Laurence Housman publishes The Story of The Seven Young Goslings

Picture book page with verse and image of wolf in silhouette

In 1898 Laurence Housman made his own contribution to lupine literature with a light-hearted versification of the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale about the trickster wolf and the seven goslings: “The wolf was a wicked, black-hearted bamboozler, /As ugly as sin and as old as Methuselah.” The book was beautifully illustrated by his friend Mabel Dearmer and published by Blackie & Son.

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