Arthur Rackham's delightful illustrations for fairy tales have captured the fancies of young and old for more than 100 years. This ready-to-color collection features adaptations of his drawings for sixteen beloved stories, among them "Hansel and Gretel," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Little Red Riding Hood," "The Three Bears, ""Battle of the Birds," "Lady and the Lion," and "The Three Little Men in the Woods." Colorists of all ages will love applying their own hues to figures from these enchanting tales. Crayons, colored pencils, felt-tip pens, and paints will highlight magical scenes that glow when placed in a window or near another source of bright light.
One of the most renowned and best-loved illustrators of his day, English artist Arthur Rackham (1867–1939) brought countless stories and fairy tales to life though his vivid imagination and eye for telling details. Combining a sensitive use of line and subdued watercolors, he skillfully depicted forests of startling trees with claw-like roots, wholesome fairy maidens, monsters, and demons, and backgrounds filled with obscure figures. His inspired illustrations for the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm (1900) brought him his first great success, with a long and distinguished career to follow. This collection of 55 full-color plates, reproduced from rare early editions, contains a rich selection of Rackham's best fairy tale images: a giant terrorizing the inhabitants of an isolated village in English Fairy Tales, a wicked witch greeting two lost children on her doorstep in Hansel and Gretel, a young maiden beset by snarling wolves in Irish Fairy Tales, and many more, including illustrations from Snowdrop and Other Tales, Little Brother and Little Sister, and The Allies' Fairy Book.
Illustrator Anna Pomaska's FAIRY TALE HIDDEN PICTURE COLORING BOOK offers a triple treat for children--a collection of favorite fairy tales, a puzzle book, and a coloring book--all in one. A delightful drawing accompanies each story and hidden in each drawing are objects from the story for young readers to find, while they color the picture.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, there was a rage for colorfully illustrated books—especially fairy tales and fantasy adventures. English artist Warwick Goble (1862–1943), an expert in watercolor techniques, was among the era's premier illustrators. This one-of-a-kind collection gathers the best of his fairy tale imagery, featuring eighty-six visions of memorable scenes from timeless folk tales. The international array of illustrations begins with Charles Kingsley's The Water-Babies, followed by pictures from Grace James's Green Willow and Other Japanese Fairy Tales, as well as Folk-Tales of Bengal and the Italian Stories from the Pentamerone. Images inspired by The Fairy Book; The Best Popular Fairy Stories Selected and Rendered Anew include such familiar characters as Little Red-Riding-Hood, Cinderella, Tom Thumb, and Puss in Boots. The collection concludes with imaginative depictions from The Book of Fairy Poetry, including scenes from Shakespeare's fairy classics, The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream, along with works by Milton, Tennyson, and other poets. Readers of all ages will cherish this unique book and its splendid combination of art and literature. Original Dover (2008) publication. 96pp. 83/8 x 11. Paperbound. ALSO AVAILABLE Rackham's Fairy Tale Illustrations in Full Color, Arthur Rackham. 64pp. 83/8 x 11. 0-486-42167-8 Nielsen's Fairy Tale Illustrations in Full Color, Kay Nielsen. 64pp. 83/8 x 11. 0-486-44902-5 For current price information write to Dover Publications, or log on to www.doverpublications.com and see every Dover book in print.
Lovely drawings of Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, the Little Mermaid, Puss in Boots, and other beloved characters will delight colorists of all ages. Includes 30 reproductions of works by Edmund Dulac, Arthur Rackham, Kay Nielsen, and others.
This book forms part of our 'Pook Press' imprint, celebrating the golden age of illustration in children's literature. This work contains a collection of stories including Charles Perrault's 'Hop O' My Thumb', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Cinderella' and 'Bluebeard', traditional English tales such as 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and 'Dick Whittington' as well as tales from Arabian nights such as 'Ali Baba', 'Aladdin' and 'Sinbad the Sailor.' True masterpieces of the genre such as Hans Christian Anderson's 'The Emperors New Clothes', 'The Ugly Duckling' and 'The Princess and the Pea' are also included. This book further comprises a series of dazzling colour illustrations by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). One of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration, his artistry still delights both young and old over a century later. The fairy tales in their original translations are presented here, alongside Rackham's beautiful images and a preface by the illustrator himself.