Gennady Spirin is one of the foremost illustrators of children’s books and his paintings have won international acclaim. His first book to appear in the United States was Once There Was a Tree (Dial) by Natalia Romanova, a New York Times Notable Book. Mr. Spirins The Fool and the Fish (Dial) retold by Lenny Hort, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year and his books Boots and the Glass Mountain by Claire Martin and The Frog Princess by J. Patrick Lewis (both Dial) received Gold Medals from the Society of Illustrators. The Children of Lir (Dial) by Sheila MacGill-Callahan, garnered starred reviews from The Horn Book Magazine, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist, which noted the effect of his art as one of “abundance, energy, and joy.” Mr. Spirins work has been exhibited throughout the world and many of his paintings are in private collections. He now lives in New Jersey with his wife and their three sons.
The Tempest – William Shakespeare (Gennady Spirin Illus) 1996
William Shakespeare, retold by Ann Keay Beneduce
Philomel Books, NY 1996
First Edition, Dust Jacket, Illustrated
First edition, first printing. Binding tight, internally fine, unmarked. Numerous wonderful full-page illustrations and decorations by Gennady Spirin. Fine in Fine DJ.