Wanda Gag: Tales from Grimm, published by Coward-McCann in 1936
This is a very unique edition of Grimm’s fairy tales, done by Wanda Gag. She was of German origin, living in America what made her exposed to a special mixture of cultural influences. On several occasions she said this book is not about the fairy tales by Grimms but more about fairy tales as she remembers they should be.
Here is a list of her personal selection with accompanying illustrations:
Hansel and Gretel
The Cat and Mouse in Partnership
The Six Servants
Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle
Town Musicians of Bremen
Fisherman and His Wife
Frog King, or Iron Heinrich
Snow-White and Rose-Red
This book, published in 1936, was not the only selection of fairy tales translated, adapted, and illustrated by Wanda Gag. We’ll add more soon.