- Full Description
Kinuko Craft has created a gorgeous and vivid retelling of the classic story in this stunningly illustrated picture book, with all-new full color paintings. One of today's finest fantasy artists, her work all comes together here--double page spreads, brilliantly ornate borders, highly detailed costumes, jewery, exotic settings, and very personable characters--the charming, innocent beauty and the startling beast.
The tale is as old as time: A man steals a rose from the garden of a beast. His beautiful daughter sacrifices herself to a life in the beast’s castle to save her father. The beast and the girl fall in love and live happily ever after…
But here Craft is carrying on the tradition of magnificent book illustrators from Edmund Dulac and Arthur Rackham to Mercer Mayer. Craft's Women of Myth and Magic calendars are the only work we've seen from her in some time. A long time in the works, this is her ninth illustrated book and it has been so worth the wait.
"Kinuko is a friend of ours and in fact a customer also--she used to set up at the San Diego Comic-Con alongside my partner Anne Hutchison. She has generously helped us to create a special color illustrated bookplate and has signed them for this wonderful book. This is a work of art, for both the adult fantasy enthusiast in us all, and also for the upcoming generation of children who are ready to fall in love with a new interpretation of the classic story." -Bud
In the spirit of the Crafts’ previous collaborations, their acclaimed fairy-tale retellings of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, this timeless tale is brought to life with sumptuous paintings and ornamental detail in this lush picture book to be cherished at story time again and again.
- Additional Information
Item Code BEBEH Publisher Harper Collins Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9780060539191 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 32pg Color Text/Full Color