Five best-loved fairy tales by a renowned folk artist
Any parent or grandparent longing to share these timeless, well-loved tales with a favorite child will welcome this enchanting collection from acclaimed folk artist Will Moses.
Five tales are included: Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Rumpelstiltskin, and Puss in Boots. Each one is profusely illustrated with vignettes as well as a lavish double spread that incorporates all the key events of the story.
This handsome volume, full of fascinating detail and plentiful charm, is destined to become a family treasure.
Folk artist Moses recounts five familiar fairy tales Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White, Puss in Boots, and Beauty and the Beast accompanied by his distinctively feathery, pastoral painting style. Moses's retellings are faithful and straightforward, and he strikes an old-fashioned tone in keeping with the look of the tiny images that pepper the pages. Each story concludes with an evocative full-spread painting that charts the key events of the story; in a painting for Beauty and the Beast, readers see Beauty's merchant father setting out on horseback at left, his first encounter with a fearsome horned beast along a winding trail in the center of the spread, and the Beast's courtship of Beauty unfolding on the right. It's a cozy, traditional collection, well-suited for brief, bedtime readalouds. Ages 3 7.