It will be a welcome addition to my already crowded bookshelf
Once upon a time being, forever and ever ago, there lived a forest tall of tales ...
When an innocent princess wanders into the forest, she finds herself trapped between a wolf with a ravenous appetite and a sweet little house with a secret. Meanwhile, a desperate fisherman enters into a very bad bargain with a power-hungry monkey. And meanerwhile still, a tiny tricksy tailor promises a promise that not even the most magic of beanstalks can help him escape.
In this rich and rambunctious tapestry of tales, satirist Shaun Micallef unravels the traditional fairy story and nimbly weaves your favourite characters into new and surprising adventures. Illustrated by award-winning artist Jonathan Bentley, this subversively silly trilogy will captivate parents and children alike – and indignant fairytale authors too.
More grim than Grimms', less soppy than Aesop.
"Imagine every popular fairytale figure was summoned to an emergency drill and some of them lost the plot and returned to the wrong house. Then add lashings of rhubarb and the occasional real historical figure, such as Gottfried von Hohenlohe-Schillingsfurst, and you have Tales from A Tall Forest." --Weekly Review
For Ages: 7 - 99 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 16th October 2017
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 16.8 x 2.65
Weight (kg): 24.69
Edition Number: 1