Classic Fairy Tales

Classic Fairy Tales

by Scott Gustafson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579656867
Publisher: Artisan
Publication date: 10/15/2003
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 89,844
Product dimensions: 10.60(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Scott Gustafson is the award-winning author and illustrator of Artisan’s Classic Fairy Tales, Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose, and Classic Bedtime Stories, as well as an illustrated novel for young readers entitled Eddie: The Last Youth of Edgar Allen Poe and many other illustrated children’s books. He lives in Chicago with his wife and son.

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Classic Fairy Tales 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
tommylid2011 More than 1 year ago
Beautiful illustrations but poor story editing.  Reads like a mash-up of several  versions poorly mixed together.  Clunky narrative, characters introduced at the end of stories without set-up, just...UGH!  Avoid the pull of the pretty pictures and  find a fairy tale book with well-written fairy tales!
AnneDenney on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Very beautiful illustrations. They are paintings to remember. Grimm's fairy tales are well translated and slightly modernized.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received this at my baby shower three years ago and read it to my daughter from about two months til about seven months when it was time to pull out the board books. Then we started reading The Three Pigs and Goldilocks around age two. To begin, we just looked at the pictures, then I read parts of the story, and slowly she wante more. Now she likes to listen to portions of Hansel and Gretel and Snow White. It's such a beautiful book and has so many of the classics. It even helped me remember some of the plots when the new tv show, Once Upon A Time came on this fall!
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The book is an excellent collection of fairy tales that every child should enjoy. The illustrations on the cover and inside make it a special book for young children to own and be entertained each time it is opened. The only negative is that the stories don't always have some of the traditional elements expected and use different vocabulary choices than what is commonly used in the usual renditions. Regardless, the book is a favorite of our 5-year-old grandaughter who must have different stories read to her each time she visits.
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POTTERHARRY More than 1 year ago
I just loved this book at first glance. It is a nice and large book and has the most beautiful illustrations. Scott Gustafson has done a superb job on the illustrations ! I would recommend it as a great and memorable addition to every home library and also great as a wonderful gift to children of all ages. It is a wonderful keepsake ! The fairy tales are all the ones which are best loved so it makes a good read aloud as well as bedtime storytime book ! Just lovely !
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wanted my child's first book of fairy tales to be a special one, and this is it. The illustrations are incredible--many of them remind me of dutch masters. The light, the skin tones and the facial expressions in the illustrations are really beautiful, but there are frequent touches of whimsy as well. My almost-3-year-old is really enjoying the book and I'm enjoying reading it to him. Well done.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most beautiful collection of fairy tales I have seen. The illustrations by Scott Gustafson are lush and engaging. The details are so intricate and sometimes quite humorous. It is a real pleasure to browse through these lovely, jewel-like paintings. The text is also wonderful---the fairy tales are well-researched, respecting the origins of each tale. This is a must-have collection for any child's library.
nickj9478 More than 1 year ago