When I was little, her Red Riding Hood struck more fear into me than any of the gruesome Victorian works illustrating faerie tales by the Brothers Grimm.
Her illustrations for Robert Louis Stevenson's "A Child's Garden of Verses" remain my absolute favorites. The connection I felt, even as a little girl, was complete and instant: I *was* that little girl in the reading nook, lost in her book.
What follows here are Smith's illustrations from a coverless 1907 copy of Stevenson's book and most have been in one of my shops at one time or another and a number of them can still be found there.
I have had other editions of this book, but I much prefer the 1907 edition for their size and their captioning. And Smith, as I said, is very much of favorite of mine.
If you're looking for a particular illustration from her, let me know ~ I'll find it for you!
|Dressing By Candlelight|
|Looking Glass River|
|The Water Now Is Turned To Stone|
|All The Names I Know From Nurse|
|And Looked Abroad On Foreign Lands|
|Don't You Wish That You Were Me|
|He Stays So Close Beside Me|
|The Long Black Passage Up To Bed|
|Land of Play|
|What Did Other Children Do?|