Honor Appleton's illustrating career began when she was studying at the Royal Academy Schools. She illustrated over 150 books, developing "a very delicate watercolour style that captured the innocent world of children, their adventures and their life" ("Honor Charlotte Appleton (1879-1951)"). She was influenced both by Kate Greenaway's delicate watercolors and by Heath Robinson's and Arthur Rackham's use of line and large white spaces.
- "The swallow flew up high into the air""
- "Early in the morning a peasant came that way""
- "Incessantly she had to dance"
- "It was just as if all the stars of heaven were falling upon her"
- "Further and further he flew"
- "I sought shelter behind the cake-woman's petticoats"
Briggs, Julia. "A Liberating Imagination." Marvels and Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies. Vol.20, No.2 (2006). 179-192.
"Honor Charlotte Appleton (1879-1951)" (Books Illustrated website). Viewed 6 December 2008.
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