The Wishing-Fairy's Animal Friends (1921)

Designs by Dugald Stewart Walker



To the left is shown a rare copy of

The Wishing-Fairy's Animal Friends.


This copy shows the original blue-stamped

orange cloth cover with applied pictorial








On the right is the decorated Title Page

showing one of Walker's lovely marginal

monotone illustrations.


The Wishing-Fairy's Animal Friends was published by Brentano's Publishers (New York) in 1921 and examples of the

1st Edition - as illustrated by Dugald Walker - are among the rarest of his illustrated books.


Corinne Ingraham (the author of The Wishing-Fairy's Animal Friends) outlines the themes explored in her book in her

Foreword thus:

Tell a child stories of legends and of fairies, so that he can hear the music of the

little creatures of the woods, and can sense the throbbing of the flowers' hearts

and you will have given him something that will tint his whole life with beauty -

a beauty which sordid details of the world can not smother.


The young mind should early be impregnated with the poetry of nature; for

without doubt the impressions of babyhood remain the most poignant of life.


It is my conviction that only by constant repetition in the simple and direct

wording familiar to a child can big underlying truths be accentuated in his forming



With this in view I have tried in the following sketches to establish a certain

animal fellowship, including a moral significance which the little one will

unconsciously accept.


I should like to see in every nursery a song-bird, a bowl of fish and a pot of

growing flowers, - and without, the wide, wild fields and woods.

Walker's illustrations - in both colour and monotone (for the books is also filled with gloriously wonderful marginal

monotone illustrations) - reflect the conscientious magical intent expressed by Ingraham. They are quite simply,




Our Greeting Cards and Reproduction Prints



For connoisseurs of Walker's work, we have prepared sets of 8 Greeting Cards displaying colour images from his designs for The Wishing-Fairy's Animal Friends and on the left, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear.








Code: DW WFAF CS(8)
Price: US$40.00


When presented on Greeting Cards, these images are prepared as tipped-on plates - in hommage to the hand-crafted

approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is

hand-finished and the images are presented on Ivory card stock with an accompanying envelope. The rear of each

card carries information about Dugald Walker, this wonderful suite and the profiled illustration - we have left the

interior of the cards blank so that you may write your own personal message.


Should you wish to order a Reproduction Print of one or more of these images, we have provided some options below.

Each of these large format prints is also accompanied by information about Dugald Walker, this suite and the profiled



To purchase, simply click on the appropriate "Add to Cart" button and you will be taken through to our Shopping Cart

secured through PayPal. Multiple purchases will be consolidated by that feature and shipping and handling costs to any

destination in the world are accommodated by our flat-rate fee of US$20 for every US$200 worth of purchases.


Of course, should you wish to discuss some customised options, we welcome your contact on any matter through


In the meantime, enjoy perusing these wonderful images from Dugald Walker.



The colour illustrations



I shall give you the loveliest thing

I can think of: that you should

always be happy.



Cottontail and the Wishing-Fairy

And the Wishing-Fairy gave all

of them long ears.

The Giraffe

I have a wish. Please give me

a very long neck.

The Peacock who wanted too much

I am going to punish you for

never being satisfied; for always

asking for more.

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: DW WFAF C1 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: DW WFAF C2 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: DW WFAF C3 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: DW WFAF C4 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00



The Turtle's Wish

The Turtle going patiently along

with Mrs Frog riding on his back.

The Zebra and the Wishing-Fairy

Stella waved her wand and the Zebra

had his stripes.

Mr and Mrs Frog go back to Stella

Don't worry, Mrs Frog's mouth is no

larger than yours.



The Caterpillar who was tired

Stella was coming nearer and nearer

to them on her Butterfly.

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: DW WFAF C5 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: DW WFAF C6 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: DW WFAF C7 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: DW WFAF C8 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00