Illustration of the children’s story Thumbelina, written by Andersen.

Why the illustration should be stricly limited to the written story ?

Those illustrations doesn’t only represent the tale, they give form to a travel diary:

Beyong the adventures of Thumbelina, they let imagine the atmosphere in which this story could have been writen.

The reader travels beyong the story, imaginaning how could look like the word of the author, his table work and univers.