Looking for fairy tales by Finnish scholar Zachris Topelius, I just so happened to stumble upon a free library of children’s books. Most of them modern, but many digital scans of antique works as well – some accompanied by beautiful illustrations. Abandoning hope of finding Topelius in a language I could read (at least for today), there is still one treasure I came across.
With no real understanding of French, I was immediately taken by the illustrations of G. Ripart. They provide my only window into the story, “The Baby’s Doll.” That is, until someday when perhaps I’m able to read it.