The Secret of the Tattered Shoes

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SKU:
9781910328378
Author:
Jackie Morris and Ehsan Abdollahi
Publisher:
Tiny Owl Publishing Ltd
Publication date:
2019-09-26
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
40
Selected by The Guardian as one of the top children’s books of 2019.

The Secret of the Tattered Shoes is a fresh interpretation of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tale about twelve princesses who are locked in at night, yet whose dancing shoes are still worn down by morning. A young soldier is tasked to discover their night-time adventures. But unlike the story told by the Brothers Grimm, this soldier seeks a different ending. Jackie’s dark and poetic text updates this well-known tale and shows how stories evolve and adapt over time.

Beautifully illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi, who has created stunning puppet-like illustrations in rich and delicate detail, this unique illustrative style brings the story to life and perfectly encapsulate the beauty and melancholy of the story.