The Fairytale Princess

The Fairytale Princess

Seven Classic Stories from the Enchanted Forest

  1. Su Blackwell
  2. Wendy Jones
  • ISBN 9780500650066
  • 28.70 x 23.50 cm
  • Quarterbound/PLC (no jacket)
  • 96pp
  • llustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2012

A perfect gift! A compendium of seven classic fairytales, illustrated by dramatically lit photographs of intricate paper-cut sculptures

The Fairytale Princess

‘Original and exceptional … remarkable for its photographic illustrations of Su Blackwell’s extraordinary paper sculptures’ – The Sunday Times
‘While the tales are faithfully retold, the illustrations invite the reader to step into a paper kingdom where princesses inhabit an enchanting world made from the very books that created them’ – The Telegraph Magazine


Step into a fairytale world, where princesses live in paper kingdoms that emerge from the seven classic tales. Each one is illustrated by a series of intricate paper sculptures, meticulously cut from the pages of another edition of the same story.

Su Blackwell’s sculptures summon up a fantastical world of beauty and mischief, while Wendy Jones’s retellings are fresh and lyrical. Each chapter has its own distinct visual flavour.


Click to see a reading of 'Cinderella' from The Fairytale Princess


    Cinderella
    The Frog Prince
    The Twelve Dancing Princesses
    The Princess and the Pea
    Snow White
    Rapunzel
    Sleeping Beauty

Su Blackwell’s work includes a collaboration with Nicole Farhi, advertising campaigns for Cartier, Crabtree and Evelyn, and Kenzo, and illustrations for magazines such as Vogue, Tatler and Harper’s Bazaar. She is the author of 'Sleeping Beauty Theatre' – also published by Thames & Hudson.
Wendy Jones writes for children and adults. She is passionate about fairy tales and teaches creative writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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