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An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and Many More Classic Stories

An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and Many More Classic Stories

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Illustrated by Daniela Drescher, By (author) Jacob Grimm, By (author) Wilhelm Grimm

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  • Publisher: FLORIS BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 223mm x 284mm x 25mm | 1,313g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 0863159478
  • ISBN 13: 9780863159473
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 17,932

Product description

Two hundred years ago the Brothers Grimm published their famous collection of folk tales, including these thirty much-loved stories of helpful elves; giants who can see into the next land; foolish but good-hearted lads; princesses with golden hair; faithful servants and wicked queens. This sumptuously illustrated collection of essential Grimm classics includes stories every childhood needs: 'The Frog Prince', 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Cinderella', 'Rumpelstiltskin' and dozens more. Each tale is brought to life with radiant, faithful pictures from Daniela Drescher, one of Germany's best-loved illustrators, which are sure to fire any child's imagination.

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Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were German professors, best known for publishing collections of folk tales and fairy tales, and for their work in linguistics. Daniela Drescher was born in Munich and trained in art therapy. She has worked with children for several years and is an illustrator for a parenting magazine. She has written and illustrated many picture books, which are bestsellers in Germany, including, In the Land of Fairies, In the Land of Elves, In the Land of Merfolk, The Elves' Big Adventure, What's Hiding in There?, Merlina and the Magic Spell, Little Fairy's Christmas and Little Fairy Can't Sleep (all Floris Books).

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'[To illustrate Hansel and Gretel] Daniela Drescher offers a single, colorful painting of the children meeting the witch in front of a gingerbread house that seems to glow from without and within -- a subtle prefiguration, perhaps, of the fiery oven into which Gretel will eventually push her captor. Ms. Drescher's paintings in this traditional and satisfying compilation of 30 Grimm tales put emphasis on the enchanted aspects of the folklore rather than the fear or the gore.' -- The Wall Street Journal 'This is a large, elegant, hardback book full of favourite fairy tales such as Rumpelstiltskin, Cinderella, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as well as lesser-known tales such as Mother Holle. Daniela Drescher's beautiful watercolour illustrations are both ethereal and detailed. This would make a wonderful gift to be treasured by all generations.' -- Juno Magazine 'This collection from the Edinburgh based Floris Books is exceptional. The publishers' commitment to high quality production values is realized in a robust, large format book with clear text setting. Drescher's delicate but vivid illustrations consist of full and half page paintings for each of the 30 selected stories, punctuated by pencil sketches and silhouette motifs. The paintings are in the magical romantic tradition, depicting vulnerable women and children, for the most part, confronting natural and supernatural terrors ... This is an invaluable collection, which re-imbues these seminal narratives with much of their thought-provoking and talk-provoking vividness.' -- Books for Keeps 'Children's Book of the Month: ...the stories are exquisitely and evocatively illustrated, adding a new, luminous dimension to their enchantment. A book to treasure forever.' -- Cygnus Review

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1. The Princess and the Frog 2. The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats 3. Brother and Sister 4. Rapunzel 5. The Three Little Men in the Wood 6. Hansel and Gretel 7. The Fisherman and his Wife 8. Cinderella 9. Mother Holle 10. The Seven Ravens 11. Little Red Riding Hood 12. The Town Musicians of Bremen 13. Puss in Boots 14. Sleeping Beauty 15. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 16. Rumpelstiltskin 17. The Two Brothers 18. The Golden Goose 19. Jorinda and Jorindel 20. The Goose Girl 21. The Two Kings' Children 22. The Clever Little Tailor 23. The Four Skilful Brothers 24. One-Eye, Two-Eyes, Three-Eyes 25. The Star Money 26. Snow White and Rose Red 27. Strong Hans 28. The Hut in the Forest 29. The Shoemaker and the Elves 30. The Goose Girl at the Well

Table of contents

1. The Princess and the Frog 2. The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats 3. Brother and Sister 4. Rapunzel 5. The Three Little Men in the Wood 6. Hansel and Gretel 7. The Fisherman and his Wife 8. Cinderella 9. Mother Holle 10. The Seven Ravens 11. Little Red Riding Hood 12. The Town Musicians of Bremen 13. Puss in Boots 14. Sleeping Beauty 15. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 16. Rumpelstiltskin 17. The Two Brothers 18. The Golden Goose 19. Jorinda and Jorindel 20. The Goose Girl 21. The Two Kings' Children 22. The Clever Little Tailor 23. The Four Skilful Brothers 24. One-Eye, Two-Eyes, Three-Eyes 25. The Star Money 26. Snow White and Rose Red 27. Strong Hans 28. The Hut in the Forest 29. The Shoemaker and the Elves 30. The Goose Girl at the Well