Beauty and the Beast and Other Stories – Illustrated by John Hassall
Beauty and the Beast and Other Stories – Illustrated by John Hassall contains three classics of the fairy tale genre: ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Jack the Giant-Killer’, and ‘The Three Little Pigs.’
They are all decorated with John Hassall’s bold and charming black-and-white line drawing, as well as several colour plates. Hassall (1868 – 1948), was an English illustrator, best known for his advertisements and poster designs. Making use of flat colours, generally enclosed by thick black lines, his children’s books took inspiration from his poster work – and are now incredibly sought after collectors items. Appearing alongside the text, John Hassall’s, illustrations further refine and elucidate the care-free simplicity of these three classic fairy tales.