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The Singing Bones (2015)

by Shaun Tan

Other authors: Phil Falco (Cover designer), Neil Gaiman (Foreword), Jacob Grimm (Creator.), Wilhelm Grimm (Creator.), Jack Zipes (Introduction)

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Selection and adaptation of seventy-five Grimm's fairy tales, as translated by Jack Zipes, and newly illustrated by Shaun Tan.

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This book was awesome! Sculptures and excerpts from Grimm's fairy tales. Amazing art work. My favorite was the Hansel and Gretel one. There's not one bad thing I can say for this book. It would be a perfect coffee table book for any home!
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  booklover3258 | Feb 8, 2019 |
The incomparable Shaun Tan's sculptures, each portraying a different Grimms' fairy tale, are both enchanting and unsettling.
  aratiel | Sep 5, 2018 |
A collection of excerpts from Grimm's fairy tales, with accompanying sculptures by Shaun Tan. As a fan of both fairy tales and Shaun Tan's work, this book was squarely in my wheelhouse. I wasn't familiar with many of the tales, but I enjoyed getting acquainted with some of the more obscure stories and seeing a new perspective on some old favorites. Highly recommended. ( )
  Katya0133 | Apr 13, 2018 |
This book will not be for everyone and it feels more like a museum catalog than anything else, but the art is stunning and I'd like nothing more than to see it—and touch it and taste it— in person. These sculptures aren't literal interpretations of scenes from the Grimms' fairy tales, but, rather, evocations of the simultaneously comforting and unsettling feelings those tales arouse in us. If you appreciate the darker side of fairy tales, are a fan of Shaun Tan's previous works, or just appreciate art that illuminates and also makes you question things you thought you knew well, there will be plenty here to appeal.

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  BillieBook | Apr 1, 2018 |
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Falco, PhilCover designersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gaiman, NeilForewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grimm, JacobCreator.secondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grimm, WilhelmCreator.secondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zipes, JackIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Selection and adaptation of seventy-five Grimm's fairy tales, as translated by Jack Zipes, and newly illustrated by Shaun Tan.

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Foreword by Neil Gaiman and a short article about the Grimm's by the great Jack Zipes; an afterword by Shaun Tan discussing his process; short note on each tale.
Contents include:
The Frog Prince / The Companionship of the Cat and the Mouse / Hansel and Gretel / Little Red Cap / Faithful Johannes / The Twelve Brothers / The White Snake / Little Brother and Little Sister / The Three Little Gnomes in the Forest / Cinderella / The Three Spinners / The Sining Bone / Lucky Hans / The Robber Bridegroom / The Juniper Tree / Brier Rose / Snow White / The Six Swans / The Golden Bird / All Fur /
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