Illustrator Sarah Dennis has launched a delightful new paper-cut book of the classic Brother’s Grimm children’s tale Cinderella – just in time for Christmas. Between each double page spread a delicate paper-cut page has been painstakingly designed to interact and cast shadows over the illustrations over the background spread. This addition to the book brings an added touch of magic to this beloved fairy tale.
Part of a collaboration between Sarah – the illustrator of “Alif the Unseen” – and publishers Tango Books, this beautiful book will make a gorgeous Christmas gift. “I am very proud to show you this book and would be delighted if you took a look inside,” says Sarah. “It is a truly special hardback that I hope children throughout the world will treasure forever.”
Sarah Dennis is a freelance illustrator and artist living in Bristol. Growing up in the heart of Sussex, she spent much of her childhood life drawing and experimenting with art. Sarah has always been influenced by storytelling, drawing inspiration from her grandfather’s collection of old books and Japanese artwork.
Her work now combines traditional scherenschnitte (papercutting) with collage. Sarah’s work exemplifies the beauty of nature in fairy tales and whimsical childhood dreams, telling classic poems and folk tales through the medium of paper. Each piece is individually hand-cut using a craft knife to reveal exquisite, delicate detail within the illustration.