Friday, March 11, 2011

Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault and illustrated by Fred Marcellino

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault and illustrated by Fred Marcellino received a Caldecott Honor Medal. It is my favorite picture book rendition of this tale. Marcellino obviously gained some inspiration for his Puss from Gustave Doré. It's hard for an illustrator of this tale not to be influenced directly or indirectly, I believe. Even Puss in Boots in the Shrek movies has some Doré influence.

Description from the publisher:

Fred Marcellino's magnificent interpretation of this classic tale belongs on the shelf of special favorites. "Riveting . . . A provocative, unforgettable visual experience."--1991 Caldecott Committee. ALA Notable Children's Book; Booklist Editors' Choice; The Horn Book's Fanfare Honor List; Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year; Parenting Reading Magic Award. 1991 Caldecott Honor Book. Full-color illustrations.
And now some illustrations:

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