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East o' the Sun, West o' the Moon

Then He Gave Him Some Snowshoes
He Gave Him Some Snowshoes

Kay Nielsen, East of the Sun, West of the Moon
East of the Sun,
West of the Moon

Kay Nielsen, Castle East of the Sun and East of the Moon

As Far Away
from the Castle

Kay Nielsen, Tell Me the Way and I will Search You Out

Tell Me the Way
and I'll Search You Out

Kay Nielsen, She Rest in the Gloomy Wood

At Rest
in the Dark Wood

Kay Nielsen, Then he coaxed her down and took her home
Then He Took Her Home

Kay Nielsen, He saw the girl in the tree

He saw her reflected
in the water

Kay Nielsen, I am the Virgin Mary
I am the Virgin Mary

The North Wind

The North Wind
Went Over the Sea

Kay Nielsen, The Queen Did Not Know Him

The Queen
Did Not Know Him
The Wolf was waiting

The Wolf
was waiting for him

Twelve Dancing Princesses / Old Tales from the North

Kay Nielsen, Twelve Dancing Princesses
Twelve Dancing Princesses

Kay Nielsen, Don't drink! I would rather marry a gardener!
Don't Drink! I would rather marry a gardener!

Kay Nielsen, Daughter of the King of Arabia
The Lad in the Bear Skin and the Daughter of the King of Arabia

The Horse Begged Him to Look Behind
The Horse Begged Him to Look Behind Him

Kay Nielsen, Pop! Out Flew the Moon
Pop! Out Flew the Moon

The Three Princesses in the Blue Mountain / The Three Princesses of Whiteland

Kay Nielsen, The Troll was Willing and Fell Asleep
The Troll was Willing

Kay Nielsen, The Princesses about to Pick the Rose
The Three Princesses were Blown Away by a Snow Drift

Three Princesses
You will see three Princesses ...

Deliverance of the three Princesses
Deliverance of the three Princesses

A large flock of birds
A large flock of birds

Andersen's Fairy Tales

Kay Nielsen, The Nightingale
The Nightingale

Kay Nielsen, The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea

The dancer and the tin soldier

The Flying Trunk

Kay Nielsen, The Tinder Box

The Tinder Box

Kay and Gerda, The Snow Queen
Kay and Gerda,
The Snow Queen

Grimm's Fairy Tales

    Rumplestiltskin
Rumplestiltskin

Rosebud, or Sleeping Beauty

Rosebud, or
Sleeping Beauty

The Seven-Headed Dragon, breathing fire

The Two Brothers,
The Seven-Headed Dragon

    The Frog Bride

Unicorn

The Frog Bride

The Frog Bride

Catskin, or Allerleirauh
Catskin, or Allerleirauh

In Powder and Crinoline

The Man Who Never Laughed
The Man Who Never Laughed

Kay Nielsen, Your Soul, My Soul

Your Soul, My Soul

I have had such a terrible dream!

Such a Terrible Dream!

Felicia curtsied before the Queen of the Woods

The Pot of Pinks

Flora Builds her Summerhouse
Flora Builds Her Summerhouse

Arabian Nights

The Tale of Sinbad and the Falcon
Tale of Sinbad and the Falcon

Scheherazade Volunteers to Marry the Sultan

Scheherazade / Arabian Nights

The Tale of the First Dervish
The Lovers Perish in Fire

The Tale of the Young Thief
Tale of the Young Thief

The Tale of the Sultan's Wife
The Favorite

Kay Nielsen, Lovers Meet in a Graveyard
Lovers Meet in a Graveyard

The Tale of the Fisherman and the Genie
Tale of the Fisherman and the Genie

Red Magic

The last book illustrated by Kay Nielsen, Red Magic was published in 1930. Of the 53 Red Magic illustrations, eight are color.

Color illustrations from Red Magic

Black and White illustrations from Red Magic

Kay Nielsen, Red Magic: Barleybread

St. George and the Dragon

Kay Nielsen, Red Magic: Frontispiece

She was forced to produce the key

Kay Nielsen, Red Magic: Stop!

Stop!

Kay Nielsen, Red Magic: The Genie Roared

The Genie Roared



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