Tales From Grimm – Freely Translated and Illustrated by Wanda Gag
This edition of Tales from Grimm is a fantastic selection of stories, decorated with Wanda Gág’s splendid illustrations. Included, are such well-known and loved stories as ‘The Frog Prince’, ‘Hansel and Gretel’, ‘The Valiant Little Tailor’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Snow White’, and ‘Rumpelstiltskin’. Wanda Gág (1893 – 1946), was an American artist, author, translator and illustrator, who won many awards for her intricate and ethereal black-and-white drawings. She was fascinated by the work of the Brothers Grimm, and translated and illustrated four volumes of their work.
The Brothers Grimm (or 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 from Grimm’ has endured well; they have been translated into more than 100 languages, and remain in print in the present day.