When her eleven brothers are turned into mute swans by their evil stepmother, brave Eliza endures great suffering to break the spell and rescue them. A story of loyalty, deceit, and the healing power of love, this classic fairy tale is exquisitely illustrated by Susan Jeffers. Luminous new jacket art, newly rendered interior art, and gold foil throughout enhance the wonderment of this glorious, largeformat reissue.
"Weaving its own benevolent spell through Lewis' fluid translation, the tale is a good choice for reading aloud. Gilbert's detailed, colored-pencil illustrations use fine stokes of color to create detailed scenes that many young princess-story fans will find beguiling. A graceful, dramatic version of a classic." -- Booklist