Fairy tales, we’ve all been mesmerized by them since we were a child. They have a way of enchanting, captivating and broadening our imaginations and opening up a world of magical possibilities. We get all wide-eyed in wonder as the whimsical words flow from the pages and we visualize the storyline.
Classic Fairy Tales written by the Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Andersen and Aesop’s Fables have long delighted families for centuries. As entertaining as they are, they always have a moral that is relatable to everyone who reads them. No wonder they continue to be popular.
Winsome characters from the beautiful princess to the evil queen to the poor but handsome woodsman to the vengeful witch to the kindly beggar to the talking animal, all leave us emotionally attached them. Good or bad, they make the story what it is. I will never tire of these engaging and lovable stories, they make life more enjoyable and they’re cherished keepsakes.
The frosty weather around Christmas keeps us indoors more, so it’s the perfect time to snuggle up in a cozy blanket and crack open a book. But not just any book, an illustrated Classic Fairy Tale book. The following books will take you into the realm of fables, legends, folklore and myth, where anything can happen. The soft textured cloth-like covers and the captivating illustrations make the books an irresistible draw.
The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales
An Illustrated Classic
The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm have entertained countless children and adults since the early 1800s, and the morals of these stories are as valid today as they were two centuries ago. This collection of 35 fairy tales includes classics such as The Frog Prince” and “Beauty and the Beast” as well as lesser-known works like “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” and “Cat and Mouse in Partnership.” Dozens of full-color and ink drawings by acclaimed illustrator Arthur Rackham add a lovely artistic touch to the stories, making this volume a treasured keepsake.
Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales
An Illustrated Classic
Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales are known for appealing characters who overcome adversity, making the stories accessible to readers of all ages. From Thumbelina” and “The Princess and the Pea” to “The Little Mermaid” and “The Traveling Companion,” these 18 tales are not only entertaining but enlightening too. Included are 26 full-page color drawings by acclaimed illustrators Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, and Harry Clarke-along with dozens of pen-and-ink images-that add a soft artistic touch to the stories, making this volume a treasured keepsake.
Aesop is credited with many fables that have endured for centuries, relating morals and truth to young and old using animals as the main characters in each story. This collection of 100 tales, with color illustrations and black-and-white art by Percy J. Billinghurst throughout, is a beautiful addition to any home library. The cloth-bound cover with a full-color illustrated plate and foil stamping will stand out as a special piece, and you can add other titles in the series to complete a treasure worthy of handing down to your grandchildren.