There’s a book of Grimm’s Fairy Tales that I had as a child. It was large, heavy, and filled with gorgeous illustrations. I lost it when I moved to the U.S. because I foolishly did not bring it with me, and I have been searching for a copy ever since. Well, the search is over. Not because I found the Grimm’s that I had as a child, but because I’ve found an amazing replacement.
Enter this illustrated Grimm’s that focuses not just on the stories, but on the illustrators who brought them to life.
Each story has a different illustrator, and illustration style, each one engaging and nostalgic. A series of biographies of the artists at the end tell who the artists were, and the influence their time period had on their work. Not one of them is still alive today. Illustrations like these will not come around again.
So I will not continue the search for my old Grimm’s. I still miss it. But the sting has been lessened by this beautiful replacement.