Frankenstiltskin: Fairy Tales Gone Bad (Paperback)Joseph Coelho (author), Freya Hartas (illustrator)
Joseph Coelho's delightfully dark series of fairy tale verse reimaginings continues with a creepy mash-up of Frankenstein and Rumpelstiltskin, as a junior taxidermist is charged with three frightful tasks.
The second story in a funny, deliciously dark, three-part series of twisted classics, written in verse by award-winning poet Joseph Coelho.
Joining the family business, animal-lover Bryony proves to be an extraordinary taxidermist, whose tender fingers create displays which comfort, educate and astound. But when Byrony's proud father boasts of her skill, who should come calling but the secretive King of all Mythica. Locking her away, he gives her three horrible tasks ... three impossible tasks! It's only then that a strange, sinister creature emerges from the shadows of the castle, offering Bryony a helping hand... but at what cost?
Frankenstein meets Rumpelstiltkin in this expertly-stitched story about a powerful king, a girl unafraid to stand up for her beliefs, and a monstrous little creature with magic - and greed - in his bones.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 415 g
Dimensions: 199 x 130 x 16 mm
'This is a funny, clever and very enjoyable verse retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. The story takes Rumpelstiltskin back to its original darkly horrifying roots and adds a smart, likeable heroine who saves the day with a story. The lavish illustrations are warm and fun and a nice counterpoint to the gross and gory content.' - BookTrust
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“Filled with giggles and shivers.”
Deliciously dark and funny I adore reading this series.
Brilliantly produced with gorgeously thick glossy pages, each adorned with Freya Hartas's artwork. A novel filled with giggles and shivers - perfect reading!
“a lot of fun and will keep the reader engaged”
The second book in the Fairy Tales Gone Bad collection has just been released in time for Halloween. Frankenstiltskin is a retelling of the old fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin, though I did have to have a quick scan of... More
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