Books by Carol Lawson

CLASSIC FAIRY TALES by Helen Cresswell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Still, the deft adaptations make good introductions to the familiar stories while the romantic art is sure to attract an adult seeking a gift book. (Folklore. 3-6)"
In well-crafted retellings, Cresswell streamlines nine traditional favorites, omitting some repetitions (Cinderella goes to just one ball), restructuring to create different storytelling cadences (Goldilocks eats the porridge after the chair breaks), and toning down the violence (the Frog Prince isn't thrown at the wall; the wolf eats neither Grandmother nor Red Riding Hood, though he's killed with an arrow). Read full book review >