This marvelous anthology offers a selection of some of the most outstanding literature and illustrations: The Little Hobbin by Theodor Storm; The Nutcracker by ETA Hoffman; The Gift of the Magi by O’Henry; Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde; Deliverers of Their Country by Edith Nesbitt; and How the Camel Got His Hump by Rudyard Kipling. Lisbeth Zwerger’s edition of The Wizard of Oz was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year and the Washington Post Book World called it “the loveliest edition imaginable.”
Lisbeth Zwerger has been accorded nearly every prize that can be given, including the highest international award for lifetime achievement, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal. Since 1981 she has devoted her extraordinary talents to children’s literature, to stories as charming and picturesque as her native Vienna. Always surprising, always engaging, her artwork combines technical mastery with an insight and gentleness so rare and captivating that she has been correctly called one of the finest illustrators of the twentieth century.