A classic Grimm's fairy tale about the power of sisterly love! When six unfortunate brothers are turned into swans by an evil witch, their heart-broken sister vows to break the spell by sewing six shirts from starflowers and promising not to utter a word, or make a sound--not even a laugh--for six long years. This beautiful story was popular long before Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm put it into print. The captivating illustrations by Gerda Raidt will make this beloved classic a story time favorite.
Gerda Raidt was born in Germany. She studied illustration at the Burg Giebichenstein Art School and later at Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, studying under the award-winning graphic artist/professor Volker Pfuller. She works as a free-lance illustrator. Jacob and Wilhem Grimm were born in Germany in the 1780s. They were scholars and are best known today for their captivating fairy tales.