East of the Sun and West of the Moon (Children's Classic Collections) (Hardcover)
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A Classic Collection of Fairy Tales with the Timeless Illustrations by Golden-Age Artist Kay Nielsen.
Racehorse for Young Readers’ Children’s Classic Collections offers readers timeless compilations of children’s literature. Handsomely packaged and affordable, this new series aims to revitalize these enchanting works and continue the tradition of sharing them with the next generation.
First published in 1910, this compilation of folklore and captivating tales has enchanted readers young and old for well over a century. The stories are accompanied by masterful illustrations by Danish artist Kay Nielsen, known for his iconic style and also for his work on the films Fantasia and The Little Mermaid. The revered and time-honored collection was also included within Andrew Lang's Blue Fairy Book and includes some of the most famous stories of all time:
Included in this edition:
- "Red Riding Hood"
- "Hansel and Grethel"
- "Tom Thumb"
- "The Golden Bird"
- And Many More!
About the Author
Kay Nielsen was an artist born in Denmark in 1886. and unlike his contemporaries, he looked to more modern styles such as the influx of Japanese art to inspire his work. His distinctive style is best-known for his renowned version of East of the Sun, West of the Moon. World War I greatly derailed his career and while he illustrated several books afterwards, he eventually tried his hand at other pursuits such animation for Walt Disney Studios. Even though he passed away in 1957, Nielsen was posthumously credited as one of the designers of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.