I love this book so much I can't even describe. It was my favourite as a kid and my Finnish version is already almost falling apart by the seams, so my dad gave me the original german print! I'm so so happy. Especially because the drawings are the same on both prints, and I just love the pictures in this book, they're both beautiful and terrifying at the same time.
I also really like that it's a fairytale book from all around Europe, so it's got old Slavic tales and old English tales and old German tales all mixed together in the one book, and it gives a much better and broader view of the fairytale world of Europe, what similarities and differences there are. I especially enjoy the old Slavic tales, they're really freaky.
The book is written down by Christian Strich and illustrated by Tatjana Hauptmann.