Once upon a time, deep in the middle of a forest, stood an old castle. If a young girl wandered too near the castle walls, the witch turned her into a bird, and locked her in a cage inside the castle. But true love triumphs over evil enchantment in this story of one young couple, the beautiful Jorinda and Jorindel, the shepherd boy who loves her, who break free of the witch's spell and live happily ever after.
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After studying at Marburg, Jacob became a clerk in the War Office at Kassel, and in 1808 librarian to Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia. In 1841 he received Professorship at Berlin, and in 1854 began work on Deutsches Worterbuch with his brother.
Bernadette Watts has loved to draw since her childhood in England. She created her first picture book under the influence of Beatrix Potter. Watts studied at the Maidstone Art School in Kent and is the illustrator of North South fairy tales The Snow Queen and The Ugly Duckling.
Kindergarten-Grade 3–This edition of one of the Grimm brothers' lesser-known folktales is welcome, if only because the older versions illustrated by Adrienne Adams and Wanda Gag are out of print. Watts has retold the story of young lovers separated by a witch's enchantments with a grace that is equally reflected in her pen-and-ink illustrations with watercolor washes. When the pair wanders too near the witch's castle, Jorinda is turned into a caged bird and taken away while Jorindel stands by spellbound and helpless. After the young man dreams of a magical flower and goes on a quest to find it, he is able to enter the castle and free the hundreds of birds who are actually bewitched maidens–including, of course, his own beloved. One could argue that Watts's gentle renderings work against an effective depiction of the darkness of the witch's wickedness. Nonetheless, libraries needing to replace worn or missing copies of this fairy tale will want to add this light-filled version to their collections.– Miriam Lang Budin, Chappaqua Public Library, NY
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Book Description Oxford University Press 1970-08-20, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Some dirty marks, small tears, a few scuffs and some wear on jacket. Also a small knock on top of cover on spine of book. Content is fine. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 028670-9
Book Description Oxford University Press, London, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Watts, Bernadette (illustrator). 1st Edition. Not inscribed. Faint dents to rear board. No dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 1343
Book Description Erschienen in London bei: Oxford University Press, im Jahre 1970., 1970. Insgesamt  Seiten, überwiegend farbig illustriert. Zustand: Schutzumschlag etwas wellig, Ecken und Kanten kaum bestoßen: Innen: Buchschnitt leicht angestaubt, sonst sauber und noch recht ordentlich erhalten. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050 4°(Quart- Format bis 35 cm.) Original- Halbleinen- Einband mit Original- Schutzumschlag. First published in this edition 1970, printed in Holland by Kühn Offset, Rotterdam. Bookseller Inventory # 18886