Little Golden Book

The Wild Swans

Publisher: Golden Books
From the Golden Book archives comes a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, gloriously illustrated by Gordon Laite in the late 1960s but never published until now!
Gordon Laite’s breathtaking artwork for a Little Golden Book edition of the Andersen fairy tale was found recently in the Golden Books archive. Planned for a 1970 release but never published, this Little Golden Book is finally making its debut for today’s fairy tale fans! And it couldn’t be a lovelier retelling of the story of a determined princess whose loyalty saves her brothers from being turned into swans by an evil queen.


"Helen Crawford-White’s spacious illustrations practically beg to be colored in. . . The rich, specific language lends itself especially well to reading out loud, as befits one of Western Civ’s most supple storytellers. . . Beautiful." — The Wall Street Journal