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Three Gay Tales from Grimm

2008
Author:

Wanda Gág

Three Gay Tales from Grimm

Enchanting adaptations of Grimm by renowned artist and author Wanda Gág

Her body of children’s books is not large, but each title is a treasure, done in her instantly recognizable style.

Horn Book Magazine

Bound by a common thread—a serene foolishness cropping up in many a character and absurd situation—the three charming tales in this long unavailable book are not as well-known as they deserve to be. Wanda Gág’s interpretations of “The Clever Wife” and “The Three Feathers” are exceptionally funny, while “Goose Hans” is particularly hard to find in Grimm collections. Gág’s uniquely American translations and her equally enchanting illustrations will provide sheer delight for the young and old.

Three Gay Tales from Grimm

Best known for her Newbery Honor winner Millions of Cats, Wanda Gág (1893–1946) was a pioneer in children’s book writing. Born in New Ulm, Minnesota, she rose to international acclaim. She was posthumously awarded the 1958 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for Millions of Cats and the 1977 Kerlan Award for her body of work.

Three Gay Tales from Grimm

Her body of children’s books is not large, but each title is a treasure, done in her instantly recognizable style.

Horn Book Magazine

Gág was among the first to create what we now call an artist-concept book—written, designed, and illustrated by one person. Her stories always have a funny twist that engages children. Her simplicity appeals in this complex world.

St. Paul Pioneer Press