From wicked queens and fearsome beasts to sneaky witches and terrible giants, this stunning collection of darkly magical fairy tales gathers together stories of children who show true courage and face their fears.
Rediscover seven classic emboldening tales – Hansel and Gretel, The Selfish Giant, Beauty and the Beast, The Spirit in the Bottle, Vassilissa, The Wild Swans and The Three Golden Hairs – from renowned storytellers the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Oscar Wilde and more.
Each story is enriched by atmospheric artwork from award-winning Canadian illustrator Scott Plumbe.
Perfect for bedtime reading, this collection is an ideal gift for fearless children everywhere.
'Each tale is beautifully retold using digitally rendered ink and watercolor illustrations over pencil sketches. Stories have an easily discernable moral which centers on the negative of vices such as greed, cruelty, or wickedness. Each fable has elements of the country from which it came, adding a brief look into these lands and peoples. Pictures are an integral part of each story, beautifully drawn, and are essential in creating the mood. The storytelling style is engaging and will have young readers wanting more.'
– Youth Services Book Review, 5 Stars