Additional Book Information

Series: The New York Review Children's Collection
ISBN: 9781681375823
Pages: 136
Publication Date: November 16, 2021

The Provensen Book of Fairy Tales

edited and illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen

Hardcover
Alice and Martin Provensen were one of the most talented husband-and-wife author-illustrator teams of the twentieth century. A long-out-of-print cult classic, The Provensen Book of Fairy Tales is an early golden treasury of their illustrations accompanied by fairy tales from well-loved authors such as A. A. Milne and Hans Christian Andersen to literary legends like Oscar Wilde. Here too are clever retellings and newly imagined tales: refined old favorites like Arthur Rackham's "Beauty and the Beast," feminist revisions like Elinor Mordaunt's "The Prince and the Goose Girl," and sensitive stories by literary stylists like Henry Beston's "The Lost Half-Hour" and Katharine Pyle's "The Dreamer." Full of magic, ingenuity, and humor, The Provensen Book of Fairy Tales is a witty modern descendant of Grimm's Fairy Tales, and a classic in its own right, sure to be beloved by a new generation.