The Princess and the Frog, 1973. This book was the last in the original series of 27 Well-Loved Tales which started Cinderella in 1964. A few years later the series was picked up again and new titles issued. Old titles were also re-illustrated, including this one. The original version was illustrated by Capaldi. It was the only book in the original series not to be illustrated by either Eric Winter or by Robert Lumley. Personally I never liked the illustrations for this book. The colours were too garish and the prince was positively scary with his eyes so far apart he still looked the a frog. This is the only book of the 27 which I prefer in the revised version (illustrated by Martin Aitchison) rather than the original. The text, as always in the books of this series, was written by Vera Southgate.
The Princess and the Frog, 1973, matt boards, Illustrated by Capaldi. This copy is in excellent condition inside and out. Dating from the mid-1970s, this copy has the original price 24p printed on the back.
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