Synopses & Reviews
Swan Lake is perhaps the best-loved ballet of all time. Hans Christian Andersen Medal-winner Lisbeth Zwerger brings her singular vision to a glorious picture-book adaptation of the haunting story of an enchanted swan princess. She has based her version on Tchaikovsky's original 1877 ballet, which had a happy ending, unlike the later, better-known, 1893 version. Her illustrations, luminous, lyrical, filled with grace and beauty, evoke the brilliance of the ballet and the universal appeal of this beloved fairy tale.
A prince's love for a swan queen overcomes an evil sorcerer's spell in this fairy tale adaptation of the classic ballet.
One of the best-loved ballets of all time is adapted by illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger for this glorious picture book. Basing her version on Tchaikovsky's original 1877 ballet, which had a happy ending unlike the later, more well-known 1893 version, Zwerger tells the haunting story of an enchanted swan princess with lyrical grace and beauty. Full-color illustrations.
About the Author
Lisbeth Zwerger, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Lifetime Achievement, has illustrated many critically acclaimed books for North-South, including How the Camel Got His Hump, Stories from the Bible, Andersens Fairy Tales, A Christmas Carol, The Wizard of Oz, and Alice in Wonderland.