"But one thing I must tell you: you must not wash, comb, or trim yourself, or cut your hair or nails, or wipe the water from your eyes for seven years."
"When she woke up early the next morning, to her great surprise one of the little stars was making itself into a pancake for her breakfast!"
Once when she was in the wood, she set her eyes upon a white bear, who had the very golden wreath she had dreamt of between his paws. . . .
We have always dreamed of traveling across our world and even to the next, and illustrators team up with writers to help us do just that.
I have an immense respect and appreciation for people who can do more with less, which is one reason I find wonder tales so powerful. I especially enjoy fairy tale work by artists whose aesthetic matches this impulse, so here are some minimalist Little Red Riding Hood images that I've found floating around the internet.
One of the most beautiful and contemporary wonder tale books I’ve seen, My Favourite Book of Fairy Tales (1921), is illustrated by an exceptionally talented, historically mysterious artist: Jennie Harbour.