The Singing Bones - Shaun Tan

Staff Pick

Master illustrator Shaun Tan (The Arrival) has now turned to sculpture to capture the essence of 75 of the Grimms’ most famous fairy tales. The photographed tableaux in The Singing Bones (Arthur A. Levine, $24.99) harken back to the campfires and hearths where tales were once told and retold. Inspired by Inuit and pre-Columbian art, Tan’s small sculptures are spooky, wondrous, and whimsical. As Neil Gaiman notes in his foreword, these talismanic objects have a tactile quality; they seem to invite the reader to reach through the page and touch them. Excerpts from the Grimms’ tales translated by Jack Zipes accompany each tableau and are summarized in a paragraph at the end of the book. Ages 12 and up.

The Singing Bones By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545946124
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 11th, 2016