Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Fractured Fables by Various Authors
My personal favorite piece of the compilation was The Secret Princess Society written by Marie Cruz and illustrated by Whilce Portacio. The tale follows Filipino sisters, Mimi and Meg through the story of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. For me, it has the right mix of the original classic, modern cultural twist, magic, and positive message for the targeted audience.
As a whole, I found the book enjoyable, particularly for the tale mentioned above; however, there were a number of tales that I simply did not care fore. With a compilation so diverse, the reader is bound to find a few priceless gems among this chest of tales, but there may also be a few you would prefer to leave behind. It will all depend on your personal tastes and your preferences in fairy tales.
What do you tend to prefer in fairy tale retellings?