An Illustrated Treasury of Swedish Folk and Fairy Tales
Author: John Bauer
Illustrator: John Bauer
A centenary gift edition of the bestselling Swedish folk tales anthology by John Bauer, whose artwork has inspired Jim Henson, Frank Oz and Neil Gaiman.
From good natured Scandinavian trolls through giants, tomtes, shepherd boys and princesses, the twenty-three classic stories by well-known authors such as Elsa Beskow and Anna Wahlenberg are delightfully told, full of adventure and magic with clever, resourceful children outwitting fairytale villains.
John Bauer's art – renowned for its detail, character and subtle humor – has never looked more luminous and evocative than in this gorgeously produced edition. Twenty extra pictures have been added along with a wonderful illustrated biography of Bauer, celebrating his work and life one hundred years after his premature death. The book has a foiled cover and ribbon marker, perfect for gifting.
This treasury will be cherished for generations to come.