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Hardcover. 84 pages. 10.5"w x 12"h. $19.95

Once upon a time, artist Scott Gustafson set out to illustrate classic stories, fairy tales, and nursery rhymes. Decades later, his immediately recognizable paintings have made bestsellers of Peter Pan, The Night Before Christmas, Classic Fairy Tales and Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose. Now he gives us Classic Bedtime Stories, a lavishly illustrated, oversized collection of some of his favorite tales.

Stories such as “Sleeping Beauty,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and “Sambha and the Tigers” leap off the page thanks to Gustafson’s exquisite paintings and lively retelling of these classics. “The Lion and the Mouse” and “The Country Mouse and the City Mouse” demonstrate his talent at creating uncanny anthropomorphic characters who keep us smiling even as they teach us about tolerance, diversity, and the Golden Rule.

A book that even adults will enjoy reading aloud again and again,Classic Bedtime Stories will keep youngsters of all ages engaged for hours. Gustafson’s unique style makes this a volume to be cherished by children, parents, and grandparents for generations to come.

Stories featured in Classic Bedtime Stories...

  • The Country Mouse and the City Mouse
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Tortoise and the Hare
  • The Story of Little Sambha and the Tigers
  • The Bremen Town Musicians
  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • The Lion and the Mouse
  • Jack and the Beanstalk



About Scott Gustafson

Whether he was to be a cartoonist, animator or an illustrator, Scott Gustafson knew from childhood that he wanted to draw pictures for a living. Once he discovered the artists of the Golden Age of Illustration, his early interest in animated cartoons gave way to trying to learn how to paint. Those renown illustrators opened up a world of dynamic and imaginative images that inspired the young art student and set him on an illustrator’s course.

Gustafson’s paintings have appeared on greeting cards, calendars, collector’s plates, limited edition prints, character designs for the animated TV series Chuggington, as well as on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. But it is the world of illustration and the fun and challenge of telling stories with pictures that continually inspires him. Some of the books he has illustrated are Peter Pan, Classic Fairy Tales and Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose, and Classic Bedtime Stories. He has also written and illustrated a novel for young readers entitled Eddie: The Lost Youth of Edgar Allan Poe.

Mr. Gustafson and his wife live in Chicago, and they have a dog, a cat, and a son, but not necessarily in that order.

Artist's website: www.scottgustafson.com