[DWJ] fairy tales

Judith Ridge Judith.Ridge at det.nsw.edu.au
Sun Sep 10 20:09:02 EDT 2006

Thanks, Meredith! I've checked my bookseller's website, and they've got the
first volume listed as a children's title. Hopefully it's in stock!



On 11/9/06 6:55 AM, "meredith at leemac.freeserve.co.uk"
<meredith at leemac.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:

> A couple of people recently - I think Judith and Ania - were talking about
> studying updated fairy tales, well I've just come across a brilliant graphic
> novel series called Fables, by Bill Willingham, published by Vertico Comics.
> This has fairy tale characters chased out of their original worlds by the evil
> adversary, and settling in secret communities in modern USA. It's very
> entertaining - Prince Charming's ex-wives (Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and
> Cinderella) have regular get-togethers to bitch about him, and because there
> is a general amnesty for everything that happened before the exile, Bluebeard
> is on the look-out for a wife. The big bad wolf is still banned from the
> animals' farm, however. Although it's funny it's a very adult take on what the
> characters do in our world.
> Topical ObDWJ - Puss in Boots is in it, and Chrestomanci uses the Puss in
> Boots story for a lesson in The Pinhoe Egg!
> cheers, Meredith
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