Maurice and the Grimm Boys

My heart skipped a beat when I came across a box set of Grimm's Fairy Tales in a second hand bookshop recently. The two volume set, The Juniper Tree (1974) has 26 stories selected by Lore Segal and is illustrated by none other than Maurice Sendak.  
Frederick and His Katelizabeth
 The Three Feathers
 Hans My Hedgehog
The Poor Miller's Boy and the Little Cat

Maurice Sendak's skill at drawing compressed pictorial spaces filled with detail creates the most intense atmosphere in his illustrations. The Juniper Tree has been on my wish-list for years, so I'm very happy to finally have a copy of my own.


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