Classic Fairy Tales

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Artisan Books, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages
14 Reviews
This exquisitely illustrated, large format gift book features ten of the most enduring fairy tales of all time. The stories, chosen and edited by the artist, are a balance of 'princess' classics and frolicking adventure tales.

Artist Scott Gustafson spent more than four years creating the seventy-five rich oil paintings, reproduced here in full color. His style is reminiscent of N.C. Wyeth and Wyeth;s gifted student Jessie Wilcox Smith (plus a touch of Arthur Rackham in the fairies). The rounded-face, glowing children and charming interiors contribute to Gustafson?s unique and contemporary style, which will capture the hearts of even the most hard-boiled media-savvy child.
  

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Review: Classic Fairy Tales

User Review  - Ashlynn Johnson - Goodreads

The pictures in this book are phenomenal. They go along very well with the stories, very well illustrated. Classic fairy tales are always fun to read because you can see how they have changed throughout the years. This is a great book to learn about the classics. Read full review

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User Review  - Kristin Forman - Goodreads

This book of classic fairy tales features ten of the most popular stories of all times. He has retold and re-illustrated Snow White, Goldilocks, Puss in Boots, and even The Three Little Pigs ... Read full review

Contents

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS
7
PUSS IN BOOTS
16
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
31
SNOW WHITE
41
TOM THUMB
63
HANSEL AND GRETEL
74
RUMPLESTILTSKIN
105
CINDERELLA 114r
114
THREE LITTLE PIGS
131
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About the author (2003)

Scott Gustafson's first artistic inspirations were Disney and Warner Brothers cartoons. He pursued animation at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and Columbia College, but the discovery of book illustrations by N. C. Wyeth, Arthur Rackham, and Norman Rockwell galvanized him. His previous books include The Night Before Christmas, The Nutcracker, and Peter Pan. With Greenwich Workshop Press, he has created two original titles, Alphabet Soup and Animal Orchestra, as well as Classic Fairy Tales and Classic Bedtime Stories.

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