The Singing Bones - Inspired by Grimms' Fairy Tales
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.
Winner of Aurealis Award for Excellence in Fiction: Best Illustrated Book or Graphic Novel 2015. Shortlisted for Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Awards: Children's Book 2016. Long-listed for ABIA Australian Book of the Year 2016.