The Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, were German professors whose collections of folk tales and fairy tales have been loved for generations. Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author, best known for his fairy tales which include The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen and The Emperor's New Clothes. Scott Plumbe was born on the west coast of Canada. He is an award-winning illustrator, designer and fine artist whose work appears in books, games and magazines including National Geographic Kids. He lives in Vancouver with his young family.
'Each tale is beautifully retold using digitally rendered ink and watercolor illustrations over pencil sketches. Stories have an easily discernable moral which centers on the negative of vices such as greed, cruelty, or wickedness. Each fable has elements of the country from which it came, adding a brief look into these lands and peoples. Pictures are an integral part of each story, beautifully drawn, and are essential in creating the mood. The storytelling style is engaging and will have young readers wanting more.' -- Youth Services Book Review, 5 Stars