Monday, 3 April 2017

The Tyger Voyage - Paint Monthly

I cannot remember how long I have owned the book The Tyger Voyage by Richard Adams and Nicola Bayley, but looking inside I see that it was published in 1976 - it says first published, so I think this might be a first edition - so it is likely that I have had it for a very long time indeed!!

When we were clearing out the loft recently I found this tucked up in a box with some other books from my childhood.  The rest have moved on to the charity shop but I kept this one because I adore the illustrations, and the illustrations are what made me want to share this book with you today for Paint Monthly, a link up hosted by Barbara of Coastal Ripples.


This book tells the story of Raphael and Ezekiel Dubbs, a family of tigers, who undertake a most unadvisable voyage.  The story is a childs one, easily read and not thrilling to an adult.  The pictures though are incredible.  The detail is amazing, so much to see, beautifully drawn and coloured and I could look at them all day long.

The illustrations are by Nicola Bayley.  I would love to share them all with you, but don't think it is appropriate, but I hope you will enjoy her artistic talent in these few images.



Thank you for hosting Barbara!

Amy

32 comments:

  1. I love Nicola Bayley's illustrations too. We've got (at least I hope I kept them) The Patchwork Cat and The Mousehole Cat, this last bought in the bookshop in Mousehole when my children were very little and signed by the author Antonia Barber. Thank you for showing me more of Nicola's amazingly detailed work.

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  2. Oh wow gorgeous your book may be valuable too
    thanks for sharing

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  3. I also have this book, Amy. I bought it when it was first published, not for our two sons but for myself! I love the illustrations of Nicola Bayley and have several of her books including The Mousehole Cat and One Old Oxford Ox.
    Thank you for reminding me of these books - they are on my shelves, but I'd forgotten them!
    Margaret P

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  4. You're right, the illustrations are gorgeous.

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  5. What a wonderful find! The illustrations are really beautiful and so detailed.

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  6. I particularly like the one with the tiger. You can look at them for ages and keep seeing more. Love children's books with all their fabulous illustrations. Thanks for joining in again Amy. B x

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  7. Yes, they are wonderful illustrations...this is a new story to me. I am very glad that you kept this treasure from your childhood days.

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  8. They are wonderful and must have taken ages. Doesn't the gentleman in the first picture look like Simon Callow!

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    1. He does! I hadn't noticed, but you are right.

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    2. Thank you, Crimson Kettle!!
      I thought immediately that he reminds me of someone seen in films or TV, but I wouldn't have remembered who and where. :)
      The illustrations are gorgeous. I hope the tigers' voyage ends well.
      xx

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  9. They are wonderful illustrations. I love the markings on the tigers in the first photo and all the details in the second one:)

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  10. That looks a perfectly lovely book

    Julie xxxxxxx

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  11. I'd not heard of this book before so thank you for sharing some of the wonderful drawings from it and yes he does look like SC!

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  12. Just the cover looks lovely with the tigers in close company. Thanks for sharing. Take care.

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  13. I wonder if that is the same Richard Adams that wrote Watership Down.

    I love the cover illustration. Thanks for sharing. Aren't childhood books wonderful!

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  14. What beautiful illustrations! I can see why you kept it and I would never let it go. My favorite books were "All Things Great and Small" and the others. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  15. Oh, thanks for sharing. I don't know the book but the illustrations are gorgeous. Off to look for a copy!

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  16. I can see why the illustrations appeal to you, they're fabulous with so much detail. I had so many books when I was a child but didn't keep a single one, they were all passed on to my cousin's daughter, I'm so sad about that now.

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  17. what a delightful book and the illustrations are gorgeous! I love the details and the artwork.

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  18. Hi Amy,

    Looks like a beautiful book and how wonderful the illustrations are.
    You asked about our flowers in May - planted some ranunculus the other day and also Iris, freesias and gerberas are around if we are lucky.
    have a good Thursday
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  19. I love your book reviews, Amy.
    Amalia
    xo

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  20. Hi Amy, this little book is quite a treasure! Love the illustrations - so colorful and detailed. xx Karen

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  21. This looks like a nice book and it is wonderful that you saved it from your childhood. :)

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  22. What lovely pictures! Looks like a wonderful book, definitely a treasure. Have a wonderful day!!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  23. Amy, what a delightful book! I love really good children's books. I'm reading The Wind in the Willows right now.

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  24. Wow - how special to still have a book from your childhood, it could be quite valuable if you ever wanted to part with it! Mind you, why would you, it's gorgeous I can see why it has been kept over the years!
    Wren x

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  25. You are right - the pictures are amazing!

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  26. Such a nice book to save from your childhood. Those are the kinds of illustrations I loved as a kid with all the details.

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  27. So much detail, these could really fire the imagination of any young person reading the bok and immersing themselves in the story.
    Lisa x

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  28. They are wonderful! Thank you for sharing xxx 1976 was the year I was born :)

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  29. Wonderful illustrations in your children's book! I have many that were my daughters that we saved that are just delightful still. Real treasures.

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