Juniper Tree

Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Author, Wilhelm K. Grimm, Author, Maurice Sendak, Illustrator Farrar Straus Giroux $28 (352p) ISBN 978-0-374-33971-5
Maurice Sendak's illustrations grace The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm, trans. by Lore Segal and Randall Jarrell, and originally published 30 years ago. This elegant collector's edition; also with a bound-in ribbon placeholder, includes 27 tales carefully chosen by Segal and Sendak, from the familiar (""Hansel and Gretel"") to nearly forgotten tales such as the disturbing title story, in which a wicked stepmother is punished for a horrifying crime. Sendak's masterful illustrations, from the startling cover image of the kidnappers of ""The Goblins"" carrying a large human baby, to the portrait of a well-dressed lion who advises a king in ""The Twelve Huntsmen,"" exude his humor and imagination.
Reviewed on: 10/13/2003
Release date: 10/01/2003
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