I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists by Chris Duffy
Published by First Second on September 24th 2013
Genres: Graphic Novel
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From favorites like "Puss in Boots" and "Goldilocks" to obscure gems like "The Boy Who Drew Cats," Fairy Tale Comics has something to offer every reader. Seventeen fairy tales are wonderfully adapted and illustrated in comics format by seventeen different cartoonists, including Raina Telgemeier, Brett Helquist, Cherise Harper, and more.
Edited by Nursery Rhyme Comics' Chris Duffy, this jacketed hardcover is a beautiful gift and an instant classic.
Fairy Tale Comics is one I could revisit over and over again. I love fairy tales and I always love discovering these tales told in a different media by different artists. I was especially excited to see artists I already loved illustrating some of my favorite fairy tales. Raina Telgemeier tells an amazing tale of Rapunzel, with wonderful illustrations and takes on the more spirited nature we've seen lately of the character. Brett Helquist is another illustrator that I love and does justice to a retelling of Rumplestiltskin, giving new life to the Miller's daughter.
The great thing about compilations of graphic short stories like Fairy Tale Comics is that you can revisit and find new stories you love each time. I love that there were some stories that I hadn't heard before, such as The Boy who Drew Cats and Sweet Porridge. The illustrations were so different between each story that it was fun to wonder at what would come next.
Final Verdict: Fairy Tale Comics is for fans of both fairy tales and comics. I felt like there was a great variety in stories and illustrations that kept me reading.