As part of my 1000-story readathon, I just enjoyed this collection of Chinese myths and rather fantastical tales, wonderfully illustrated by Joan Kiddell-Monroe.   See below for a few samples of her kinetic images.  I particularly like the headless woman and the man’s facial expression, ‘Thanks, but no thanks…’

Noting this is one of a series, Oxford Myths and Legends, I will be seeking out others.   

Source: Cyril Birch, Chinese Myths and Fantasies, illus. Joan Kiddell-Monroe (London: Oxford University Press, 1975).

Book illustration - Chinese Myths & Legends - Joan Kiddell-Monroe


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