Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan

Who hasn't heard of the Brothers Grimm and their fairy tales?  They died long ago but their tales are still being rehashed, reprinted and admired.  This book is a tribute to them of sorts and the sculpture shown within really adds to the themes and concepts of the stories.

Arthur A Levine Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 11th.

There is a bit of history of the brothers and their publishing successes and failures.  Then the book moves into the fairy tales.  There's a synopsis of each story and, in most cases, a photo of a sculpture that highlights the story line.  As you can see from the cover, the artwork is striking.

I've been reading Grimms' tales for years and I still found a couple mentioned that I didn't recognize.  Think you know them all?  Check out this book and see.

If you collect Grimm books, you need to get this one.  It is a quick reference book as well as a different way to view the stories.  It's a worthwhile look at work that has existed long beyond the authors.

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