It was the middle of winter, and the snowflakes were falling from the sky like feathers. Now, a queen sat sewing at a window framed in black ebony...Suddenly she pricked her finger and three drops of blood fell on to the snow...So begins this captivating collection of magical tales collected by the Brothers Grimm- twenty enchanting fairy tales, including the tale of a snow-white princess, an evil trickster called Rumplestiltskin and a beautiful golden goose. This edition includes the extraordinary, beautiful illustrations of Arthur Rackham, the perfect complement to a timeless collection. "Grimm's Fairy Tales are a wild wood to get lost in". (The Guardian).