The Fairy-Tale Princess Seven Classic Stories from the Enchanted Forest

Su Blackwell, Wendy Jones

Seven classic fairy tales, imaginatively retold and illustrated with specially commissioned paper-cut constructions


This is a beautiful collection of seven fairy tales—Sleeping Beauty,The Frog Prince, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Snow White, The Princess and the Pea, and The Twelve Dancing Princesses—organized around the theme of the fairytale princess and retold in a fresh and lyrical voice by Wendy Jones. They are illustrated with glorious papercut sculptures specially created by Su Blackwell. The characters—and the kingdoms they inhabit—emerge from the pages through a series of exquisite paper sculptures. Each tale has a unique visual flavor: while Sleeping Beauty is blue and dreamy, The Princess and the Pea is green and summery. The magic and otherworldliness of traditional fairytale collections meet glorious, contemporary paper constructions in The Fairtytale Princess, which makes a charming addition to the shelf of bedtime stories.


From a fanciful winter wonderland created for a Crabtree & Evelyn ad campaign to the whimsical tableaux illustrating the recent The Fairy-Tale Princess book from Thames & Hudson, Su's work always exudes grace and elegance.

— Fresh Style


Su Blackwell


Su Blackwell is an artist and art director working predominantly within the realm of paper and old books. Her work includes advertising campaigns, music videos, and theatre set design.

Wendy Jones


Wendy Jones writes for children and adults