Synopses & Reviews
Authentic retellings of twelve familiar and well-loved fairy tales, gorgeously illustrated.
With a poet's ear and deep respect for the magic at the heart of our most resonant fairy tales, acclaimed author Berlie Doherty casts a sumptuous spell. Her masterful and authentic retellings of twelve treasured tales are well-matched by Jane Ray's evocative illustrations. Teeming with rich colors, golden trim patterns, silhouettes, and symbols, these pictureslike the timeless stories they interpretare to be pored over and cherished. Come back to CINDERELLA, SNOW WHITE, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE FROG PRINCE, and eight other beloved tales. Enter a haunting world of magic and enchantment.
andquot; . . . a tribute to nonhuman creatures and the stories theyand#39;ve inspired across the world . . . and#160;This time, sea creatures come alive in prose, verse, and image . . . Rayand#39;s exquisite woodcuts echo the sentiments in each retelling, making this a book to be relished for its text, art, and overall design.andquot; andmdash;Booklist
In a stunning collaboration, Doherty and Ray make 12 of the most familiar fairy tales their own. Readers enter a world of enchantment that is as strange and familiar as our deepest memories. Full color.
The sea is full of mystery and enchantmentand#8212;and this extraordinary collection captures every drop of its magic. Retold and illustrated by the renowned picture-book artist Jane Ray, The Little Mermaid and Other Fishy Tales features an international selection of captivating stories and poems: and#8220;The Fisherman and His Wife,and#8221; and#8220;Whalesong,and#8221; and#8220;Lobster Quadrille,and#8221; and#8220;The Ballad of John Silver,and#8221; and many more.
About the Author
Jane Ray has been shortlisted three times for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She says of FAIRY TALES, "Illustrating these stories has been the most satisfying of tasks. Fairy tales are the earth beneath our feet, giving us roots and helping us find our place in the world, but they also offer a glimpse of the magical and the enchanted."
Berlie Doherty, a two-time winner of the CArnegie Medal, syas that fairy stories are "enchanted dreams. We remember them as if they had been sung to us while we were under the spell of a long, deep sleep."
Table of Contents
Cinderella -- The sleeping beauty in the forest -- Rumpelstiltskin -- Rapunzel -- Snow White -- Aladdin and the enchanted lamp -- Little Red Riding Hood -- The fire-bird -- Hansel and Gretel -- Frog prince -- The wild swans.