Written for young children with all the warmth, wit, and character of the 19th-century originals, this collection, previously published as Elf Hill, offers a rich mix of fairy and toy tales from the master of the form. Naomi Lewis’s translations capture the poetry of Andersen’s simple style, while Emily Chichester Clark’s colorful art finds the vibrancy and whimsy in these stories. From elaborate tableaux to piquant vignettes, the illustrations resonate for both fans and new readers with their images of elves and trolls cavorting in the woods and toys comically assuming human airs in the playroom.
|Publisher:||Frances Lincoln Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.10(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Naomi Lewis (1911-2009) was a leading authority on the writing of Hans Christian Andersen. A distinguished children's writer, poet, and much-respected reviewer of children's books, she died in 2009.Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art. In 1988 she won the Mother Goose Award for her first book, Listen to This!, an anthology compiled by Laura Cecil. Since then, she has become internationally known, illustrating writers such as Roald Dahl, Peter Dickinson, Anne Fine and Margaret Mahy. Emma was the first winner of the newly created Grinzane Junior Award for I Love you, Blue Kangaroo.