I read this tale to my kids this evening. It was one of those finds in the library where you are just about to leave and you pull the book off the shelf and the cover of the book simply grabs you and thus finds its way into your house. The illustrations of the volume I checked out were by Rick Schreiter and are as well done as Andersen's masterfully crafted tale. The story itself is humorously violent with the point being one that is mainly moralistic as it records the effects of overwhelming greed.
To see the whole story on-line click here.
here's a view of Schreiter's artistic sensibilities from the cover of his book, THE DELICIOUS PLUMS OF KING OSCAR THE BAD:
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