A collection of lesser
known Grimms folk tales, reinterpreted by author
The tales re-told in this book are:
The Forbidden Forest
The Black Tower
The Poor Old Horse
The Castle Of The Golden Sun
The Fowler And The Witch's Daughter
The Emerald Box
The Maiden Of The Mill Pool
The Adventures Of Hans
The Three Soldiers And The Devil
This was Briggs' second collaboration with James Reeves, coming after
'The Christmas Book' (1972) and it's a fabulous volume. Reeves fleshes
out the original Grimms tales, adding depth and texture to each.
Briggs meanwhile, illustrates several with those simple economic
drawings he so favours - reason enough to add this to your collection.
But the icing on the cake is that maginificnt cover art. A rich, evocative
ink and water colour forest scene of deep greens and watery
hues - surely one of his very best pieces - inviting you into the
anthology. Magic stuff!...