Rip Van Winkle

Rip Van Winkle

by Washington Irving, John Howe (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 32 pages
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Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving, retold and illustrated by John Howe

Rip Van Winkle was a simple, good-natured fellow, and all his neighbors in the small Catskill village where he lived loved him. His wife, however, thought him the laziest creature on earth, and she often drove him from the house with her scolding.

This is the story of what happened when Rip, fleeing his wife's sharp tongue, went up into the mountains and met a band of strange little men.

The classic tale of Rip Van Winkle's strange adventure is brought to life in the breathtaking illustrations of John Howe. Reminiscent of both the Brandywine School of artists and the great Dutch landscape painters, Mr. Howe's style perfectly captures the mood and tonality of Rip Van Winkle's story and places the artist squarely in the tradition of the great realistic illustrators of the century.

from the dust jacket

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