The Fairy-Tale Princess


Hey, fairy tale fans!  Look.  I have such a treat for you today.  You may have seen images from this book floating around Pinterest before.  Well, do you know what's better than looking at pictures on a computer? Holding a beautiful book in your hands.



Yes, the illustrations are intricate paper miniatures, created from old books.  Su Blackwell is amazing.


The stories are familiar ones, but hew closely to their literary sources, if that makes sense.  For example, Snow White is dropped, allowing the apple to come out of her mouth - no Disney kiss.  (The queen, however, falls to her death, rather than dancing herself to death in red hot iron shoes, such as the Grimms would have her do.)

"The Frog Prince"

"The Frog Prince"

"The Twelve Dancing Princesses"

"The Princess and the Pea"

"Snow White"

"Rapunzel"

"Sleeping Beauty"

"Sleeping Beauty"

Here is "Cinderella," from the Thames & Hudson YouTube page.



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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, those paper sculptures are so beautiful, thank you! I'll definitely remember her name and look out for more of her stuff. It seems to be a trend now, right? using old stuff - like the pages Oliver Jeffers does his work on. Whatever, its lovely.

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    1. It's truly beautiful. I love the reusing old materials. Layer upon layer of special. :)

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  2. I can understand your excitement! This book looks wonderful! Those paper sculptures are just incredible!!!

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    1. They are amazing! I want to touch one. I want to make a Nutcracker Christmas tree covered in tiny paper pointe shoes.

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  3. Those tiny sculptures are incredible!!! That book looks like a complete feast for the eyes!

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    1. Totally. And I was happy that the text stacked up to the photos. We read the whole book in one night! :)

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  4. omg you got this. LUCKY LUCKY!!!!!!!! so divinely beautiful!!!!

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    1. YES! It's worth it. And the girls love it, too, which I hoped, since it was gifted to one of them. HA! ;)

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  5. what a beautiful and creative book!~! Im sure your girls will treasure it!

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  6. WHAT?!?!? Those are incredible tiny paper sculptures!!! Ok Ok Ok... my christmas list, this can be on my christmas list.

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