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The Brave Little Tailor | Olga Dugina and Andrej Dugin

Category: Books   Tags: Illustration, Fairy Tales, Folklore, Middle Ages, Surrealism, The Brothers Grimm

The Brave Little Tailor by Olga Dugina and Andrej Dugin

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Product details:

Hardcover: 32 pages

Year: 2000

Illustrator: Olga Dugina and Andrej Dugin

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Language: English

Product description:

In the tradition of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Brugel the Elder, Andrej and Olga Dugin have created a world that is not quite ours-filled with intriguing characters and entrancing places. Within this fantastic framework comes the much-beloved Grimm Brothers' story The Brave Little Tailor.


When a tailor kills seven flies with one swipe of his cloth, he proudly stitches "Seven Killed With One Blow" on his belt. The villagers and the king mistakenly believe the "seven" refers to men, not flies. Fearful for his throne, the king orders the tailor to accomplish several impossible tasks. In the end, however, the tailor overcomes all the obstacles and earns the right to inherit the throne.


Each page of this richly illustrated book is almost a universe unto itself, containing stories within stories that virtually leap off the page. These captivating images and the lively tale of the brave little tailor will provide hours of engaging and imaginative reading.


ANDREJ DUGIN, born in Moscow, studied at the Surikov Arts Institute and worked as an illustrator for Russian magazines and publishing houses. His wife, OLGA DUGINA, graduated from the Moscow Arts College and worked as a graphic designer and illustrator. They live in Germany.

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