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Arthur Rackham Fairy Book

4.4  ·  Rating Details ·  53 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Twenty-two of the best-known fairy tales from the Arabian Nights, Perrault, Hans Christian Andersen, and other sources.
Hardcover, 271 pages
Published November 2nd 1987 by Weathervane Books (first published 1933)
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Jen (Feffer)
Dec 09, 2008 Jen (Feffer) rated it it was amazing
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I've owned this book nearly since I was born. When I got married, I scrounged through boxes in my parents' garage to salvage it from donation, because I have such fond meories of it from my childhood. It's a lovely book of 23 classic (and not-so) fairy tales, illustrated beautifully both in color and in black and white.
Joyce
Apr 08, 2014 Joyce rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I do believe there were one or two fairy tales that I hadn't read before, (or perhaps it's just been a long time since I've heard them) but the main reason I borrowed this collection of fairy tales was to admire Arthur Rackham's illustrations, and his coloured illustrations in particular did not disappoint.
Matthias
Jun 01, 2010 Matthias rated it liked it
Good number from Perrault, Hans Christian Anderson, and selections from The Arabian Nights. There are a couple other sources. I'd read a number of these before, but not with the benefit of Rackam's engrossing illustrations. He draws really big feet, I noticed. I enjoyed this collection.
Geraldine
Aug 12, 2013 Geraldine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is as good as it gets! The illustrations by Rackham are enchanting, and so are the stories by Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, Perrault, the Arabian Knights.
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Dear cats and kittens, this book made me unspeakably happy.
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Arthur Rackham was born in London as one of 12 children. At the age of 18, he worked as a clerk at the Westminster Fire Office and began studying part-time at the Lambeth School of Art.

In 1892, he quit his job and started working for The Westminster Budget as a reporter and illustrator. His first book illustrations were published in 1893 in To the Other Side by Thomas Rhodes, but his first serious
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