for eight years.
The Art of Illustration (1894)
The Babes in the Wood (1879)
Baby Bunting (1882)
Six new fairy tales. Read for free online at Project Gutenberg.
A travel book of northern France. Read online at archive.org.
The Chimney Corner (1883)
Over forty Lancashire tales, largely in dialect.
A Christmas Interlude (1942)
A collection of Christmas stories, plays, pictures and poems.
This collection includes nursery rhymes, folk tales, favorite poems and nearly two dozen pictures books in somewhat condensed form.
Claire Huchet Bishop
Margaret Wise Brown
Come Lasses and Lads (1884)
A traditional ballad. Read online at archive.org.
All the picture books in one volume.
A pleasant story of a young orphan who is taken in as a servant, strives to do well through honesty and hard work, and ultimately succeeds, inheriting his master’s dovecot and doves. Read online at Hathitrust.
A selection of the “Graphic” pictures with captions in French.
A comic poem on the subject of man bites dog. Read online at archive.org.
Reproductions of sketches that originally appeared in ‘Will o’ the Wisp.’