Questions tagged [illustrated-story]

This tag is for written works that feature illustrations beyond the cover[s] and initial few pages. Where there are significant illustrations throughout the story.

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Late 70's/early 80's LP vinyl book. Other worldly illustrations of people, landscapes, and character sets. I think the music was classical-like

I have a memory of an amazing late 70's/early 80's illustrated LP vinyl book. Other worldly illustrations of people, landscapes, and hieroglyphics-like character sets. I think the music was classical-...
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70s illustrated children's book about a witch who lives in the attic of an old house purchased by a single mother

The plot as I remember it: A young boy and his mother move into an old house in the country (this could be set in England, not sure). I am unsure about the boy's name, but I believe his name is "...
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Obscure sci-fi illustration book showing speculative alien life forms on other worlds

This book has to have been published in the early '90s or before. It was an illustration book showing speculative alien life forms on other worlds. I checked it out from the library at school every ...
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Story about a boy trying to rescue his brother from sasquatch-like creatures, and slowly begins turning into one

I read this book back in the 80s when I was a kid. I believe it was a fantasy/horror style anthology, which contained illustrations. It may have been a children's book. One of the stories dealt with ...
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Picture book about two friends transported into a video game with a magic carpet and a laser sword

I'm trying to find this old kids' book I read in elementary school in the 90s-early 2000s. I remember it was about two friends that somehow went into a video game. I recall a magic carpet and a laser ...
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A collection of stories of witches

I'm looking for a book that has a collection of stories about witches. I'm not sure if it is a collection of short stories and also is illustrated. I'm not sure it's for kids or young adults because I ...
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Which Jean Giraud book is containing those organic wall Moebius textures?

Which Jean Giraud book is containing those organic wall Moebius textures?
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Episode of cover to cover- John Robbins. Book used? [closed]

I'd like to know if anyone remembers an episode of the PBS series 'Cover to Cover' with John Robbins in which he illustrated a story where a rabbit sought to gain antlers like a deer; the rabbit ...
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Looking for the name of a short illustrated story from the 1970s/80s about a group of ladybirds that are enslaved by other insects

I'm trying to find the name of a short illustrated story from the 1970s or 1980s that was contained in a larger book. The story is aimed at children but has an adult art style. It is very well drawn ...
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Searching for illustrated children's book with a distinctive hat central to a medieval story

Growing up in the 70's, I had a favorite illustrated children's fairy tale concerning a hero who defeats a chameleon-like monster in a forest. At the crucial moment of the conflict, the hero's cap ...
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An illustrated book of short science fiction stories I read as a kid in the late 80s, early 90s

I’ve been searching for a book of science fiction short stories, with black and white illustrations interspersed throughout. I can’t be sure of the publication date, though I read it in the late 80s, ...
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Sci-fi kids' book about a pilot's flight through space, and the ships he encounters along the way

The book is probably from the 70's or 80's, and is small, short, and written for a juvenile reader. It's illustrated in color. The book presents you as the pilot of a small spacecraft, and as you ...
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Anthology that contains illustrations for some Arthur C. Clarke short stories

I had as a child (early 1960s?) a boys anthology of stories of various genres, like westerns. It included several short stories from Arthur C. Clarke's The Other Side of the Sky/Venture to the Moon. ...
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Why is Bilbo's door and Hobbit house so incredibly oversized in Tolkien's own final illustration in The Hobbit?

Tolkien was a good artist to say the least. He did not have problems with perspective and whatnot in the other illustrations he made for The Hobbit, so that can't really be the explanation. Yet, the ...
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A version of "The butterfly that Stamped" illustrated with a picture of the Taj Mahal

If I remember correctly, my family had a copy of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories (1902) that was probably published before 1960. As I remember, in one of the stories, which I deduce should be "...
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Children's book from late 60's about an intelligent frog in a size-shifting LEM spaceship

I read this fully color-illustrated children's book in 1971 in New Delhi, India. It was in English and may have been a UK printing. I would guess it to be between forty and sixty pages in length. ...
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Artistic pre-teen hardcover about a girl who disobeys her family and ventures beyond a curtain with a door, to a land of trolls

I picked up this book at the mall in the mid-late 90s, and it was a beautifully artistic storybook about a girl who took her life for granted/was bored, and decided to venture behind a curtain in her ...
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Robot Illustrated Novel about a Man and Talking Ape in Robot World

I'm trying to remember which book series this is. It was an illustrated novel where it takes place in a future where the human race is replaced with a robot dominant population and a man teams up ...
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Children's picture book about a king destroying his kingdom trying to dig up a gigantic precious stone

I'm looking for the name of a book I read as a child. As I recall, it was in picture book format with illustrations of every page. The plot of the book involved someone digging down and finding an ...
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Children's Book with Hooded Figures Wielding Pokers?

