A unique and alluring art book showcasing Shaun Tan’s extraordinary sculptures based on the timeless and compelling fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.
In this beautifully presented volume, the essence of seventy-five fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm is wonderfully evoked by Shaun Tan’s extraordinary sculptures. Nameless princes, wicked stepsisters, greedy kings, honourable peasants and ruthless witches,
tales of love, betrayal, adventure and magical transformation: all inspiration for this stunning gallery of sculptural works. Introduced by Grimm Tales author Philip Pullman and leading fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes, The Singing Bones breathes
new life into some of the world’s most beloved fairy tales. ‘These little figures of clay, with their simplified features, their single attributes, are perfect realisations of the strangeness of the characters they represent.’ – Philip Pullman
They expected her to work hard from morning till night. She had to get up before dawn, carry water to the house, make the fire, cook and was. Moreover, he stepsisters did everything imaginable to cause her grief and make her look ridiculous. For instance, they poured peas and lentils into the hearth ashes so she had to sit there and pick them out. In the evening, when she was exhausted from working, they took away her bed, and she had to lie next to the hearth in the ashes. This is why she always looked so dusty and dirty and why they called her Cinderella.
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- Title: The Singing Bones
- Author/Illustrator: Shaun Tan
- Hardcover: 184 pages
- Publisher: Allen and Unwin (September 23rd, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 9781760111038
- URL: Allen and Unwin