The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer: A Selection
This children's retelling features the tales of the Knight, the Miller, the Reeve, the Nun's Priest, the Pardoner, the Wife of Bath, and the Franklin, along with part of each pilgrim's character description from the General Prologue. Cartwright's illustrations include full-page illustrations for the tales; character portraits; and half-page illustrations depicting particular moments of the tales. (For example, in the Knight's Tale, Emily appears in the garden, with Palamon looking down from his prison. In the Reeve's Tale, the wronged Miller and his wife shake spoons at the two students who ride away in the background of the image.) These color images appear on nearly every page of the work.