We all know Glen Keane as the master animator on many Disney films and the son of cartoonist Bil Keane who did "The Family Circus",
but how many of you knew he was an author and illustrator of children's
I recently found this copy of "Adam Raccoon and the Circus Master" by Glen Keane for Chariot Books.
can tell the hand of an animator right away by the great staging and
poses. I love the thick and thin quality of his lines and the
expressive look in the eyes.
This book happened to be
published in 1987 and might explain the similarities in the Circus
Masters design and Ratigan, the Vincent Price voiced character from
Disneys' "The Great Mouse Detective" done in 1986.
I was surprised to see there were quite a few titles done in this series entitled Parables for Kids. Here is a list of titles:
A First Lesson in Trust
Characters With Personality
Raccoon in Lost Woods
Raccoon at Forever Falls
Raccoon and the Race to Victory Mountain
Raccoon and the Mighty Giant
Raccoon and the King's Big Dinner
Raccoon and the Flying Machine
Raccoon and the Circus Master
Adam Raccoon and Bully Garumph
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