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TALES OF A DIFFERENT KIND

Three wonderful (and modern) tales

From age 7 - Éditions Talents Hauts 2017

New revised edition of the collection published in 2011 - In bookshops on 2 November 2017

Large format hardback album

Special edition, 64 pages

Three tales where princesses take their destiny into their own hands, where valour is not always on the side of men, nor sensitivity the prerogative of women.

  • Awaken Beauty, illustrated by François Bourgeon: Once upon a time there was a princess who was blessed by the fairies with intelligence, courage and... terrible nightmares! When she was 15, she pricked her finger and fell into a deep sleep.

  • Red-Criniere, illustrated by Sylvie Serprix: Red-Criniere-the-Sanguinary once offered hospitality to a wounded soldier. He could go anywhere he liked in his underground palace... except the little chapel!

  • Scarlet shoes, illustrated by Nancy Ribard: A lord married a young girl just as he had wished: as beautiful as he was tall, as fragile as he was strong. The more fragile she was, the stronger he felt...

AWARDS

  • This book was supported by Amnesty International: "Amnesty International supports these three sensitive and intelligent stories. Each of them is a hymn to the freedom for which she never stops fighting."

  • SÉLECTION 15aine DES LIBRAIRIES SORCIÈRES 2012 : « Dans ce formidable recueil, il est question de courage et d’amour, de sortilèges et de vengeance, de royaumes en danger. Ces trois histoires, brillamment écrites par Gaël Aymon, sont à la fois classiques et inclassables. »

 

STAGE ADAPTATION

  • Awaken Beauty has been adapted for the stage by Cie Anne ma sœur Anne, who have been performing it successfully since 2016.

 

PRESS REVIEWS (extracts)

Brilliant! TÉLÉRAMA
A refreshing and salutary diversion for the next generation. LE FIGARO.fr/MADAME
Excellent! LES MATERNELLES - FRANCE 5
Bold and poetic. We love it! VERSION FEMINA.fr
An ode to individuality! MOMS' SIDE
Gaël Aymon revisits three traditional tales with humour and finesse, shaking up gender norms. L'HUMANITÉ
A must-have! FNAC

See the full press review (in French):

Revue de Presse CONTES D UN AUTRE GENRE
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