About the Author
Roger Lancelyn Green (1918-1987) was a biographer of children’s writers and a reteller of myths, legends and fairy tales. He was a member of the Oxford literary group the Inklings, along with J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis.
Walter Crane (1845-1915) designed and illustrated the first successful series of mass-produced color books of high quality. The series began in 1863 and for the next thirty years Crane was pre-eminent as an illustrator. In addition to book illustration, he designed textiles, wallpaper and tapestries, and was a prominent member of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
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