The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, is a Halloween treat not to be overlooked.

ARTHUR RACKHAM (1867-1939) - ICHABOD CRANE FROM THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

Arthur Rackham’s Illustration of Ichabod Crane

 

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow has always been my favorite harvest-pumpkin-Halloween story; and no one illustrated it better than Arthur Rackham.

Filled with Rackham’s skeleton-like trees [the Wizard of Oz Apple Trees are surely somehow linked to Rackham’s incredible trees],

the Rackham-illustrated version of Sleepy Hollow has a unique feel to it.  The text alone is very descriptive; but when Rackham’s illustrations are teamed with the text, Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow literally springs to life.

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