Illustrations!? That's the trouble with these kids these days. They have to have pictures instead of using their mindseye to imagine what the author was describing.
When my brother and I were 6 or 7, our uncle Henry gave us twenty-five Hardy Boys
books from his library. I got in trouble more than a couple of times for reading them too late into the night. None of our books had their cover jackets and there was only one illustration in each, (If I remember correctly) so I was stunned when the Tower Treasure Mystery was put on in a weekly series during the Mickey Mouse Club show and the brothers didn't look at all as how I had imagined them to be.
Frank and Joe, uh, they were suppposed to look like me and my brother. Right?
Joe(I was also disturbed the first time I heard how the voice of Snoopy was portrayed.)Nation
He didn't sound like me at all.