Hansel and Gretel pop up book with eight pop up scenes, four with moveable parts within the pop up. Brightly colored and imaginatively designed, this vintage book will be the wonder of any child. The book was published by Bancroft Publishing in 1961. It is missing the cover's front moveable part which was black cat and the matching inside ax.
Printed in Czechoslovakia this pop-up book was created by KUBASTA who created children's pop-up books in the 50s and 60s. Born in Vienna he studied architecture in Prague in the 1930's and spent the rest of his career there. His work on pop-ups did not start until the 1950's but from that time he created approximately 125 children's pop-up books, mainly during the 50's and 60's. His books were exported out of Czechoslovakia by Bancroft, a London publishing house.
This book is in good/fair condition. It is missing the cover piece as previously mentioned. There may be another piece missing on a page with Hansel in a house (see photo 3). Otherwise, this book is in good condition with clean pages and a tight binding.
A great fairy tale book to delight children and adults.