Tuesday, October 9, 2012

10/9 Fairy Tale a Day Update

Lost track for a bit of recording what I was reading due to prepping for KidLitCon and exams, but here's an update of what I've been reading, you can find the entirety of my Fairy Tale-A-Day journey in the page at the top of my blog:

Gradually continuing to read Adam Gidwitz's A Tale Dark and Grimm

9/30-10/3ish: selections from Maurice Sendak's collection of the Brother Grimm, The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm

10/4: Started dipping into Maria Tatar's Annotated Brother's Grimm, read the Preface and Introducation by A.S. Byatt

by Scott Gustafson
10/5: The Frog Prince 

David Hockney's illustration, "Black Cat Leaping"
10/6: A Fairy Tale about a Boy Who Left Home to Learn about Fear

10/7: The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats (this one reminded me a bit of some of Beatrix Potter's tales)

Love this image, it's by Hunter Bonyun for The Twelve Brothers
Arthur Rackham illustration for Little Brother & Little Sister
10/8: The Twelve Brothers and Little Brother & Little Sister


  1. OMG I love the Frog Prince! Looks like my niece.

    1. Aww! I love that image, I want to look up more by that illustrator now, I randomly found it yesterday :)

  2. Hi, can i ask you something? I’m looking for children books with “scary” animal illustrations like the big bad wolf (or a fox) eating pigs (or seven kids or Red Riding hood or birds in Chicken Little) or being pictured with a fat stomach. Could be any other animal as well. Have you seen any book of this sort? Any sort of help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Great blog, by the way!


    1. Thanks so much!

      Hm... I'll have to think about it and get back to you! I'll also try and ask my professor tomorrow in class, he might know some just off the top of his head :) Keep checking back and I should have some sort of answer in the next few days! Thanks again for stopping by!

    2. Great to hear that, thanks! And please, take your time.


    3. Hi Nelly,

      Wow! I am truly so sorry that I've taken this long to get back to you!!! The end of the semester sort of came rushing in a crazy way and I'm just now almost finishing up. I still want to talk to my professor, but I did find two images that are sort of in the vein of what you were asking for, I think... I'll give you the links here (and I'm actually going to be posting about these images soon :) )

      So they are two illustrations from Lisbeth Zwerger's version of Little Red Riding Hood, http://collectedmiscellany.com/2011/12/little-red-cap-by-brothers-grimmlisbeth-zwerger-illustrator/
      and http://myvintagebookcollectioninblogform.blogspot.com/2012/06/little-red-cap-illustrated-by-lisbeth.html

      There's also this one from Trina Schart Hyman also from Red Riding Hood and the wolf looks pretty scary: http://museumpublicity.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Trina-Schart-Hyman.jpg

      also this one of the wolf from Rackham:http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/illustrations/ridinghood/images/rackham_riding2.jpg

      There's also one other one I just remembered I saw and thought of you while I was doing my final paper, also from Lisbeth Zwerger, it's from "The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids"and it shows the wolf after the mom has removed her young and has filled the wolf with stones: http://32pages.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Grimm-The-Wolf-and-the-Seven-Young-Kids2.jpg

      I hope this helps! Although it might be coming too late!! Hope you get this, not sure if you'll get an email saying that a response posted here.

    4. Also, here's a link where you can actually see the complete Lisbeth Zwerger new Grimm collection, not sure when it's coming out in the States but at least you can see it online: http://www.minedition.com/en/book/243/

      Since it's a collection I don't think it has ALL of her illustrations, as opposed to when you by the single picture book, like the one I mentioned above which is her Red Riding Hood, it's titled "Little Red Cap" (which is the more accurate German translation) ANyways, just thought I would add this!