I’m a huge Shaun Tan fan. I love his stories and his artwork is always stunning. The Arrival is one of my absolute favourite books because of the way that Shaun tells his incredible story using just illustrations. I was excited to hear that Allen and Unwin were going to be publishing a very special Shaun Tan book in October, The Singing Bones. It is a collection of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales and it’s unlike any of Shaun’s previous books as he has created sculptures to illustrate each fairy tale. I’ll be reviewing it soon and I hope to be able to show you some of the spreads from inside the book.
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.
The Singing Bones is published by Allen and Unwin in October. You won’t want to miss this incredible book!