The Red Shoes and Other Tales by Metaphrog

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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
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ISBN : 1629912832
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 64 pages


Emilee rated it ★★★☆☆

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...

Nicole rated it ★★★★★

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...

Kimberly rated it ★★☆☆☆

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...

Felicia rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Miss rated it ★★★★☆

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.

Leigh rated it ★★★☆☆

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...

A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol) rated it ★★★☆☆

April 21, 2016

*Book source ~ Free from NoiseTrade From Goodreads: 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...

Theediscerning rated it ★★★★★

October 25, 2015

A great collection of three fairy tales in vivid and expertly designed graphic novel form. 'The Red Shoes' is just as unsettling as the original – the style coming to the fore in the last few pages as the girl goes without for a while – and the adaptation is both a little bit random (cars in Hans...

Mandy rated it ★★★★★

March 16, 2015

How great to see Hans Christian Anderson's "The Red Shoes" transformed into graphic novel format. I loved the dark, atmospheric drawings so fitting for retelling the tale and the period they depict. What a bonus too with the other tales. I'd never read the Little Match Girl. Oh how sad but beautif...

Nicola rated it ★★★★★

July 07, 2016

I had forgotten how deliciously morbid Hans Christian Andersen was! I love this gorgeous graphic novel. The "other tales" mentioned in the title are "The Glass Case" and "The Little Match Girl". These are the original stories with their macabre endings, though the matchstick girl is more bittersw...

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