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!