Lovely Vintage Children’s Book Illustrations from Poland

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We’re suckers for vintage books here at Flavorpill, not to mention anything Polish, so it’s hardly surprising that we’re completely charmed by these Polish children’s books from the ’50s and ’60s, which we recently spotted over at 50 Watts. The illustrations are as magical as you might expect from any fairy tale, but somehow bent, a little different than what we might expect, and all the cooler for it. Click through to indulge in the weirdness of vintage kids’ books, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Illustration by Jan Marcin Szancer for Brzechwa Dzieciom, 1955

Illustration by Jan Marcin Szancer for Brzechwa Dzieciom, 1955

Illustration by Jan Marcin Szancer for Brzechwa Dzieciom, 1955

Illustration by Jan Marcin Szancer for Hoffmann’s Dziadek do orzechów, 1951

H. Rembowska (illus.) and H. Bielińska (design), for Z przygód krasnala Hałabały, 1950

Illustration by Bohdan Butenko for Tuwim’s Pan Maluśkiewicz i Wieloryb, 1956

Illus. by Jan Marcin Szancer for Tygrys w pociągu, 1964

Illus. by Zdzisław Witwicki for Z przygód krasnala Hałabały, 1960

Illus. by Zbigniew Rychlicki for Nowi przyjaciele Misia Uszatka, 1963

Illus. by Bohdan Wróblewski for Wesołe odwiedziny, 1964