A sumptuous fairy tale anthology of stories from Europe
Meet helpful dwarfs, mischievous gnomes and powerful fairy folk in this sumptuously illustrated storybook anthology of classic European folk tales.
Much-loved stories such as 'Kate Crackernuts', 'Tom Tit Tot', and 'The Griffin' take readers on a journey through Europe as they climb snowy mountains, delve into deep underground caves and wonder at beautiful palaces.
This unique collection celebrates the rich folklore tradition of Europe, including dwarfs from Flanders, fairies from Scotland and gnomes from Switzerland.
With radiant pictures by Daniela Drescher, one of Germany's best-loved illustrators, Illustrated Tales of Dwarfs, Gnomes and Fairy Folk is sure to enchant young and old readers alike.
'A wonderful gift for a child or for an adult who loves to hear stories of the little folk, in their various forms, and their relationships with human beings... Colours are both bright and subtle so that the pictures really do glow and there is more to be seen every time you revisit them... In a world of superficial cartoon characters and doubtful moral choices, these stories and the beautiful illustrations which accompany them are therapeutic, refreshing and nourishing. I can heartily recommend them to all those looking for new stories to share.'
'I am so impressed with this beautiful book of fairy tales! Each story is so enchanting. Most of these are stories that I have never heard of before. The art style is so beautiful! The subtle colours and the delicate lines are absolutely lovely and magical! I love how little details in the background will catch your attention, and add meaning to the story. It�s so delightful to see these stories come alive in the art work! This is truly a special book, and it has a pretty blue ribbon attached for a bookmark. The pages are glossy and smooth. I love the elegant endpapers, and the whole design of the book!'
– Luminous Libro Blog, 5 stars
Praise for Daniela Drescher:
'Ms. Drescher's paintings in this traditional and satisfying compilation of thirty Grimm tales put emphasis on the enchanted aspects of the folklore.'
– The Wall Street Journal on An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales
'Drescher's dreamy illustrations are sweet and sleepy, depicting a world of magical creatures that invites you to visit it.'
– Youth Services Book Review, 5 Stars on Goodnight Sandman
'A fine board book with gorgeous drawings by Daniela Drescher.'
– Midwest Book Review on Pippa and Pelle in the Autumn Wind