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The Silver Branch by Rosemary Sutcliffe.  Charles Keeping cover, Puffin paperback edition. This is the edition I had - Keeping's illustrations were always the best

The Silver Branch by Rosemary Sutcliffe. This is the edition I had - Keeping's illustrations were always the best

Charles Keeping's illustrations to Warrior Scarlet by Rosemary Sutcliff

Book Review: “Warrior Scarlet” by Rosemary Sutcliff

Charles Keeping's illustrations to Warrior Scarlet by Rosemary Sutcliff

Charles Keeping's illustrations to Warrior Scarlet by Rosemary Sutcliff

Book Review: “Warrior Scarlet” by Rosemary Sutcliff

Charles Keeping's illustrations to Warrior Scarlet by Rosemary Sutcliff

Beowulf was my introduction to Vikings when I was 10! I have read it so many times in the last 40 years, highly recommend.

Posts about Charles Keeping written by Anthony Lawton

Puffin picture books, produced between 1940 and 1965. More here http://vintageposterblog.com/2011/09/16/everday-good-design/

A Puffin book, illustrated by S. Described by David Thomas in the 1962 Penrose Annual as 'one of the most beautiful illustrated books of this century'

Charles Keeping illustration for Warrior Scarlet.  Click on image to ENLARGE.

Front Free Endpaper: Charles Keeping Illustrates Sutcliff

Alan Garner, Elidor, London: Collins, 1965.

Alan Garner, Elidor, London: Collins, 1965.

Grendels mother was bigger and stronger than he was, she was a greater challenge for Beowulf

Beowulf Battles Grendel’s Mother By CHARLES KEEPING. The Anglo Saxons loved poems and stories which were passed on by word of mouth. They were usually songs about bravery, loyalty and good and evil. The most famous is Beowulf.

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