Szekeres' Book of Fairy Tales

Cyndy Szekeres, Author, Golden Books, Author, Cyndy Szekeres, Illustrator Golden Books $7.95 (45p) ISBN 978-0-307-15589-4
In this fairy tale collection, Szekeres has retold and illustrated six well-known classics The Bremen Town Musicians , The Elves and the Shoemaker , The Emperor's New Clothes , Stone Soup , The Sleeping Beauty and The Princess and the Pea. Szekeres' retellings are pleasant and her illustrations quite pretty, with a good use of color; her use of animals as characters adds joviality to the book. However, by modernizing their language, the fairy tales have lost some of their timelessness in the retelling. Ages 2-5. (July)
Reviewed on: 04/25/1988
Release date: 05/01/1988
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