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Nov 25, 2013 – Page 54: Just as the Wicked Fairy was about to fling a large net

By Letitia Fairbanks, Hollywood, California

Page 54: Just as the Wicked Fairy was about to fling a large net

Page 54: Just as the Wicked Fairy was about to fling a large net about them, the humming-bird reached the crest of the rainbow…

Nov 11, 2013 – Page 52: The Fairy King realized there was no time to be lost

By Letitia Fairbanks, Hollywood, California

Page 52: The Fairy King realized there was no time to be lost

Page 52: The Fairy King realized there was no time to be lost and as the humming-bird could fly faster than anyone else in Fairyland, he gave him his magic want do carry to Princess April Morning-Glory.

Nov 4, 2013 – Page 51: Now Princess April really did begin to cry

By Letitia Fairbanks, Hollywood, California

Page 51: Now Princess April really did begin to cry

Page 51: Now Princess April really did begin to cry. And the blue butterfly tried to comfort her…

August 12, 2013 – Page 37: the song and so enchanted with Princess April

By Letitia Fairbanks, Hollywood, California

Page 37: the song and so enchanted with Princess April

Page 37: the song and so enchanted with Princess April and the blue butterfly that it was the first happy day she had known since being locked in the tower.

Page 35 – kept him warm and fed him certain healing herbs (Artists and Illustrators)

Danny Garrett
Austin, Texas

This page is filled with illuminations. In the first paragraph we have only two. The first is a small sketch of herbs, for that same word. Continue reading

July 29, 2013 – Page 35: him warm and fed him certain healing herbs

By Letitia Fairbanks, Hollywood, California

Page 35: him warm and fed him certain healing herbs

Page 35: him warm and fed him certain healing herbs that Princess April gathered from the fields.

May 27, 2013 – Page 24: But he told her to ask the Wizard

By Letitia Fairbanks, Hollywood, California

Page 24: But he told her to ask the Wizard

Page 24: But he told her to ask the Wizard who lived in the cave at the edge of the forest.

Page 21, Plate II: The Pussy Cat, a study of white-on-white

Page 21 – Plate IV: Princess April Morning-Glory soon was fast asleep in the pussy-cat’s ear (Artists & Illustrators)

Danny Garrett
Austin, Texas

This is my favorite color plate. It is so subtle in the rendering and so soft in the pastel colors and light brush strokes. Continue reading

May 13, 2013 – Page 21: Plate IV – Princess April Morning-Glory soon was fast asleep in the pussy-cat’s ear

By Letitia Fairbanks, Hollywood, California

Page 21: Full plate image - Princess April Morning-Glory soon was fast asleep in the pussy-cat’s ear

Page 21: Full plate image – Princess April Morning-Glory soon was fast asleep in the pussy-cat’s ear.

May 6, 2013 – Page 20: So Princess April Morning-Glory dried her eyes

By Letitia Fairbanks, Hollywood, California

Page 20: So Princess April Morning-Glory dried her eyes and soon was fast asleep in the pussy-cat's ear with the blue butterfly perched on the tip.

Page 20: So Princess April Morning-Glory dried her eyes and soon was fast asleep in the pussy-cat’s ear with the blue butterfly perched on the tip.

The final image is also brilliant. It is a small illumination of a cat's ear – April's next sleeping chamber.

Page 19 – as if her heart would surely break (Artists & Illustrators)

by Danny Garrett
Austin, Texas

Princess April is all alone in the Great World. The opening illumination, a heart, sort of mitigates this situation and offers forth some graphic hope. Continue reading

Page 19 – as if her heart would surely break

by Kelley Smoot Garrett
Austin, Texas

Fairy tales, of the type Letitia was looking to model Princess April Morning-Glory after, always had a moral, an important lesson meant to be learned by the children who read or had the story told to them – and it was meant to be lived by the adults reading the story to the children. Continue reading

Page 17: the word - brave. As a semiotic flag, note the red cross across the knight's shield.

Page 17 – Immediately Princess April realized that she had been tricked

by Kelley Smoot Garrett, Austin, Texas

This is one of my personal favorite pages from Princess April Morning-Glory. The ½ plate illustration presents the reader with an image of our heroine astride a detailed, anatomically-correct, rendition of a grasshopper. Continue reading

The only other image of animate life form is the nest with eggs high up in the bough of the tree.

Page 15 – Plate III: the butterfly, the Princess, and the spider (A&I perspective)

by Danny Garrett, Austin, Texas

In this second full-page illustration plate, we glimpse the seminal moment when Princess April is standing between two worlds – that of her safe home, the Enchanted Forest, and the Great World (our world). Continue reading

A bust-shot of the blue butterfly depicting anxiety above the word “moaned”, with rolling eyes and 'hands' to head enhancing the emotion.

Page 14 – great a temptation (A&I Perspective)

by Danny Garrett, Austin, Texas

On this page you get some idea of how Letitia laid out her pattern of illuminations. If you squint at the it, the artwork seems to step forward and you can see that while irregular, the illuminations have a consistent pattern. Continue reading

April 1, 2013 – Page 14: great a temptation

by Letitia Fairbanks, Hollywood, California

Page14 - great a temptation. And in spite of the blue butterfly's warning that if they left the Enchanted Forrest they could not return, she stepped over the magic boundary.

Page14 – great a temptation. And in spite of the blue butterfly’s warning that if they left the Enchanted Forrest they could not return, she stepped over the magic boundary.

March 25, 2013 – Page 13: fairy children went to school

by Letitia Fairbanks, Hollywood, California

Page 13 - fairy children went to school, Princess April decided instead to take a peek at the Great World beyond.

Page 13 – fairy children went to school, Princess April decided instead to take a peek at the Great World beyond.

March 11, 2013 – Page 11: were too small to fly

by Letitia Fairbanks, Hollywood, California

...were too small to fly and try as hard as she would, she could not saor up into the sky like the grown-up fairies

…were too small to fly and try as hard as she would, she could not saor up into the sky like the grown-up fairies.