The Sleeping Princess and Other Fairy Tales from Grimm

The Sleeping Princess and Other Fairy Tales from Grimm

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 243.8 x 266.7 x 20.3mm | 884.52g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • ORCHARD BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1841215414
  • 9781841215419
  • 783,267

About Saviour Pirotta

Saviour Pirotta has written over 100 children's books, ranging from picture books to novels. He has been fascinated by traditional tales since he was a child, and before becoming a full-time writer he worked as a storyteller for the Commonwealth Institute in London. His titles include The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths and The Orchard Book of Grimm's Fairy Tales. He lives in Saltaire, West Yorkshire. Jane Ray's truly exquisite artwork has gained acclaim around the world. She won the 6-8 category of the Smarties Prize with The Story of Creation. The Story of Christmas was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award, and A Balloon for Grandad was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award. Jane lives in London. Emma Chichester Clark trained at the Chelsea College of Art and The Royal College of Art before becoming a full-time illustrator. She was awarded the Mother Goose Award in 1988 as the most promising newcomer to children's book illustration. She has since illustrated a number of picture books and collections for Orchard Books, Andersen Press, Pavilion and Methuen. For Orchard Emma illustrated The Orchard Book of Greek Myths in 1992 and in 1997 The Orchard Book of Greek Gods and Goddesses. Both books have been retold by award-winning writer Geraldine McCaughrean, who has retold a number of the Orchard Collections. Emma's lively illustrations perfectly match the magic of the stories which bring characters of Ancient Greece strikingly to life. Emma was also chosen to be one of eight artists to illustrate The Orchard Book of Opera Stories retold by Adele Geras which was published last Autumn to much acclaim. In 1998 Emma has joined forces with major poet and playwright, Adrian Mitchell, to illustrate his retelling of Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian published in June. Emma has also written and illustrated a number of her own books, including Tea with Aunt Augusta, Miss Bilberry's New House and Little Miss Muppet Counts to Ten. She also illustrated some collections written by Laura Cecil including A Thousand Yards of Sea (Methuen), and has recently illustrated Thumbelina (Pavilion) and Little Red Riding Hood (Macdonald Young Books). Emma lives in Fulham in South West London, and has featured in the Illustrators Hall of Fame in The Mail on Sunday with other illustrators including Quentin Blake, Michael Foreman, Shirley Hughes, Anthony Browne and Raymond Briggs.show more

Customer reviews

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.show more
by Lucy Wenzke