For the home educator, linking art to literature is a natural.
Tortoise and the Hare,
Edward J. Detmold
out West working on a ranch so that the
cowboys he drew for his Western stories
would be true to life.
Arthur Rachkam was one of the illustrators during England’s Golden Age of
Illustration: the later years of the nineteenth century through the start of the
4 His style of using pen
and ink line drawings overlaid with watercolor washes created an ethereal and
fanciful look that worked well with the
range of stories he illustrated. One of his
classics was the fairy tale Rip Van Winkle,
published in 1905.
Jessie Wilcox Smith was an Ameri-
can illustrator known for her works in
women’s magazines and for children’s
literature. Born and educated in Phila-
delphia, Smith had a long and success-
ful career portraying young children,
even though she was never a parent
herself. Her rosy-cheeked children
graced the covers of many magazines
in the early twentieth century, reveal-
ing an intuitive sense of children’s
moods and movements. In addition to
magazine work, Smith also illustrated
classic children’s literature such as The
Water Babies by Charles Kingsley, pub-
lished in 1863, and Heidi by Johanna
Spyri, published in1880.
Pat has been drawing and painting since
she was able to hold a crayon. Pat has a
degree in art education, a teaching credential, and has taught art in Pennsylvania and California. In addition to being
the master artist for the See the Light ART
CLASS and ART PROJECTS DVD series,
Pat teaches art and chorus at a charter elementary school in the Los Angeles area.
Pat lives in a windy part of southern California with her husband and two almost-grown sons.
5. To read the E-Book version of Little Women
By Louisa May Alcott and see the two hundred
original illustrations by Frank. T. Merrill, click
this link: www.gutenberg.org/files/37106/37106-
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