The Fairy Tales

Written by Jan Pienkowski

Key Stage 1

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A sumptuous gift edition of four of the best known fairy stories illustrated with Jan Pienkowski’s striking silhouettes. Pienkowski draws on the traditions that he was seeped in during his childhood in Poland and uses the images of the forests to create suitably sinister backdrops to the stories. Sleeping Beauty is trapped in an impenetrable world of thorns as the forest grows around while Hansel and Gretel must follow the white pebbles – the only thing with any light in it at all - to find their the way out of the black forest. Wonderful for reading aloud while a child absorbs the impact of the powerful illustrations.

The Fairy Tales Synopsis

Enter a world of fairy tales, with this beautifull collection of 4 of the most loved fairy tales, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and Cinderella. Translated from the originals and illustrated throughout in stunning silhouette, this beautiful gift collection is one to be treasured by every generation, young and old.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141382241
Publication date: 27th October 2005
Author: Jan Pienkowski
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 200 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1

About Jan Pienkowski

Jan Pienkowski is a celebrated illustrator of children's books and an internationally renowned master of silhouettes. He has won the Greenaway Medal twice for his illustration of Joan Aiken's The Kingdom Under the Sea and for the pioneering pop-up book Haunted House. He was born in Warsaw in 1936. His family were architects and artists. He made his first book when he was 8, as a present for his father. It was all about road rage - but featuring a horse and cart. The war made his childhood an adventure, if not a very comfortable one at times, taking him from Poland ...

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