Family Treasure: Books Part 3

photo of Little Brother to the Bear cover
{A lovely printed hardcover book}

Here are the last few book treasures that were given to me by my grandmother. Both of these books are BEAUTIFUL books and in fairly good condition.

The A LITTLE BROTHER FOR BEAR book makes me smile, because it’s design is looking like more modern young adult book design with the integration of image into the text.

contents page of Little Brother to the Bear
{Not a boring Contents page!}

{beautiful black and white illustrations}

On almost every page, there is some piece of illustration and what a difference the art makes! Each page is engaging and there is already a sense of story happening just by seeing the artwork. I could see how this book would engage a young naturalist or animal lover. I wish we saw more middle grade books today with this amount of illustration.

fox interior illustration with type
{great visual storytelling}

The red and black grape leaf cover book is a design marvel. It’s a book that is completely illustrated from cover to cover. Take a look!

Rubaiyat omar khayyam book
{title page}

Ooooooooo! Ahhhhhhhh! This is a book design and production wonder. There is pattern everywhere! The gold printing is created with a separate 5th colored ink (means this is a pricey book).

Rubaiyat omar khayyam book interior pages

Peacocks! The text almost seems like an after thought. I love looking at all these decorative borders.

Rubaiyat omar khayyam book random house
{more amazing borders}

RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KAHAYYAM is the title that the translator, Edward FitzGerald, gave to this version of his collection of poems, originally written by Omar Khayyam in Persian. Omar Khayyam was a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer.

Well, that’s it for the new books I received from Nana. I hope you enjoyed viewing the pages and surprises. Each book is very special to me and I hope that someday I too can pass them along.