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The most beautiful illustrations
on 29 August 2008
I bought this for my daughter and I fell in love with the illustrations. My daughter enjoys both the story and pictures. It is wonderful and so different from all the sickly sweet princess stories. Based on 3 fairy tales from Northern europe; it has a dark side to it, which makes it very exciting and don't forget there's always a baddy in the really good tales. Probably not suitable for under 5's as it is a long read and has some deeper darker issues. We have been so taken with it that we are now buying it as presents for all the other little girls and their mums that we know.
Also included is a CD with Miranda Richardson as the narrator, but we haven't used that so I cannot comment on it. But I'm sure Miranda Richardson's voice would be superb for this story.
It's a great story and I recommend you buy it for the illustrations alone.