An Illustrated Treasury of Swedish Folk and Fairy Tales

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Pub Date: 10/15/2019

Pages: 256

Trim: 8 x 10

Publisher: Floris Books

Imprint: Floris Books

ISBN 13: 9781782505938

ISBN 10: 1782505938

Price: $24.95

Category: JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Anthologies

An Illustrated Treasury of Swedish Folk and Fairy Tales

By John Bauer

Price: $24.95

Format:

Hardcover

About the Book

A new centenary gift edition of the much-loved collection of folk and fairy tales from Sweden, illustrated by acclaimed artist John Bauer.

From good natured Scandinavian trolls through giants, tomtes, shepherd boys and princesses, the twenty-three classic stories by well-known authors such as Elsa Beskow and Anna Wahlenberg are delightfully told, full of adventure and magic with clever, resourceful children outwitting fairytale villains.

John Bauer's art – renowned for its detail, character and subtle humor – has never looked more luminous and evocative than in this gorgeously produced edition. Twenty extra pictures have been added along with a wonderful illustrated biography of Bauer, celebrating his work and life one hundred years after his premature death. The book has a foiled cover and ribbon marker, perfect for gifting.

This treasury will be cherished for generations to come.

About the Book

A centenary gift edition of the bestselling Swedish folk tales anthology by John Bauer, whose artwork has inspired Jim Henson, Frank Oz and Neil Gaiman.

Author

John Bauer (1882-1918) was a highly acclaimed Swedish artist. Influenced by Anders Zorn and Carl Larsson, and by the fantasy work of Arnold Bocklin, he started illustrating fairy stories whilst still a student at the Swedish Royal Academy. His best-known illustrations were for an annual Christmas book for children, Bland Tomtar och Troll (Among Elves and Trolls), which delighted readers with their gentle humour and delicate detail. Bauer died at the age of just 35 when he, his wife and their three-year-old son were drowned when a ferry they were taking to Jonkoping sank in Lake Vättern. He created an enormous volume of work before his untimely death, and over one thousand of his paintings, drawings and sketches are housed at The Jönköping Läns Museum in Sweden