“This book is not for children. This book is for adults. Or

“This book is not for children. This book is for adults. Or

5/29/2021, 7:18:45 PM
“This book is not for children. This book is for adults. Or for adults to frighten children into behaving…whichever you prefer.” Kind of sounds like this introduction was written by Kaz Brekker, although I figure he’d just leave out the warning entirely. I received this lovely book from @penguinrandomca for review, and I’m pretty smitten by it. . These definitely are on the Grimm side of things. Complete with the Cinderella “Ashfeathers” story where the sisters have their feet chopped up to fit into the slipper and ends with step-mother and sisters hanging themselves. I did read ‘Outwitting the Witch” to my daughter (it’s on the lighter side) and I could tell she was surprised that it wasn’t reading out like the other stories we’ve read her. haha. . I love fairytales in all their forms, and these combined with the stunning artwork was a real treat for me. There were 23 stories and there were many that I had never read before. The tales were collected by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth and they were recorded as they were told “plucked directly from the living tree of oral storytelling.” Some of the stories were only recently discovered in a city archive in Germany. . Honestly loved the menacing and morbid stories in these pages. Did anyone ever read “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”? I remember I had a teacher read a couple of the stories to us around Halloween time in Elementary school and I loved them in class, and hated them at night in my bed. haha. This book kind of gave me that same feeling. The one that isn’t meant to wrap up in a feel good happily ever after, but the kind that make you feel a little uneasy afterward. . Do you like the tenor of many of the original fairy tales? How they were far often more dark than we realized because Disney pumped them up with bright and happy endings? . #whiteasmilkredasblood #fairytales #willowdawson #philippullman #illustratededition

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