Wednesday, August 28, 2013

'Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing'

 A PW Excerpt 

In 1872, a canny 26-year-old English bank clerk with a penchant for doodling on the job resigned his post, gathered up his few possessions, and headed for London to seek fame and fortune as an illustrator. The driven, self-taught artist arrived in Victorian England's publishing epicenter with no thought of creating children's books of his own. 

Click through to learn how that one-time bank clerk, Randolph Caldecott, got his start in children's literature. more

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