Books by Lisbeth Zwerger

PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"This lovely and penetratingly creepy version of the familiar tale will linger long with readers. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-9)"
This strange and unsettling tale is made all the stranger and more unsettling by Zwerger's spare, isolated figures in their pale interiors and landscapes, not to mention the rats that populate many of the versos until they are dispatched. Read full book review >
LEONCE AND LENA by Georg Büchner
by Georg Büchner, retold by Jürg Amann, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, translated by David Henry Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"Strange and disconcerting. (biographical material, bibliography) (Play. 10-12)"
A retelling of an early-19th-century German satirical play in which royalty, mistaken identity, rebellion and angst all play out in a fairy-tale setting requires leaps of comprehension beyond its intended audience. Read full book review >
TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A belated companion to Zwerger's Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales (1992, 2006), similarly elegant of design and equally fine for reading alone or aloud. (introduction) (Fairy tales. 9-13)"
High production values give this mix of new and recycled translations and illustrations a suitably sumptuous air. Read full book review >