Author(s): Fausto Bianchi
Relive the magic of classic fairy tales in this beautiful leather bound edition. For centuries fantastical stories of witches, giants, princesses, talking animals, and magical kingdoms have been passed from generation to generation. Many of the fairy tales we are most familiar with today have their roots in this oral tradition of storytelling. The World Treasury of Fairy Tales and Folklore is a stunning collection of fairy tales organized by date of printing. From the familiar tales collected by The Brothers Grimm in the 19th century to some lesser-known tales and stories from outside Europe, this book showcases a broad range of examples from this extraordinary genre. Tales are compiled and introduced by leading academics in the field and add to a deeper understanding of beloved stories. This beautifully illustrated collection of fairy tales and folklore is an essential addition to all family libraries.
Professor of Literary History at the University of Chichester, and Director of the Sussex center of Folklore, fairy tales, and fantasy. Fausto Bianchi was born on Lake Como and now lives and works in Varese, Italy. Fausto has been commissioned to produce illustrations for several Italian publishing houses and advertising agencies, as well as international clients. His distinctive style makes use of watercolors and he has now begun to use digital formats to create the same beautiful watercolor effects.