Meet The Woodland Folk

Meet the Woodland Folk by Tony Wolf.
London: Dean, 1983.

Well, I'm still not blogging as much as I planned, and my two-week post-op check-up yesterday led to another round of antibiotics (same infection that spurred the visit to the ENT in the first place), and to top it off, my computer is having major memory and storage issues, and it won't let me upload pictures from my camera to the hard drive anymore.  Do you mind my funny little tablet photos?[Please forgive the filter.  I didn't realize how green it was when I took the pictures yesterday.  Oops.  I need to be able to use my camera!!!]  

I received a sweet message last week from my bloggy friend Georgia in Greece.  She had an extra copy in English of this marvelous picture book she had featured on her own blog, and she wanted to send it to me.  How could I say no?  You can see her original post on this book, here.  There is also a post about other books by Tony Wolf.  I don't speak or read Greek, but Google Translate, while imperfect, helps!

This copy of the book was published in London by Dean.  It appears to have been published by Rand McNally in the U.S.  I knew nothing about Tony Wolf, but these illustrations are gorgeous!  I did find a website and a Wikipedia entry.  Tony Wolf is the pseudonym of an Italian artist named Antonio Lupatelli.

The book is a series of sweet little stories, vignettes about various woodland creatures.  It's funny - I never read it as a kid, but it definitely reminds me of the late '70s/early '80s.  It's like stepping back into childhood.

"The Spring Party"
"The Pea Pod Competition"
"The Blackbirds' Wedding"
"Oak Tree Terrace"
"Shooting Stars"
"The Swimming Pool"
"The Giant Wooden Clog"
"A Strange Picnic"
"The Greedy Quail"
"The Fawns' Overcoats"
"The Fawns' Overcoats"
"The Great Flood"

This is a seriously cute book.  Thank you, thank you, thank you, Georgia, for sending it to me!  Now I must find the perfect oh-so-American title to send to you.  Tee hee!

I have been reading a lot this week.  I'll try to have a round-up for you this weekend, but don't hold me to it.  I'm becoming very aware of my own limitations...

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  1. oh dear, you poor thing - fingers crossed these antibiotics will do the trick for you. Sending good vibes from Dublin..

  2. Fantastic book! The illustrations are so beautiful and it does make me think of the 70s and 80s! I am so going on the hunt for one now! I wish you good luck with the infection! Hopefully you'll be ok soon! Have a great weekend Danzel!

    1. I want to hunt down the other books in this series. There are, apparently, quite a few of them! Hope your weekend was lovely. xoxo

  3. So GLAD you liked the book!! :) I love it so much and I'm glad you have it now.
    I do hope you're feeling better and that you won't have to take any more medicine. Get well soon!!!! xoxo

    1. I do love the book! Thank you so much again. You're so sweet, and thanks for the get well wishes, too. xoxoxo

  4. This book is darling and I love the photos! they look cool and vintagey! So sorry about the nose infection and goodness don't worry about us, we'll be here waiting whenever you feel well enough to post!

    1. Yeah, I'm totally working on a non-book post. Right now, in fact. Huge book round-up coming this Friday? Maybe? Thank you, and yes, this book is adorable. Hope you had a great weekend! xoxo


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