|Clement Moore, Beatrix Potter, Margery Williams & Hans Christian Andersen. Charles Santore, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||208 / 2014|
Honored with a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal among numerous other awards, Charles Santore is known for picturing children's tales in superbly detailed paintings that glow with light; this gift-worthy boxed set for all ages collects four of his favorites in deluxe Classic Editions. The Night Before Christmas features a four-page foldout nearly four feet wide, revealing a snow-covered village with Santa's team flying across the moon, and there's another big foldout in the Beatrix Potter collection The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit and Other Cherished Stories. The Velveteen Rabbit is irresistible in Santore's nostalgic style, and he gives The Little Mermaid two distinct color palettes for the kingdoms above and below the sea.