Maja Dusíková’s beautiful illustrations make this retelling of the classic Brother’s Grimm story a magical addition to any bookshelf. The addition of darling animals throughout the story and cut-away views of the castle will bring children back again and again to look at the pictures.
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born in 1785 and 1786 near Frankfurt, Germany. In their early twenties, they began the linguistic studies that would culminate in their collected editions of folk- and fairy tales. They got their stories from peasants and villagers, and sometimes from already-published works from other cultures. Jacob did much of the research; Wilhelm put the stories into literary form.
Maja Dusikovaa was born in Piestany, Czechoslovakia, and now lives in Florence, Italy. She has illustrated many books for both children and adults, including The Advent Storybook and Silent Night, Holy Night.