A lovely review of the beautiful book by Adele Geras and Fiona McDonald recently appeared in Reading Time, the online journal of the Children’s Book Council of Australia. Here’s an extract:
The language is fluent and vividly descriptive with storytelling skill which propels the stories forward with suspense and mystery towards a satisfying conclusion. While Beauty and the Beast reveals a beast who is genuinely good and ultimately handsome, Bluebeard is ironically about an intriguing man who is truly a beast at heart. Both stories are full of tantalising elements and memorable scenes.
Lovely illustrations by Fiona McDonald capture the heart of each fairytale sometimes in rich colour and sometimes in black and white sketches.
The full review can be read here.