Grim Times

                                         image property of Julie Morstad
News from The Bologna Children's Book Fair is that one of this year's hot properties is re-telling of fairy tales.

I see that Philip Pullman is already onto this, and of course we have the "new" Grimm's Tales to look forward to, but I have decided what I would really like is a collection of Stephany Aulenback's subversively satirical Grim Stories ... maybe with some illos by my favourite illustrator, Julie Morstad.

Here's a little teaser:
Once upon a time a woman had two daughters — one beautiful and hardworking, the other ugly and lazy. Inexplicably, the woman loved her ugly and lazy daughter more. I really like this woman.


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