Created: 24th January, 2019

Faery Tales

Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Illustrator: Tomislav Tomic
Publisher: Faber & Faber

Carol Ann Duffy uses colloquial everyday language for many of her retellings, making them great to read aloud and harking back to the oral tradition from whence many of them came. Many of the stories emanate from the Brothers Grimm but there are also nods to the literary French tales (Blue Beard, Beauty and the Beast) and Hans Christian Andersen (The Emperor’s New Clothes) and some of her own stories drawing on fairy tale elements (The Stolen Childhood, The Lost Happy Endings and others) are also included.