First published 150 years ago, John Ruskin’s only children’s story is still relevant today, with its message about life, greed and the environment. Readers of any age will respond to young Gluck’s adventures as he succeeds against the wiles of his two evil brothers Hans and Schwartz, and to the drama of mountains and weather, brought to life for the first time in colour in Sir Quentin Blake’s witty and atmospheric illustrations.
Published by: Thames & Hudson
Format: Hardcover | Pages: 64 | Artwork: 35 color illustrations | Size: 7.8 in x 9.6 in x 0.5 in | Published: 7 March 2019

In this the bicentenary year of John Ruskin's birth - the radical polymath who believed drawing was a vital tool in seeing the world more clearly and without whom The Big Draw simply wouldn't exist - we are thrilled to see Ruskin's 'King of The Golden River' beautifully illustrated by Big Draw Patron Sir Quentin Blake.

The Big Draw (Formerly The Campaign for Drawing) was founded by The Guild of St. George in 2000 - which in turn was founded by John Ruskin in 1871.


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