|Hans Christian Andersen's The Wild Swans (A Little Golden Book),|
illustrated by Gordon Laite.
Random House, 2014.
My birthday week continues! Look what I received today: my all-time favorite fairy tale in Little Golden Book form! According to the book's page at Random House, Gordon Laite, illustrator of Golden's The Blue Book of Fairy Tales (among other things), created these illustrations back in 1970, but they were never published! They were recently discovered in the Golden vaults, and only published last month. As you can see, they are gorgeous!
The text is simplified, of course, but true to the original Hans Christian Andersen story, which you can read here.
I'm so curious as to why this book wasn't published all those years ago. I believe these are some of the finest fairy tale illustrations in the already fine Little Golden Book canon. What do you think?
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