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Neil Gaiman Reimagines Hansel and Gretel, with Stunning Illustrations by Italian Graphic Artist Lorenzo Mattotti
Neil Gaiman Reimagines Hansel and Gretel, with Stunning Illustrations by Italian Graphic Artist Lorenzo Mattotti

“If you are protected from dark things then you have no protection of, knowledge of, or understanding of dark things when they show up.”

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David Hockney Illustrates the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
David Hockney Illustrates the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

The beauty of ugly and the whimsy of negative space.

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Hans Christian Andersen’s Revolution of Storytelling and the Best Illustrations from 150 Years of His Beloved Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen’s Revolution of Storytelling and the Best Illustrations from 150 Years of His Beloved Fairy Tales

“Andersen had the ability to articulate desires petty and profound and make them into transcendent tales.”

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Stunning Illustrations for Irish Myths and Legends
Stunning Illustrations for Irish Myths and Legends

“I have wished to become a child again that I might find this book.”

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Philip Pullman Reimagines the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Philip Pullman Reimagines the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

“You have a positive duty to make the story your own. A fairy tale is not a text.”

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C.S. Lewis on the Three Ways of Writing for Children and the Key to Authenticity in All Writing
C.S. Lewis on the Three Ways of Writing for Children and the Key to Authenticity in All Writing

“The only moral that is of any value is that which arises inevitably from the whole cast of the author’s mind.”

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J.R.R. Tolkien on Fairy Tales, Language, the Psychology of Fantasy, and Why There’s No Such Thing as Writing “For Children”
J.R.R. Tolkien on Fairy Tales, Language, the Psychology of Fantasy, and Why There’s No Such Thing as Writing “For Children”

“Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else … may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds.”

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Vintage Illustrations for the Fairy Tales E. E. Cummings Wrote for His Only Daughter, Whom He Almost Abandoned
Vintage Illustrations for the Fairy Tales E. E. Cummings Wrote for His Only Daughter, Whom He Almost Abandoned

What elephants and butterflies have to do with the failures and redemptions of fatherhood.

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Alice and Martin Provensen’s Stunning Vintage Illustrations for Twelve Classic Fairy Tales
Alice and Martin Provensen’s Stunning Vintage Illustrations for Twelve Classic Fairy Tales

From “The Happy Prince” to “The Beauty and the Beast,” by way of feminism and art history.

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East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Stunning Century-Old Illustrations for Scandinavian Fairy Tales
East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Stunning Century-Old Illustrations for Scandinavian Fairy Tales

Haunting whimsy from the Golden Age of illustration.

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