Classic Storybook Fables: Including Beauty and the Beast and Other Favorites Spiral-Bound | September 5, 2017

Scott Gustafson

Rebinding by Spiralverse

★★★★☆+ from 31 to 100 ratings

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Award-winning author and illustrator Scott Gustafson turns his attention to classic fables and other family favorites in this beautifully illustrated, large-format gift book.

Children and adults alike will delight in reading aloud these enduring and enchantingly told stories, richly illustrated and fabulously reimagined by award-winning artist Scott Gustafson. Stories include “The Little Red Hen,” “The Princess and the Pea,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Ugly Duckling,” and “Beauty and the Beast.”
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Original Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 84 pages
ISBN-10: 1579657044
Item Weight: 1.9 lbs
Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.6 x 12.1 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 31 to 100 ratings
“An eye-catching collection of eight short stories which [Gustafson] retells in lyrical, accessible language. Lush paintings appear throughout, and Gustafson subtly tailors his images to the mood of each story. . . . Readers will be entranced by the striking attention to detail in the artwork accompanying these stories of love, cleverness, and just deserts. Ages 5–8.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Sumptuous visual finery. . . . Agreeable fare for sharing on a lap.”
Kirkus Reviews
Over the course of his thirty-five-year career, Scott Gustafson’s work has appeared on everything from calendars and jigsaw puzzles to tea boxes, as well as in animated films - yet it is in illustrating children’s books that he finds the greatest artistic satisfaction. Retelling classic stories and fables in images offers an artist a variety of opportunities and challenges. Locations,  historical periods, sets, lighting, and costume and character designs are just some of the elements Gustafson needs to consider, all of which contribute to the oil paintings in this book and bring these tales to life. According to Gustafson, his work on Classic Storybook Fables represents some of his most enjoyable hours spent at the easel. Gustafson lives and works in Chicago with his wife, Patty.