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Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts: Ten Tales from the Deep, Dark Woods

Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts: Ten Tales from the Deep, Dark Woods

Diverse myths and legends from around the world, from Iceland to Poland to Japan, retold in glorious full-colour comic book form by a stunning Australian artist with an international reputation.

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ISBN 9781760113261
Barcode 9781760113261
Published 31 August 2017 by Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Phillips, Craig
Availability Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781760113261
ISBN-10 1760113263
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication Date 31 August 2017
International Publication Date 1 June 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Phillips, Craig
Category Award Winning
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Graphic / Comic Strip
Fantasy & Magical Realism
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
NZ Book Award Finalists 2018
Russell Clark Award for Illustration Finalists 2018
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 274mm
Weight 750g
Interest Age 8-11 years
Reading Age 8-11 years
Library of Congress Fairy tales - Adaptations - Comic books, strips, etc
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 741.5993
Catalogue Code 742475

Description of this Book

A cobbler girl tricks the Wawel Dragon, after all the king's knights fail...The Polar Bear King loses his skin...Momotaro, born from a peach, defies the ogres everyone else is too scared to face...Snow White and Rose Red make friends with a bear...From Poland to Iceland, Japan to Germany, these ten fairytales from across the globe re-told as comics will have you enthralled. Giants! Trolls! Witches! Beasts! You will encounter them all in this visual feast of a book...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults - Russell Clark Award for Illustration 2018 (Australia) -- Winner of The Ledger Awards - Gold Ledger 2018 (Australia) -- Short-listed for Aurealis Awards - Best Graphic Novel / Illustrated Work 2017 (Australia) -- Long-listed for CBCA Picture Book of the Year 2018 (Australia)
NZ Review Magnificent storytelling . . . I can't remember when I have read classic fairytales that have been presented with more life, charm, and heart than in this wonderful book. --Ted Naifeh, Eisner-Award-nominated creator, the Courtney Crumrin series Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts is not only a collection of terrific tales from around the world; it is also a feast for the eyes. --Carole Wilkinson, bestselling author, the Dragonkeeper series

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Author's Bio

Craig Phillips is a freelance illustrator, who works for publishers all around the world from his New Zealand studio. His first picture book was Megumi and the Bear (written by Irma Gold), inspired by travels to the snowy wonderland of Northern Japan. He has also created rock art posters for bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, DJ Shadow and the Foo Fighters. Craig has always had a great love for mythology and magic, and Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts is the book he has always wanted to make. On the rare occasions that he is not drawing, you might find him swimming in Lake Taupo or snowboarding down the majestic mountains of New Zealand.

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