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BOOK REVIEW: TWO FEARSOME FAIRY TALES FROM FRANCE retold by Adele Geras and illustrated by Fiona McDonald

Friday, February 26, 2016


Christmas Press has been quietly producing a range of exquisite fairy tale retellings with gorgeous illustrations for the last couple of years. This beautiful edition has the Jerusalem-born author Adele Geras retelling ‘Beauty & the Beast’ and ‘Bluebeard’ with illustrations by Fiona McDonald (who also illustrated my own contribution to the series TWO SELKIE TALES FROM SCOTLAND). 



THE BLURB:

Two magical, scary classic fairy tales from France, Beauty and the Beast and Bluebeard, elegantly retold by Adele Geras and lavishly illustrated by Fiona McDonald. For older readers.


WHAT I THOUGHT OF THIS BOOK:

The stories are simply and elegantly retold, and are carefully pitched to appeal to a younger reading age – no need to fear for a sensitive child’s sensibilities here! 

So far the series has included tales retold by Sophie Masson, Ursula Dubosarky, and me, with one coming soon from Duncan Ball. Other titles are in the pipeline. 

Together they will build to a library of some of the world’s most beloved fairy tales, with stories from Russia, Japan, Ancient Greece, Rome, and Ireland , as well as Scotland and France. 

A perfect gift for any fairy-tale-loving child!


WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE FEARSOME FAIRY TALE?


You may also enjoy my blog on Neil Gaiman's wonderful retelling of Sleeping Beauty, THE SLEEPER & THE SPINDLE


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