Tuesday, January 28, 2014

in the jungle

this little book caught my eye in the thrift store some while ago due to its happy cover. its written and illustrated by 7-years old Ileana Holmboe in 1944. she won a competition for children by the Danish publisher Rosendahl & Jørgensen and had her contribution published. her colourful, naïve drawings make us smile, and i love that the book is printed with her fantastic 1944-7-years-old-handwriting. the story is a jungle adventure, and the tiger is just as cruel as the drawing shows but everything has a happy ending.

Ileana Holmboe: "Urskov-Æventyr", Rosendahl & Jørgensen, 1944.


  1. This is so lovely. Great find!

    1. Saskia - yes, and quite unusual! As I was googling the book to learn more about it, I saw that it was also published by a Basel-based publisher in German, "urwald-abenteur" :)

    2. I'll have to search for it ...

    3. I'll have to search for it ...

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    1. ja, den er både sjov og fin - og FV er meget optaget af, at det er et barn, der har skrevet og tegnet :)


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