The Enchanted Nightingale

The Classic Grimm's Tale of Jorinda and Joringel

Bernadette Watts and Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

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£10.99
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Available to buy

Quick Look

  • Beautiful hardcover edition of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale where love triumphs over evil
  • Beloved illustrator Bernadette Watts perfectly captures the magic and charm of the tale
  • Jorinda is magically transformed into a nightingale and imprisoned by an evil witch. Can Joringel save his true love?

Love and bravery triumph over evil in this classic Brothers Grimm tale compellingly illustrated by Bernadette Watts. Jorinda is magically transformed into a nightingale and imprisoned by an evil witch. Can Joringel save his true love?

Format:
hardback
Size:
294 x 219 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Books
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 4 to 7 years
Extent:
32 pages
ISBN:
9781782504368
Publication date:
21 Sep 2017

Description

Jorinda and Joringel are happily walking through the forest, but they stray too close to a witch's castle, and fall under her spells.

Jorinda is transformed into a nightingale and imprisoned in the castle in a golden bird cage. Joringel is powerless to rescue his true love, until one night he dreams of a magical flower that can overpower the witch's enchantments. Can he find the flower and free Jorinda?

Love and bravery triumph over evil in this classic Brothers Grimm tale. The beautiful forest and forbidding castle are compellingly illustrated by Bernadette Watts, perfectly capturing the magic and charm of the tale.

Reviews

'This is a beautiful book. I really enjoy Bernadette Watts' illustrations: they are detailed but soft, and the colours express such emotion. [...] A gorgeous book of 'happy ever after'.
-- Juno

'Berandette Watts has once again brough the story to life with her magical illustrations. The story is written in a simple beautiful way, showing how love triumphs over evil.'
-- Kindling

'The colorful textured illustrations are a beautiful complement to the classic tale... Readers who enjoy fairy tales will enjoy this lesser known story.'
-- Youth Services Book Review

'The text is clear, matter-of-fact, and frank... Most paintings are glowing, painstakingly colored nature scenes. Her soft illustrations are feathery, textured, layered, and strike just the right note between hope and despair to complement the narrative. VERDICT This tale has been skillfully illustrated with great imagination and is a welcome addition to fairy tale collections as an introduction to two lesser-known Grimm characters.'
-- School Library Journal Xpress

Author

Bernadette Watts was born in Northampton, England, in 1942. She has illustrated over 120 picture books for children, including many traditional tales, in a career spanning several decades. She won the prestigious Japanese Owl Prize for illustration in 1986. She lives in Kent, England.

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

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