'Picture This: Children's Illustrated Classics' at the British Library, Oct 2013 - Jan 2014

Friday 4th October 2013

Discover how illustrators over the years have interpreted 10 classic tales from the 20th century.
Be reunited with much-loved characters such as Paddington Bear, Peter Pan and Willy Wonka, and classic works such as the Just So Stories, The Wind in the Willows and The Hobbit.

Quentin Blake has loaned an original piece of artwork from 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' (pictured) by Roald Dahl.  It is displayed alongside illustrations for the same story by Michael Foreman and Faith Jacques, showing the book's long history of reinterpretation in a variety of illustrative styles. 

The exhibition is free to enter, and runs until 26 January 2014.  It is being held in the Folio Society Gallery at the British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB.  For more details, visit the British Library website