Monday, December 21, 2009

Snow Queen Week: Susan Jeffers

Another picture book of the Snow Queen, this time with illustrations by Susan Jeffers, another illustrator who has applied her talent to many fairy tale renderings. The text in this one is retold from Andersen's tale by Amy Ehrlich.

The book has been reprinted with a few covers. The one at the top of the post is from 2006. The original cover from 1983 is below:

Jeffers has also illustrated The Wild Swans, Thumbelina, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel. I also shared her Nutcracker earlier this month. Her picture book version of Silent Night is my personal favorite of all her work.


  1. Beautiful work. I shall look out for this one.

  2. Love Susan Jeffers - this one I haven't gotten to yet though!

  3. I started looking out for Susan Jeffers books after I checked out "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening" at the library. Fell. In. Love.

  4. Hi Heidi,

    I love your blog. I have lots of good things, some fairy tale related on my blog, it's,

    Have you ever seen Jim Henson's the Storyteller? Well here is a link to them on youtube, it's, These are so awesome, they are folk tales from around the globe. Hope you like them.