Synopses & Reviews
Richly hued oil paintings complement a story simply and gracefully told. "Children...love the story for its mystery, and its familiarity. Adults will find that, like most classic fairy tales, this one rewards periodic rethinking." --New York Times Book Review "Zelinsky's smooth retelling and glowing pictures cast the story in a new and beautiful light." -- School Library Journal
In this highly inventive and splendid rendering of a favorite Grimm fairy tale, award-winning storyteller and illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky evokes a world of Medieval magic. "Zelinsky's smooth retelling and glowing pictures cast the story in a new and beautiful light".--School Library Journal. A 1987 Caldecott Honor Book. An ALA Notable Book. Full color.