Christmas Fairy Tales

Christmas Fairy Tales

by Neil Phillip, Isabelle Brent
     
 
Ring in Christmas with this beautifully illustrated collection of fairy tales from around the world. The eleven stories in this volume include tales by Americans Frank Stockdale and Ruth Sawyer as well as tales by Hans Christian Andersen and E.T.A. Hoffman. The handsome illustrations enhance this delightful holiday book. Full color.

Overview

Ring in Christmas with this beautifully illustrated collection of fairy tales from around the world. The eleven stories in this volume include tales by Americans Frank Stockdale and Ruth Sawyer as well as tales by Hans Christian Andersen and E.T.A. Hoffman. The handsome illustrations enhance this delightful holiday book. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Tales both familiar ("The Nutcracker" by E.T.A. Hoffman, "Schnitzle, Schnotzle, and Schnootzle" by Ruth Sawyer) and less so ("The Last Dream of the Old Oak Tree" by Hans Christian Andersen) are at home on these elegantly edged pages. Philip's (American Fairy Tales) retellings, though occasionally stiff, glisten with the fantasy and magic associated with the spirit of Christmas. Brent's trademark rich, delicate watercolors accented with touches of gold paint (see Cats Love Christmas Too, above) exude an old-world feel that is perfectly suited to the classic storytelling tradition upheld by this collection. All ages. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
This is a lovely British import filled with many old favorite stories by Hans Christian Andersen, E.T.A. Hoffmann, and lesser known but equally involving followers of the fairy tale. The real joy of the book is in its beautiful presentation and illustrations. Working with watercolor and gold leaf within the medieval illumination tradition, Brent presents gold-edged pages and marvelous vignettes from each story. These are all set within borders of gilded, falling snowflakes. A coffee table book for kids? Yes, but also one to snuggle up with in bed on a snowy evening.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670868056
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.76(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.69(d)

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