Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Book 420

Dear Mili, by Wilhelm Grimm, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, 1957.

This is an absolutely gorgeous rendering of a little-known fairy tale.  The beautifully lush illustrations pay homage to William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement, and yet are unmistakably Maurice Sendak. 

The story itself is wonderfully told.  Does it end happily?  Um, no.  It's Grimm.  ;)

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