Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Will and Nicolas II

Images from 'The Two Reds' 1950, by Nicolas Mordvinoff and William Lipkind.  This book is the story of the friendship between a lonely city boy and a neighborhood cat, wonderfully illustrated in startling red yellow and black. The book created lots of controversy when it was published and released into an America in the grips of McCarthyism because of its title and Russian illustrator. It was also recognised in 1951 as a Caldecott Honor book for it's superb illustration.