Original 1984 Rupert, The Daily Express Annual. Rupert and the Two Moons and other more adventures of Rupert Bear and his pals.
Illustrated by John Harrold. 1984, original edition. Express Newspapers LTD.
Rupert Bear and his pals are as beloved in England as Charlie Brown and his pals are in the US. Rupert was the creation of English artist Mary Tourtel and first appeared in the Daily Express newspaper in 1920. Tourtel was succeeded by Alfred Bestall in 1935, who for nearly 40 years continued to develop Rupert Bear and many of the characters that inhabit Rupert's world and the village of Nutwood, and send him on great adventures. Bestall was followed by Alex Cubie 1974 - 1977, John Harrold 1978 - 2008, and Stuart Trotter 2008 - present.
The Rupert cartoons are "text comics", where the full text accompanies the illustrations rather than in speech bubbles and other text devices incorporated into the artwork. The Annuals included games, puzzles, and instructions for paperfolds. For many Rupert fans, the beautifully illustrated endpages are a favorite part of the Annuals, depicting flying umbrellas, elves, dragons and other fantastical creatures, faraway lands, and magical places.
CONTENTS FOR THE 1984 ANNUAL
The Brella Flight - Endpaper
Rupert and the Two Moons
Rupert and the Wee Man
Rupert's Singing Fly
Rupert and the Igloo
Rupert's Memory Test
Rupert and the Wonderful Kite
Rupert and the Cuckoo Clock
The Charmed Bookshop has the following Rupert Bear Daily Express Annuals :
50th Anniversary Daily Express Annual, 1985
Rupert No. 54, 1989
70th Anniversary Daily Express Annual, 1990
Rupert No. 56, 1991
Rupert No. 57, 1992
Rupert No. 58, 1993
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Condition*: Near Fine. Lacks dust jacket, as issued. Cover boards: Slight bump on the front, top edge. Dated gift inscription top of front flyleaf; name written in "Book Belongs To" bookplate on Contents page. Small closed tear bottom of the contents page else interior pages are clean, undamaged, complete, and unclipped.
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