Forgotten Illustrator: Joan Kiddell-Monroe

Joan Kiddell-Monroe, Russian Tales and Legends


Joan Kiddell-Monroe (1908–1972) was a British-born author and illustrator of children's books. I've been collecting her work from the 50s and 60s for the Oxford Myths series. Read more about her at wikipedia. Maybe someday I'll visit her papers.


When Oxford and other publishers sporadically reprinted these volumes after 1978, they cut the color illustrations completely (not even including black-and-white copies), which means they are forgotten and will probably remain forgotten. Some of the reprints use new illustrations. Most of the books are easy enough to find (especially as library discards), but you have to pay attention to the dates. American publishers -- notably Zalck -- sometimes brought out editions simultaneously with Oxford. All of the 60s and early 70s Zalck issues I have seen include the color illustrations.


Except for Wau-Wau, Kiddell-Monroe is the illustrator and not the author of the books featured in this post.




Joan Kiddell-Monroe, French Legends, Tales, and Fairy Stories





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, French Legends, Tales, and Fairy Stories





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, French Legends, Tales, and Fairy Stories





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, French Legends, Tales, and Fairy Stories





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, French Legends, Tales, and Fairy Stories





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, French Legends, Tales, and Fairy Stories





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, French Legends, Tales, and Fairy Stories





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, Swiss-Alpine Folk-Tales





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, Swiss-Alpine Folk-Tales





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, Japanese Tales and Legends





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, West Indian Folk Tales





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, West Indian Folk Tales





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, West Indian Folk Tales





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, West Indian Folk Tales





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, West Indian Folk Tales





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, The Heroes





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, The Heroes





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, The Heroes





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, The Heroes





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, India Folk Tales





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, India Folk Tales





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, India Folk Tales





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, India Folk Tales





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, India Folk Tales





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, India Folk Tales





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, India Folk Tales





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, India Folk Tales





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, India Folk Tales





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, Aeneid





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, Aeneid





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, Aeneid





Joan Kiddell-Monroe, A Book of Myths





Joan Kiddell-Monroe (author and illustrator), Wau-Wau The Ape