The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are known to children around the world: Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and many other familiar stories that have been translated and published in many editions through the years. Stackpole published a hardcover edition in 1937 (list price $2.75!) The flap copy on that early edition describes it as "fuller in text than any available edition and more beautifully illustrated with 94 black-and-white illustrations and 8 full-page color plates by Fritz Kredel." This paperback edition, reproduced with Kredel’s charming illustrations in black-and-white, brings these timeless tales to a new generation.
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, also known as The Brothers Grimm, lived and wrote in Germany in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, gathering oral folk tales and publishing them to preserve their cultural history.
Fritz Kredel learned his art studying under German master Rudolf Koch. At the time Stackpole published the 1937 edition, Kredel was considered the greatest living wood-cut artist and ideally suited by talent and training to illustrate the Grimms’ classic.