January 25, 2007

Little Photoshop on the Prairie

The Little House on the Prairie MakeoverAccording to the January 29, 2007 edition of Newsweek, the acclaimed Little House on the Prairie series is getting a makeover. For the 75th anniversary of the books, illustrations are being replaced with "photos of models as Laura" instead of the illustrations by Garth Williams.

Interesting, and makes me wonder the publishers will do (already did?) with the illustrations of American Indians? There are many. Are they keeping those? Or will they simply replicate them, in photo format? Will they use American Indian models? Will they make changes to the ways the Indians are shown so that they are accurate--more accurate than the illustrations done by William?
(Excerpted from Debbie Reese's American Indians in Children's Literature, 1/24/07.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Little House On The Prairie is a high profile title. I hope this isn't botched up to make glossy a classic of depth and historic importance.