Jan Pienkowski’s exquisitely detailed illustrations decorate every page of this stunning fairy tale collection. His bewitching silhouettes and glowing marbleized backgrounds bring to life the enchanted worlds of four beloved stories—"Snow White," "Sleeping Beauty," "Hansel and Gretel," and "Cinderella." Each fairy tale has been translated and retold to reflect the original dark magic of the earliest versions of these classic works. And with special details like gold-edged pages, this lavishly produced volume is a perfect holiday gift for the whole family to treasure.
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Jan Pienkowski was born in Warsaw, Poland, and emigrated to London, England, when he was ten years old. He is an award-winning illustrator of many books for young children. He lives in England.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 4–This elegant publication includes Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, and Snow White. The illustrations are a dramatic mix of black silhouettes on white paper, often surrounded by swirls of color and silhouettes filled in with color. Large calligraphic letters on colorful backgrounds pop up throughout the book at the heads of paragraphs; the print is large and clear. Surprisingly, in such a beautifully designed book, there is no table of contents for readers who want to locate a specific story. Page numbers are provided, although their value seems somewhat diminished. A brief introduction includes information about the Grimm Brothers and Charles Perrault as well as some context for the artist's decision to illustrate these particular tales; however, no bibliography pinpoints the exact sources for the text. While young children may primarily be interested in the stories, the beauty and quality of presentation will please older readers and book collectors.–Kirsten Cutler, Sonoma County Library, CA
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Book Description Puffin, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110141382244
Book Description Puffin Books, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141382244
Book Description Puffin, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0141382244