Thursday, 2 July 2015

In Their Shoes: Fairy Tales and Folktales

In Their Shoes: Fairytales and Folktales
Illustrated by Lucie Arnoux
Published by Pushkin Children's Books (2 July 2015)
ISBN: 978-1782691013

Publisher's description
Red shoes, golden slippers, seven-league boots… Just step into the shoes of princes and princesses, ogres and orphans, cats and rabbits, and discover a fascinating fairytale world of footwear.

With original illustrations by Lucie Arnoux, this is a timeless and captivating collection of fairy tales and folktales, whose footprints have lasted through the generations, over the centuries and all around the world.

My verdict
This is a gorgeous collection of fairytales and folktales. In Their Shoes took me back to my childhood, containing some of the original stories behind the well-known fairytales that we read today. Some tales are more well-known than others, from Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault and The Red Shoes by Hans Christian Anderson to The Story of Yexian by Duan Chengshi and The Pair of Shoes by Pierre Gripari.

The book is beautifully illustrated by Lucie Arnoux. The cover is gorgeous, with gold shoes on a turquoise background.

In Their Shoes is published to coincide with a major new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum - Shoes: Pleasure and Pain - which opened on 13 June 2015 and runs until 31 January 2016. The exhibition presents footwear from around the globe, with 200 pairs of historic and contemporary shoes on display.

I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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