Classic Fairy Tales

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Artisan Books, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages
43 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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Awesome, charming illustrations. - Goodreads
The pictures in this book are phenomenal. - Goodreads
The illustrations in this book are amazing. - Goodreads
The artwork in this one blows my mind. - Goodreads
Beautiful illustrations combined with classic stories. - Goodreads
His illustrations enhance the classic tales. - Goodreads

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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

Review: Classic Fairy Tales

User Review  - 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

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 classic style, inspired by artists from the Golden Age of Illustration, is immediately recognizable. His books have won awards, and his artwork has appeared on greeting cards, puzzles, fabric, collector's plates, and wall calendars, as well as on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post. He has received an Independent Publisher Book Award for Best Children's Picture Book and a Chesly Award for Best Interior Artwork.

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