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De Muze en de seizoenen Jenny Dalenoord

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Did you know there are people amongst us who get a happy feeling when the summer ends and the leaves start to fall? For those romantic souls this book cover must be a special treat. It is another Dutch book week gift, cover design and illustrations by Jenny Dalenoord in 1953.

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Jenny Dalenoord is one of the leading ladies in post-war children book illustration in the Netherlands. I found a nice movie of a visit she paid to KrisKras, a book store in Amsterdam in 2005. Jenny was 87 then, but shining. I will show some covers she did in a future post. Below are some details from this Muse and the seasons book. Look at the wonderful play between positive and negative form.

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De Muze en de seizoenen
Poetry collected by Clara Eggink
CPNB – 1953
Cover and illustrations by Jenny Dalenoord
Book format: 135 x 215 mm

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