The beloved story of a red-hooded girl by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by the legendary European artist Bernadette Watts.
When a young girl sets out to visit her ailing grandmother, she is tricked by a wolf she meets along the way. Only the quick thinking of a huntsman can help her and her grandmother, and she learns a valuable lesson. Readers will roam through the flower meadows on each page, drawn into this cautionary tale told with simple charm and illustrated with glowing paintings.
“The old is new again here, and this is a welcome addition to the fairy-tale shelf.”— Kirkus Reviews
Little Red Riding Hood, “My what big talent she has!” — Kirkus Reviews
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born in 1785 and 1786 near Frankfurt, Germany. In their early twenties, they began the linguistic studies that would culminate in their collected editions of folk- and fairy tales. They got their stories from peasants and villagers, and sometimes from already-published works from other cultures. Jacob did much of the research; Wilhelm put the stories into literary form.
Bernadette Watts, known throughout Europe simply as Bernadette, has illustrated many dozens of folk- and fairy tales. Born in England, she loved to draw from childhood. She studied at the Maidstone Art School in Kent, UK, and for some time was taught by Brian Wildsmith and David Hockney. Bernadette’s many beautiful books include The Snow Queen and The Little Drummer Boy. Bernadette finds her inspiration in nature. Today she lives and works in Kent. She has been illustrating for NorthSouth Books and NordSüd Verlag since the beginning of her career fifty years ago.