Member Blogs > Journey of a BooksellerThe Singing Bones by Shaun Tan

  • Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:30:00    Permalink
    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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