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Beautiful photographic work, traditional stories, unusual idea.
on 21 November 2012
Large sized fairy tale book, approx size 24.6 x 1.8 x 29.5 cm, with hard covers and containing 7 traditional stories; Cinderella, The Frog Prince, The 12 Dancing Princesses, The Princess and the Pea, Snow White, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty. None of the stories have been particularly changed in their re-telling by Wendy Jones and run quite true to the original. What the book offers as something unique is a series of paper sculptures, created individually for each story by Su Blackwell, photographed for the book in a way that makes them appear 3D and gives a pop-up effect against the flat page. The style and design of the book is quite Gothic and dark. Beautiful idea. Not sure if it's something very young children would appreciate but certainly an older child or collector of fairy tales would appreciate as something a little different.