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Elephants, Hippos, Owls, Bats, and Snakes! February 21, 2013  |  By Admin

The National Museum of Wildlife Art is fortunate to have this wonderfully evocative graphite on paper drawing by famed illustrator Paul Bransom (1885 – 1979), whose work included such childhood favorites as Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories and Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. Nevertheless we would like to know just what story this particular image should accompany. It appears that the elephant and the snake are engaged in quite a serious discussion!

Your assistance in solving this mystery would be much appreciated.  Please respond by email to info@wildlifeart.org. The first five people with the correct answer will receive the 2013 Bull-Bransom award winning children’s book to be announced on May 3, 2013.

Comments (1)

  • Abraham Quartin on March 2, 2013 at 11:18 am

    It appears that the elephant is protecting the Hippo to ensure his safety during the conversation with the snake. I belive that is the case in this matter, while the parrots are just interested in what is happening.


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