Gender Swapped Fairy Tales

Gender Swapped Fairy Tales

Hardback Published on: 05/11/2020
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Once upon a time, in the middle of winter, a King sat at a window and sewed. As he sewed and gazed out onto the landscape, he pricked his finger with the needle, and three drops of blood fell onto the snow outside . . . People have been telling fairy tales to their children for hundreds of years. And for almost as long, people have been rewriting those fairy tales - to help their children imagine a world where they are the heroes. Karrie and Jon were reading their child these stories when they hit upon a dilemma, something previous versions of these stories were missing, and so they decided to make one vital change.. They haven't rewritten the stories in this book. They haven't reimagined endings, or reinvented characters. What they have done is switch all the genders. It might not sound like that much of a change, but you'll be dazzled by the world this swap creates - and amazed by the new characters you're about to discover.

  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 9780571360185
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 980g
  • Dimensions: 245 x 122 x 25 mm

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Gender Swapped Fairy Tales
A beautiful book in idea and execution
Wife and husband team Karrie Fransman & Jonathan Plackett have created something beautiful: by not changing the text of these tales, merely swapping the ge... READ MORE
Carolyn Percy
Gender Swapped Fairy Tales
Beautifully illustrated and completely illuminating to read as an adult
This is such a beautiful book for many reasons. What immediately speaks to you are the illustrations - vivid, intricate, menacing, alluring - drawing you ... READ MORE
Emily Grogan