Sunday, January 25, 2009

Erich Kästner vs H.A. Rey

In 1928, Erich Kästner published a children's book called Emil und die Detektive. The book was illustrated by Walter Trier (a Czech born Jew). The book was very popular in the German speaking world, as well as in Europe in general.

I wonder how much influence it had on the illustration style of H.A. Rey and his Curious George books?


Blogger Leora said...

Hmmm... the illustrations do have some similarities. I vaguely remember Emil and the Detective. I grew up with all the Curious George books, and H.A. Rey's astronomy book, too.

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery.

January 25, 2009 11:38 AM  

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