THE FROG PRINCE, Or Iron Henry by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm Grimm
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THE FROG PRINCE, Or Iron Henry

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In a handsome, oversize (9 «"" x 12 «"") edition, a graceful translation of a favorite tale--together with illustrations notable for their luminous quality and unusual appeal. Distant, romantically craggy peaks form a backdrop for Schroeder's serene fairy-tale kingdom--where trees are either perfectly stylized or grotesquely alive; where tiny, distant figures seem preserved in time. Creative use of various devices adds visual interest: the petulant, dainty princess and the slim, persistent frog are sometimes shown several times across a single double spread as the action advances; the text space is incorporated into illustrations in many unusual, mostly successful ways, including having it almost disappear when printed in black on a dark ground. A fine, innovative setting for an old standby.

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1989
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: North-South--dist. by Picture Book Studio