Title: Billy and Blaze
Author: C. W. Anderson
I love this series. It’s a beautiful series. It’s a classic.
Billy and Blaze was originally published in 1936, written and illustrated by the very talented C.W.Anderson. Anderson wrote 11 books in this series I believe, Aladdin publishes eight of them as a set. The title Billy and Blaze is the first book that introduces you to how Billy and Blaze became good friends. Do you know that The Billy and Blaze stories are based on true stories or people that the author knew… only the plots were fictitious.
Beautiful story aside, the illustrations are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! The illustrations alone make these stories classic children’s literature! I could just stare at the drawings all day. It’s hard to find a book these days where it’s completely black and white pencil illustrations… in fact I’m pretty sure nobody really does that anymore. These are just exquisite… it’s amazing how talented this guy really is. You can see why this book has special place on my bookshelf 🙂
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