Ronald Lampitt Lampitt is the star of many informative books for children. If he did idealise children into Janet and John types, he drew landscapes, townscapes as real places for real people, and with an understated pallette. He rarely appears in dictionaries of illustrators. Severalpeople have asked mefor moreinformation about Lampitt. The books are scarce enough as it is. So I decided to show you the whole work as found in the books and magazines themselves.

Seeing The Map that Came to Life in this way,you get to sense the intended narrative flow, the journey that progresses from page to page, with the ribbon of path and road, experienced by thekids who appear at the beginning as a sort of dramatis personae.