Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine "Into the Woods" adapted and illustrated by Hudson Talbott. Published by Crown Publishers, Inc. New York,copyright 1987, first edition.
In this enchanting and lavishly illustrated book, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning team of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine have collaborated with celebrated author / illustrator Hudson Talbott to create a vivid and magical fairy-tale world.
Based on Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's most popular folktales as well as other stories remembered from childhood, Into the Woods is the imaginative account of what happens when the lives of new and old fairy-tale characters dramatically and humorously come together.
Cinderella, Jack who climbed the beanstalk), Little Red Riding Hood, and the Baker and his Wife set out for the forest on a quest to find "happily ever after. Along the way they meet Rapunzel, a Wicked Witch, a lascivious Wolf, vengeful Giants, a couple of charming Princes and their own destiny. With wit and wisdom the authors have given us a parable about the loss of innocence, the joy and sorrows of adulthood, and the price paid for achieving things you really want.
90 page hard cover book in good condition with no rips or tears. There is a gift inscription on the back of the front cover. The dust jacket is in in poor condition. See the pictures for more details