The Sleeping Princess and Other Fairy Tales from GrimmHardback
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- Publisher: ORCHARD BOOKS
- Format: Hardback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 244mm x 267mm x 20mm | 885g
- Publication date: 10 October 2002
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1841215414
- ISBN 13: 9781841215419
- Illustrations note: colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 610,220
Step into a magical world of beautiful princesses, handsome princes and wicked witches. This collection contains ten of the most loved fairy tales from the brothers Grimm, retold by master storyteller, Saviour Pirotta, and exquisitely illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark. The well-loved stories within the book include: Little Briar Rose, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and Rose Red, Rapunzel, Cat and Mouse in Partnership, Little Snow White, The Six Swans, The Frog Prince, Rumpelstiltskin, and The Twelve Dancing Princesses.
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Saviour Pirotta is an award-winning author of several books for children. His titles include A Seed in Need which was winner of the English Association Award, and Turtle Bay which was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award. Saviour is originally from Malta, and is now lives in Brighton. Emma Chichester Clark trained at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College. She won the Mother Goose Award in 1988 and has since worked upon a number of picture books and story collections, among those being I Love You, Blue Kangaroo! which was shortlisted for the Greenaway Medal. Emma lives in London.
By Lucy Wenzke 24 Mar 2011
I was so pleased when I opened my copy of this book which I had purchased as a gift for my 5 year old. The stories are beautifully retold in language that is simple enough for children to follow while still being interesting enough for adults to enjoy reading. Each story has about 10 pages of largish font text making them an ideal length to read aloud to children of approximately 4 to 7 years (not too short, not too long). Having said all that, it is the illustrations in this book that make it so special. There are lovely, colourful illustrations on almost every page and several full double-page illustrations throughout the book. In addition, this is a quality hardcover book with dust jacket and nice thick pages.
I have since purchased another copy for my daughter's friend.