Read The Red Shoes and Other Tales Online Free - There once was a young girl, who was pretty but poor. So poor she had to go barefoot. Her name was Karen and she loved to dance. When Karen becomes an orphan, her great aunt takes her in. One day on a shopping trip, she is bought a beautiful pair of red shoes. The shoes magically come to life and steer Karen down a path she never would have imagined in her wildest dreams, or nightmares. This fresh take on the Hans Christian Andersen classic “The Red Shoes” is a tale of hope, obsession and guilt, retold and lavishly illustrated by multiple-Eisner award nominated creators Metaphrog. Also included is an adaptation of Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl” and an original story, “The Glass Case”.
"Hope, joy, and pain intermingle in these dark, alluring stories, which may leave readers thinking of Andersen as a precursor to modern horror." Publishers Weekly.
"A darkly pensive read, perfect for chilly fall evenings." Kirkus Reviews
|Title||:||The Red Shoes and Other Tales|
|Number of Pages||:||64 pages|
March 26, 2015
I was privileged to read an advanced reader copy of this book. I had never read the classic story of the Red Shoes by Hans Christian Andersen. I started out sweet, simple and yet tragic. Then is got a little disturbing. I looked up the original text and it’s been altered. This is a graphic novel...
October 09, 2015
I just got this on noisetrade!!!
Oh so wonderful. This was such a fun and super easy read. It took me like five minutes to read it and the rest of the time I just admired the beautiful and a bit dark graphics.
I totally recommend this. Especially if you are like me and are still a young child at he...
January 03, 2015
The art was fine, technically good but seemed uninspired. The text was likewise, simplistic in the way fairy tales often are, but without the depth simple language can give. The Goodreads summary of the story has more depth than the story itself.
The "other stories" were also fine. Nothing to writ...
September 13, 2017
I enjoyed the art style in this three story collection, especially the use of muted colors to emphasize the somber moods presented by each.
The Red Shoes was very well done. As an adult I would have liked to see more of the girl's physical decline as she was forced to dance and dance, but I can un...
November 28, 2017
The Red Shoes is a straight retelling of three fairy tales. The art is quite rich in colour with a strange anime-esque style that actually works rather well. While adults must not find stories they have already read many times compelling, this is a nice edition to give to a kid.
June 28, 2017
This is a graphic novel of short stories that Hans Christian Anderson had written made into a graphic novel form. I really enjoyed this book. I also used it during one of my Tween book discussion groups and the tweens enjoyed it as well.
January 18, 2018
The figures in these stories are all strangely mannequin-like, and the colour palette remains dusky and muted even when depicting those moments where the fantastic disturbs the ordinary.
Perhaps this is only fitting - after all, this is a book in which pursuing the fulfillment of desire can only l...
October 23, 2017
Very interesting adaptation of these tales. The illustrations were gorgeous, but I feel like they lost a bit of the heart.
June 17, 2015
Age Range: 2nd – 4th grades
This book is three modern day fairytales tales rolled up into one graphic novel. The first tale is based on Hans Christian Anderson’s story The Red Shoes. The story tells about a young girl who was born poor and now has a very sick mother who eventually dies. She has ne...
April 21, 2016
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There once was a young girl, who was pretty but poor. So poor she had to go barefoot. Her name was Karen and she loved to dance. When Karen becomes an orphan, her great aunt takes her in. One day on a shopping trip, she is bought a beautiful pair...