the tasha tudor book of fairy tales

September 9, 2015



Hello friends. Not a ton to say today because it's been back to school time, and other assorted life miscellanery (is that a word? i just got a huge auto correct.)

But you must see this book, if you love Tasha Tudor and if you love fairy tales.


I saw 'The Tasha Tudor Book of Fairy Tales' mentioned on Audrey Eclectic last year, and I knew I must have it. To give to the child, FOR THE CHILD people, which I did last holiday season. It's been a treasured favorite ever since. Look above at the Cinderella photos. Look at how the stories begin with the first letter embellished. Do you see the fan? Do you see the slipper, resting on the pillow. It's in the details, my friends.

 The fairy tales are mostly old favorites, such as Sleeping Beauty (THE PRETTIEST pictures!) and Cinderella and Thumbelina and Jack and the Beanstalk, but there are other stories like The Flying Trunk and Mr. Bun (a take on the Gingerbread Man tale). The stories are simple and sweet - but the art........Tasha's genius pushes it out of the ho-hum, seen those fairy tales before thanks! and into the must-have! as a collector's treasure realm.

I cannot fathom why this is only available used. But have no fear of used books my lovelies - mine is used and in such great condition!

Are you reading fairy tales with your kids? There are three books I think you should have, if you care even a little bit about fairy tales. This one, Gyo Fujikawa's fairy tale book and the Golden Book of Fairy Tales. You must have them.




16 comments:

  1. This book looks fantastic, I can't believe it isn't in print. I love Tasha Tudor, and I have only gotten her books from the library, so this is a collection waiting to happen in my house! I love her Corgiville books! I think you hit the nail on the head, it is all about the details, and she is amazing at those small touches which are so wonderful.

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    1. Oh Maureen, I REALLY want to start collecting some of her Corgiville books!! They are beyond precious!

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    1. Have you ever seen her Night Before Christmas?? DIVINE. :)

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  3. We checked this out from the library once. So lovely.

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  4. We checked this out from the library once. So lovely.

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  5. These are so beautiful, Melissa! I ADORE fairytale books. I have Tasha's but not the other two. Gyo Fujikawa was among the first illustrators of children's books that I purchased when my kids (now 38, 35, 33) were babies. Thank you for sharing this post! I, too, am obsessed with books! :)

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    1. Fairytales have always just been IT for me, Karen! Makes me super thrilled that you love them too, and love Gyo's work...:)

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  6. Lovely blog post Melissa! Thank you for sharing the Fairy Tale book by Gyo Fujikawa. Had not heard of it. I also love the details of Tasha's art work. I cannot imagine an author of her time wanting their illustrations done by anyone else. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Belinda!! I tell you, there is no one quite like Tasha, is there? She's one of the grand masters of children's artwork.

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  7. This book is beyond beautiful! They must reprint it!!! It's really amazing how much details are in each illustrations! I love her art!

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    1. I REALLY wish this was available as a re-issue! can't understand why not?!

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  8. Gosh so beautiful! I must try to hunt down a copy!

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    1. it's soooooooo looooooovelyyyyyyyy. just enchanting! :)

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  9. Gosh so beautiful! Must try to hunt down a copy - thanks for sharing!!

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