Illustrated Tales of Dwarfs, Gnomes and Fairy Folk - Daniela Drescher, Ineke VerschurenFloris Books
Meet helpful dwarfs, mischievous gnomes and powerful fairy folk in this sumptuously illustrated storybook anthology of classic European folk tales.
Much-loved stories such as 'Kate Crackernuts', 'Tom Tit Tot', and 'The Griffin' take readers on a journey through Europe as they climb snowy mountains, delve into deep underground caves and wonder at beautiful palaces.
This unique collection celebrates the rich folklore tradition of Europe, including dwarfs from Flanders, fairies from Scotland and gnomes from Switzerland.
With radiant pictures by Daniela Drescher, one of Germany's best-loved illustrators, Illustrated Tales of Dwarfs, Gnomes and Fairy Folk is sure to enchant young and old readers alike.
My Review: The first word that came to my mind after finishing this book was "wow". I grew up with European fairy tales but many of the ones presented in this volume were unbeknownst to me. It's a truly charming compilation of magical tales that were made even more vivid by the beautiful watercolor illustrations. Digital paintings would not have had the same effect. Step into a fantasy world that doesn't know any boundaries of age. Anyone that was fascinated by mythical creatures growing up will be delighted to go back to their childhood while flipping through the pages of this book. If you're a parent wishing to initiate your small child into the wonders of bedtime stories this would be the perfect starting point. It's one of the few books that captivated me entirely.
Publisher: Floris Books; Illustrated edition (May 17, 2022)
Hardcover: 152 pages
Reading age: 6 - 10 years
Review copy provided by Ingram Publisher Services @ Edelweiss+