Victor Ambrus’s illustrations are fabulous. They remind me rather of Adelchi Galloni. Rough and lively, but delicate too.
Here is Peter:
And his grumpy Grandfather:
The little bird:
And I just love the cat. He looks like such a bad lot.
He gets into all kinds of scrapes, and quite loses his dignity:
And of course, the beloved Duck.
And the Duck is running from this rascally fellow: The Wolf Himself. With a gold earring, no less.
But as you no doubt know, the Wolf comes to a Bad End:
Although in this version, we are given an alternative ending. An operation takes place to save the Duck:
And Mr Wolf escapes to Outer Siberia, even before his stitches have been removed:
How did he survive that operation, you ask? Well now. Have a close look at his drip: