Gender Swapped Fairy Tales
|authors:||Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett (2020)|
|date read:||18 May 2021|
|rating:||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|
I enjoyed this both for the gender shenanigans, and for reading an older version of some of the fairy tales I’m used to.
The text differences are much lighter touch than I was expecting – it’s apparently a sophisticated find and replace, but with no more editorialising than that. Any imbalances are lifted directly from the original text.
The hardback version has gorgeous illustrations, and feels like a proper book of fairy tales. It’s a book with presence and heft.
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