I'm trying to find a book that I read, or that I think I read, over 15 years ago so it would be from the 1990s or so. I remember it being more of a kids' book, English language, big painting-style or ...
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60s (or earlier) children's picture book about a flower-eating bird

About 1963 or so I read a children's picture book about a large bird, shaped something like a turkey, that acquired the colors of the flowers it ate, and so was able to camouflage itself successfully ...
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Illustrated short with memory-wiped man being shown down a hallway to an elevator

I’m looking for an illustrated story that would have been from the late 70s or early 80s. Possibly published in Creepy, Eerie or maybe the Epic magazine. I’m pretty sure it was in color, but maybe ...
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Are there any instances where the illustrations in the Illustrated Harry Potter contradict known book canon?

After reading this question it made me wonder: are there any instances where the illustrations in the Illustrated Harry Potter series contradict known book canon?
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90s illustrated children's story book about two factions of alien creatures called "Blobs" and "Creeps"

I remember reading this book when I was 9 or 10. I might have been younger than 10, maybe 8 or so. In any case it was in 1998/1999 if I remember correctly. The actual book might have been published ...
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1970s/1980s illustrated hardback book in the style of John Berkey, ends with battle between protagonist and aliens

I had this book during the 1980s and early 1990s, so it could be from the 1970s as well. It's a hard back book with several linked stories in it, mainly following one protagonist and his sidekick (one ...
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Novel that is about robots fighting humans and dinosaurs

This book I think came out between 2006-2008 and I remember that the whole book was illustrated. Sadly I have no idea who the author is. I remember the story fairly well. The story starts out with a ...
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Gutsworld - a Graphic Novel about a Puritan, Victorian-Era Society trapped in a Whale-like Creature

What I'm looking for now is Visual Evidence of this thing's existence. Everything I've got together so far is below, and in the comments. It was about a Puritan, Victorian-era society trapped in a ...
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Book about a child who goes on an adventure with a witch

I'm trying to identify a book written prior to the 1980's, about a child who finds a witch and then has an adventure with her. The witch teaches her how to use plants to heal and then, I believe, they ...
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Kid's book about a robot called RUOK

I have a memory of reading a children's book when I was younger - around 1995? It was about a child who went on an adventure with two robots, one of which was called RUOK ("are you OK"). It was ...
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Illustrated horror book with several paths to follow

When I was a kid, I had this illustrated book set in an horror/fantasy/sci fi genre, where each page was a large, detailed illustration with some story notes on the left and right margins (or maybe ...
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Did John Bellairs tailor his stories to fit Edward Gorey's illustrations?

As I was preparing this answer, I was struck by the creepy hollow eyes of the two of the figures in the stained glass window on the Edward Gorey cover of John Bellairs The Revenge of the Wizard's ...
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Book Identification- Children's puzzle book about a rescue from alien abduction

I have been trying to find a book that I read when I was a kid and was wondering if anybody knew what it was. I think it was about a brother and sister, and the brother had gotten good at a video game ...
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Story ID Fantasy Series with Diagrams in Book

If I remember right, it is a series of 7, and can't have been originally published before 2010 or earlier because that's when I read it. Story consists of a big tree character near the end, the ...
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Children's/YA book where twins are separated at birth in order to save one from eugenics empire?

The Story The story takes place within an interstellar empire whose most significant feature is its eugenics program. Individual freedom has been largely removed. People do not marry, and instead ...
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Collection of Illustrated Horror Stories

I've been trying to find a collection horror stories that I used to have in the 90s when I was a small child. I don't think they had it at school. It was definitely not Scary Stories to Tell in the ...
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Trying to find an illustrated book with three sf stories: alien planet, underwater city, intelligent rocks

I'm trying to find a book that had three illustrated science fiction stories in it. The first was about explorers on an alien planet. They found a forest of trees with 'horns' or 'wires', and ...
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Are the illustrations in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition canon

Can we consider the illustrations in the newly released illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone canon? I.e. can we draw conclusions about some events, characters and similar ...
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An illustrated children's book about each season being created as a planet by music

I'm trying to find an illustrated book I had as a child. I can't recall the title or illustrator but the general theme was this: A god like figure with a lute, sitar or harp plays music and creates ...
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Short Story collection about monsters

I've been searching for a collection of short stories I read as a kid. I can't say how old I was, but old enough to read because I read them myself, and certainly I read them over seven years ago (I ...
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Children’s books, one in space setting, the other in a jungle

When I was little I remember getting these two books from the library. Both books were paperback and flimsy. The pages were wide. Each book had full page illustrations with puzzles and mazes in ...
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Story about an alien invasion that could neutralize Earth's spaceships

I'm looking for a story I read about 20 years ago. It was about Earth and its people were able to create star ships capable of real space flight. Not long after this happened we were visited by a ...
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70s Book about an intergalactic cruise [duplicate]

When I was a kid I had this large (coffee table-ish) hard cover illustrated book, which was basically a travel-companion guide for people going on this intergalactic cruise. The whole thing was spun (...
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Searching for the name of a Sci Fi illustrated story from approx 1970s about a never ending war

The story is set far into the future, not on Earth, about two nations that have been at war for as long as can be remembered but the origins of the war have now been forgotten. I seem to remember ...
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