I love the Decemberists, and when they released their album The Crane Wife, I was overjoyed because they had, by chance, put one of my favorite stories as a child to song. I first read the crane wife folktale in the children’s magazine, Highlights, and I’m pretty sure this is the original illustration. I adore this story, so you can bet you’ll be seeing lots of related art in future. 

I love the Decemberists, and when they released their album The Crane Wife, I was overjoyed because they had, by chance, put one of my favorite stories as a child to song. I first read the crane wife folktale in the children’s magazine, Highlights, and I’m pretty sure this is the original illustration. I adore this story, so you can bet you’ll be seeing lots of related art in future.