A spectacular find: Werner Klemke’s unpublished illustrations of Andersen’s fairy tales

Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales illustrated by Werner Klemke

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Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales illustrated by Werner Klemke

Translated by Albrecht Leonhardt

Artwork by Werner Klemke

Prologue by Matthias Haberzettl

new 1st ed. published 2017. 213 pages From the age of 6 years up All rights available

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Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales illustrated by Werner Klemke

Once upon a time in the 1970s... An illustrator was sitting in his studio pondering on the world of images in Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales. He created illustrations in pastel shades, with ink, in black and white, some with fine details, some romantic, some with sassy allusions to contemporary issues - on double sheets and charming. This treasure lay long hidden – but on the occasion of the old master’s 100th birthday, it is coming to light.

Enjoy reading The Tinderbox, The Emporer’s New Clothes, The Swineherd, The Shadow and many more from Klemke’s perspective!