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Re: Colouring Illustrations

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Posted by Alan Hakim on May 18, 2017 at 04:42:54 user awhakim.

In Reply to: Re: Colouring Illustrations posted by Peter Hyland on May 18, 2017 at 00:25:14:

Yes, Amazon Publications did an S&A Colouring Book in 2005. It was called Vol.1 with a view to a second one for the Broads. But it sold very sluggishly, and we eventually in 2015 reduced the price (cheaper by the dozen) to clear the shelf space. All gone now, but I was able to get one last year as a present for a young friend in Australia. A great success, too!
It's worth quoting the blurb:
Many of us who read the Swallows and Amazons books as children took crayons or paints and coloured our favourite illustrations. Perhaps others, who would have liked to do so, did not try for fear of spoiling their books. Sharp-eyed viewers of the Ransome Remembered video will have spotted that the Altounyan children coloured their pictures too.
With permission from the Literary Executors we have reproduced twelve pages of illustrations for you to colour or simply frame. We would like to make it clear that the choice is not that of the Amazon Publications team. Instead we went to two young Tars, and have listened to their advice.
Do you remember the wonderful colourists who brought the Rupert Bear Annuals to life? Here is your chance to follow their example. Pencil crayons, watercolours, felt pens - the choice is yours.

I periodically come across copies with crayon colouring; nothing as good as the "Russell Lodge" water colours. But those pictures are crying out for the reader to join in.

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