Book Review: The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan

 

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If you think you’ve read all you need to read about Grimm’s Fairy Tales, think again. Shaun Tan pairs the briefest telling of a tale with deceptively simple sculptures. The words and photographed sculptures combine to tell the darker, deeper story underlying the tales we know so well.
Reader tip: if you are unfamiliar with a particular tale their are more detailed synopses in the book’s appendix. I might have preferred reading these as I read each tale.
 Check out the author’s page for a peek at some of the sculptures.
 Source:  Public Library -I suggest NOT getting an ebook for this read.
Audience:  Grade 7 and up
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