The First Noel

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    The First Noel, illustrated by Alice & Martin Provensen. 1959.

    Normally I don't scan an entire book, but I did so for this particular one because 1) it's not really that long, 2) the illustrations are amazing, and 3) the story.

    Illustrated by the incredibly talented husband-wife team of Alice and Martin Provensen, this book was done during what I consider a highpoint of creativity for them. Around the same time, they illustrated the equally beautiful Homer's The Illiad and the Odyssey from 1956.

    Merry Christmas!

    brina_head, {studiobeerhorst}-bbmarie, and 82 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. brina_head 101 months ago | reply

      merry christmas to you & the family ward :)

    2. Massarani 101 months ago | reply

      Cool!
      I have " Homer's The Illiad and the Odyssey "
      I love this illustrators couple.

    3. Rejean Pellerin 101 months ago | reply

      Could you post this photo in my group of books please?
      www.flickr.com/groups/72759907@N00/

    4. karramarro 101 months ago | reply

      I love that fish!!!

    5. Cindy Woods 101 months ago | reply

      these are so wonderful! thanks for sharing them, merry christmas to you and all the family!

    6. EF // OLD ACCOUNT 101 months ago | reply

      I will save it on my computer, this is really nice!

    7. robinart 101 months ago | reply

      verry nice style.like u work!

    8. Castanet 101 months ago | reply

      fantastic -- thanks so much for sharing

    9. ctb59 100 months ago | reply

      Oooh - I have a Golden Book Aesop's Fables (oversize) illustrated by them = )

      I should bring it home from work & scan it......

      & also a Happy New Year to all = )

    10. krakencrafts 72 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Illustrations of Alice and Martin Provensen, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. franceseattle 64 months ago | reply

      I LOVE the Provensens' work. I'll have to go see what I have of theirs!

    12. Lamevamaleta 64 months ago | reply

      I didn't know about this couple. What a discovery!
      Thank you so much for scanning the book and sharing with us!

    13. mscottwaters 50 months ago | reply

      Alice is in my studio group. She is an amazing artist, so talented. <3

    14. wardomatic 50 months ago | reply

      Oh wow, mscottwaters - you must tell her I'm a big fan of her work! I'd love to see their work up close someday. I know they had a big show of the Provensen's work at the Eric Carle Museum several years ago. Hate that I'm all the way on the opposite coast! Some day....

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