One of them was The Adventures of Pinnochio, illustrated by Maraja. These fabulous pictures captured my imagination, and while I never read the story, I knew it by heart through the lavish paintings. It was a curiosity to me because they looked nothing like the ones Disney drew, and of which we were supposed to relate. For all I knew, this was the only book someone named Maraja illustrated.
|Libico Maraja (1912 - 1983)|