An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales

Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and many more classic stories

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm; Illustrated by Daniela Drescher

Price:
£14.99
Availability:
Currently reprinting - due 26 Feb 2018

Quick Look

  • A collection of some of the best-loved classic Grimms tales
  • Thirty much-loved stories including 'The Princess and the Frog', 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Cinderella' and 'Rumpelstiltskin'.
  • Illustrations by best-selling author Daniela Drescher.

A sumptuously illustrated collection of thirty Brothers Grimm stories, brought to life by Daniela Drescher's radiant pictures.

Format:
hardback
Size:
284 x 223 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Story Books & Anthologies
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 5 to 10 years
Extent:
224 pages
ISBN:
9780863159473
Publication date:
21 Mar 2013

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 Princess and the Frog', '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.

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

Reviews

'[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

Author

The Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, were German professors whose collections of folk tales and fairy tales have been loved for generations.

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).

Links

Do you love fairy tales as much as we do? You'll love some of the following picture books and collections:
Cinderella: A Grimm's Fairy Tale illustrated by Ulrike Haseloff
The Princess and the Pea illustrated by Maja Dusikova
Goldilocks and the Three Bears illustrated by Gerda Muller
Favourite Tales from Hans Christian Andersen -- a collection of Hans Christian Andersen best-loved tales, beautifully illustrated, including The Little Mermaid, The Fir Tree, The Swineherd, The Little Match-seller, and The Emperor's New Suit
Favourite Grimm's Tales -- illustrated by Anastasia Archipova, this collection includes Little Red Riding Hood; The Frog Prince; Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin and many others
Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm
The Hut in the Forest by the Brothers Grimm
Little Red Riding-Hood by the Brothers Grimm
Sleeping Beauty by the Brothers Grimm


If you want to know more about the background to fairy tales, their recurring themes, characters, and significance, you might be interested in these books:
The Wisdom of the Fairy Tales by Rudolf Meyer
The Power of Stories: Nurturing Children's Imagination and Consciousness by Horst Kornberger

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