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REVISITING PERE CASTOR’S SERIES OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS

When I, in the 1990’s first encountered the Pere Castor stories (primarily from the 1930s), it was the illustrative and lithographic strengths which enchanted me. Then, on getting down to the French texts, I was delighted anew by the deft … Continue reading

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PERE CASTOR DESERVES AN ENCORE!

In the 1935 edition of Plouf the Wild Duck, we’re ushered into the birth of the little protagonist by way of his mother’s reverie on the changes of the moon during her stay on the nest with her eggs. That … Continue reading

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WILD AND WONDERFUL: PERE CASTOR ILLUSTRATED BOOKS

We have embarked, in our acquisitions of the past year or so, upon the easily underestimated powers of Americana graphics. Here we want to dip into inventory we’ve held and loved for years, graphics that likewise trade in discovery that … Continue reading

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