Metaphrog's Bluebeard (Hardcover)
Papercutz, 9781545804124, 176pp.
Publication Date: May 5, 2020
List Price: 19.99*
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Award-winning duo Metaphrog transform the classic folktale into a feminist fairy tale, about the blossoming of a young child to womanhood striving for independence. Eve spends an idyllic childhood of long summer days with her sweetheart Tom, and together they dream of exploring the world. But that dream is soon shattered as she comes of age. The mysterious Bluebeard is looking for a new bride and has his sights set on Eve, and rumor has it that his former wives have all disappeared. What will Eve find in the castle beyond the enchanted forest? A forbidden chamber, a golden key and the most terrifying secret, take on a new life in this gothic graphic novel.
About the Author
Metaphrog are John Chalmers and Sandra Marrs, award-winning graphic novelists.They have received multiple Eisner Award nominations and critical acclaim for their Louis series, and Louis – Night Salad was Highly Commended for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2011. As well as working on their own graphic novels, they have produced an array of illustrations and commissions, and travel extensively to talk about their work and the creative process at festivals, schools, libraries and museums. They are Patrons of Reading at Northfield Academy in Aberdeen and were writers in Residence at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015. Visit their website wwww.metaphrog.com