Saturday, December 5, 2009

Nutcracker Week: Lisbeth Zwerger

The Nutcracker illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger is my final entry for Nutcracker Week. Zwerger is no stranger to fairy tales. She has been published in many countries and her version of The Nutcracker is filled with earthy tones and soft images, unlike the brightly colored versions I've shared earlier this week.

The extra images came from Childscapes which sells first editions of her work.



  1. Love Lisbeth Zwerger. This and the Sendak version appeal to me the most. We have a more recent version (very shortened) illustrated by Susan Jeffers that we really enjoy. It's a nice one to share with very young children.

  2. Very lovely! I am going to look for this artist's work now. :-)

  3. thank you so much for posting this! I was given this copy as a child and fell in love with the story. I have spent a year trying to find it as an adult for my child.