This collection of short stories is not for the faint-hearted! While hearkening back to the macabre roots of the original Grimm’s Fairy Tales, each of these stories features a plucky or clever heroine to cheer on–forget about pining princesses or damsels-in-distress. The stories are briskly written and acutely psychological, with the whole collection brought together by the atmospheric illustrations of Jane Laurie. There are the token popular tales of British and German origin, but mixed with several lesser-known tales, such as “The Red Shoes,” and “Molly Whupple, ”as well as some treasures from other cultures, like “Vasilisa’s Fire,” and “The Island of Skeletons”. Get into the Halloween spirit with this book today!
By Allison S.