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Three traditional tales – Sleeping Beauty, Bluebeard, and The Red Slippers – are given a witty new reading that criticises and breaks down the usual gender norms associated with them. Each tale is illustrated by a different artist, François Bourgeon, Sylvie Serprix and Nancy Ribard.


The princesses in these three tales take their fate in their own hands, proving that courage, a valiant heart, and the spirit of initiative are not exclusive to men. Conversely, sensitivity and gentleness are not the sole preserve of the female characters. What they all turn out to have in common is freedom. The anthology was endorsed by Amnesty International and received a particularly warm reception from French critics. The 2017 edition differs slightly from the first edition published in 2011.

Edited by: University Library "Livres au Trésor" and the Research Centre "Pléiade" of the University of Paris 13 (France)

Author(s): Aymon, Gaël

Illustrator(s): Bourgeon, François; Serprix, Sylvie; Ribard, Nancy

Publisher: Talents Hauts

City: Vincennes

Year: 2017

Pages: 64

ISBN: 9782362662294

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: FR

Original Language: FR

Keywords: Empowerment, Female characters, Identity, Rewriting, Violence

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