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Gustaf Tenggren

Author, Illustrator

(1896 - 1970)

Gustaf Tenggren

Gustaf Adolf Tenggren (November 3, 1896 - April 9, 1970) was a Swedish-American illustrator. He is known for his Arthur Rackham-influenced fairy-tale style and use of silhouetted figures with caricatured faces. Tenggren was a chief illustrator for The Walt Disney Company in the late 1930s, in what has been called the Golden Age of American animation, when animated feature films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Bambi and Pinocchio were produced.

A website devoted to his work is at http://www.gustaftenggren.com/. A review article is at the Barnboken Journal of Children’s Literature Research.



Bibliography

5 Bedtime Stories (1957)

This collection includes Little Red Riding Hood, The Gingerbread Man, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Golden Goose and Chicken Little.

Author(s): Unknown
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Adventure Tales (1967)

This is an anthology of previously published books about pirates, prospectors, cowboys and Indians and rhymes.

Author(s): Jenny Dennis
Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Andersen’s Fairy Tales (1935)

A selection from the master.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Bedtime Stories (1942)

This collection includes Chicken Little, The Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and The Gingerbread Man. The pictures are in color and black and white. Later editions have only three stories.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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The Big Brown Bear (1944)

The big brown bear just cannot keep away from the honey tree, even though he knows what will happen if he tries to steal some honey. This Big Golden Book was also shortened and published as a Little Golden Book.

Author(s): Georges Duplaix
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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The Big Brown Bear (1947)

Originally published as a Big Golden Book, this story of a bear who cannot stay away from a beehive has been a perennial favorite. Later editions are significantly shorter.

Author(s): Georges Duplaix
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Bland Tomtar Och Troll (1917)

This Swedish annual has been publishing fairy tales since 1907.

Author(s): Cyrus Granér
Various
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Bland Tomtar Och Troll (1918)

A Swedish annual compilation of fairy tales.

Author(s): Cyrus Granér
Et al
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Bland Tomtar Och Troll (1919)

A Swedish annual collection of fairy tales.

Author(s): Cyrus Granér
Various
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Bland Tomtar Och Troll (1920)

A Swedish annual collection of fairy tales.

Author(s): Cyrus Granér
Various
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Bland Tomtar Och Troll (1921)

A Swedish annual collection of fairy tales.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Bland Tomtar Och Troll (1922)

A Swedish annual collection of fairy tales.

Author(s): Cyrus Granér
Various
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Bland Tomtar Och Troll (1923)

A Swedish annual collection of fairy tales.

The cover image shown above is from the 1917 edition.

Author(s): Cyrus Granér
Various
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Bland Tomtar Och Troll (1924)

A Swedish annual collection of fairy tales.

Author(s): Cyrus Granér
Various
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Bland Tomtar Och Troll (1925)

A Swedish annual collection of fairy tales.

Author(s): Cyrus Granér
Various
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Bland Tomtar Och Troll (1926)

A Swedish annual collection of fairy tales.

Author(s): Cyrus Granér
Various
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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A Boy of the Lost Crusade (1923)

Young Roland Arnot joins the Children’s Crusade to search for his father in the Holy Land.

https://archive.org/details/boyoflostcrusade00hewe

Author(s): Agnes Danforth Hewes
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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The Canterbury Tales (1961)

A selection of Chaucer’s tales for children, in modern English.

Author(s): Geoffrey Chaucer
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Children of the Moor (1927)

This is a story about a family of children during the Swedish famines of the 1860’s.

Author(s): Laura Matilda Fitinghoff
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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The Christ Story for Boys and Girls (1923)

The author reads the New Testament in view of his own life as a Palestinian Christian born in 1869. Adapted from his larger work The Syrian Christ.

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39076002266042

Author(s): Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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