Fairy Tales and Fables by Gyo Fujikawa

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Gyo Fujikawa creates magic with this enchanting collection of fairy tales and fables. These are the stories that all children should experience, that will nourish their young minds and imaginations: Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, The Hare and the Tortoise, The Little Red Hen, The Three Little Pigs, and many more. Some are well known and beloved; others are unfamiliar, but they’re all beautifully written and illustrated. As always, Fujikawa’s characters (human and animal) are endearing and rich in personality. Her stunning images include the ugly duckling looking up plaintively at swans flying in a sunset sky; a lovely princess atop dozens of colorful mattresses (but she can still feel the pea); and tiny Jack chased by a giant large enough to take up nearly an entire spread!

Gyo Fujikawa (1908–1999) made a career in the advertising world and also enjoyed a lengthy stint at the Walt Disney Studios where she designed the large book version of Fantasia. In 1957, she illustrated her first picture book, A Child’s Garden of Verses. Many others followed, some of which she also wrote. Babies, published in 1963, stands as a landmark: it was the first children’s book to depict infants of all races and nations sharing growing experiences. Fujikawa’s books have been translated into 17 languages and are read in more than 22 countries.

Target Age: 3-7

Union Square Kids

Pub Date: February 01, 2008

0.59" H x 11.62" L x 8.86" W

128 pages

hardcover