This exquisite edition of "Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm" features a delightful silver-and-gold impressed cover, pen and ink illustrations by George Cruikshank, woodcut-esque border illustrations for title pages, and gorgeous full-color plates by different artists. All the classics are included: The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet, The Golden Goose, Tom Thumb, Hansel and Grettel, Rumpel-Stilts-Kin, Peter the Gatherd, and more. 367 pages, hardcover. Puffin Books.
Six noted illustrators lend their talents to a definitive Grimms’ gift edition This is a beautiful treasury of some of the most famous stories of the Brothers Grimm, reproduced in their original form. Among many others, the stories include: “The Travelling Musicians” (illustrated by Oliver Jeffers), “The Golden Bird” (illustrated by Quentin Blake), “Tom Thumb” (illustrated by Raymond Briggs), “Snow-Drop” (illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark), “The Frog-Prince” (illustrated by Axel Scheffler), and “Ashputtel” (illustrated by Helen Oxenbury). With an unjacketed, foil-stamped fabric cover, six full color plates, and colored endpapers, this is the perfect edition for gift-giving or for anyone who collects books as art.
Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786- 1859) spent most of their childhood exploring the forests and old castles surrounding their home. Though both brothers worked as librarians and academics, their real love was collecting folk tales of their native Germany. Cornelia Funke (introducer) is the award-winning author of the Inkheart trilogy.