Little Tales From Grimm – Illustrated by Anne Anderson
‘Little Tales from Grimm’ contains a delightful collection of stories from the Brothers Grimm – all re-told for children. It contains eleven shortened versions of the tales, including ‘The Frog Prince’, ‘Rapunzel’, ‘Snow White’, ‘The Goose Girl’, ‘Hansel and Gretel’, ‘The Valiant Little Tailor’, and more.
The Brothers Grimm are perhaps the best known folklorists of all time. Die Brüder Grimm; Jacob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786–1859), were German academics, linguists, cultural researchers, lexicographers and authors – who together specialized in collecting and publishing folklore during the nineteenth century. The popularity of their collected tales has endured well; they have been translated into more than 100 languages, and remain in print in the present day.
Anne Anderson (1874 – 1930) was a prolific Scottish illustrator, primarily known for her art nouveaux children’s book illustrations. Characteristic of her work are decorative and lightly drawn or painted illustrations, depicting neatly dressed children, carefully dressed, with angelic pear-shaped faces. She also painted, etched and designed many greetings cards, with her illustrations appearing near the end of the Edwardian era. Presented alongside the text of ‘Little Tales from Grimm’, her drawings further refine and elucidate the Brothers Grimm’s masterful storytelling.