The Wild Swans Author:Hans Christian Anderson Among fairy tale heroines few are more appealing than the fair princess Elisa in this famous story by Hans Christian Andersen. As loyal as she is beautiful, Elisa seeks a way to free her eleven beloved brothers from the evil spell that changed them into wild swans. Told in graceful, flowing prose, this is one of the most dramatic of all Andersen... more »'s tales.
Marcia Brown's two-color illustrations depict with skill and sensitivity the delicate Elisa, the handsome swan-princes, the exotic faraway kingdoms. Like the text her pictures are filled with the beauty of woods and sea and sky, with the majesty and movement of wild swans in flight, the splendor of white-capped waves, the quiet loveliness of a single rose.« less