Author(s): Hans Christian Anderson
Thumbelina is as sweet and delicate as the flower she was born in and no bigger than her mother's thumb. She grows older, but no taller in their happy home until she awakens one morning to a terrible surprise: an ugly mother toad has kidnapped her and wants her to marry her even more awful toad son. So begins Hans Christian Anderson's classic story of hardship, adventure and friendship. In this stunning full colour hardback edition the story is updated with bright modern paintings from artist Kelly Vivanco.
Reviews for "Snow White and Rose Red," illustrated by Kelly Vivanco: "The real stars of this adaptation are Kelly Vivanco's stunningly evocative and atmospheric paintings. The large illustrations add depth and substance to the story...Vivanco's muted, earth-toned palette is, in a way, reminiscent of the classic fairy tale illustrations of the great Arthur Rackham and represents a clear departure from the candy-coloured fairy tale adaptations of publishers such as Disney. This classic colour scheme is paired with Vivanco's wide-eyed and oddly proportioned characters to create a modern and visually arresting illustration style." "CM Magazine" "Simply gorgeous." "Singing Light"
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), Danish author and poet, wrote numerous poems, plays, stories and travel essays, but is best known for his fairy tales. He wrote over one hundred and fifty, published in numerous collections during his life, and many still in print today.