This classic compilation of Scandinavian folktales enchants the reader - of any age - not only with unfamiliar and quixotic stories, but with whimsical and gorgeous illustrations. This influential book has inspired jazz composers, fashion designers and many writers; even Theodore Roosevelt's sons, Kermit Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., penned a version. If this book's magic could be decanted, it would spill forth as the intoxicating perfume of lilies of the valley, alpine fir on winter winds, sea salts, bear fur and the froth of hag's caldrons. This small book, with its timeless wisdom and depth, is destined to charm future generations as a definitive childhood memory.
|Publisher:||Sai Corson Studios LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
KAY RASMUS NIELSEN (March 12, 1886 - June 21, 1957) was a Danish illustrator who was popular in the early 20th century, the "golden age of illustration" which lasted from when Daniel Vierge and other pioneers developed printing technology to the point that drawings and paintings could be reproduced with reasonable facility. He joined the ranks of Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac in enjoying the success of the gift books of the early 20th century. Nielsen is also known for his collaborations with Walt Disney, for whom he contributed many story sketches and illustrations.