The Red Shoes and Other Tales

The Red Shoes and Other Tales

By Metaphrog

19 ratings 22 reviews 5 followers
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Grades 3 - 7 n/a n/a n/a n/a

There once was a young girl, who was pretty but poor, so poor she had to go barefoot. Her name was Karen. She loved to dance. When Karen becomes an orphan, her great aunt takes her in. One day on a shopping trip, she is bought a beautiful pair of red shoes. The shoes magically come to life and steer Karen down a path she would never have imagined in her wildest dreams, or nightmares. This fresh take on the Hans Christian Andersen classic "The Red Shoes" is a tale of hope, obsession and guilt, retold and lavishly illustrated by Eisner award nominated Metaphrog.
This volume also includes Metaphrog's adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic, "The Little Match Girl" and an original story, "The Glass Case".

Publisher: Papercutz
ISBN-13: 9781629912837
ISBN-10: 1629912832
Published on 11/10/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 64

Book Reviews (22)

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i like how it has imaginary things. I like how the doll came to life. I like how it has magic.I like how it has monsters.

This book was not the best book but it was still realy cool now I own this book! I can not wait to read other books by this auther!

Wow.Just wow. LOL i kept pushing the forward button and was like what!? Then I realied it was over. I was like darn!

The Red Shoes is about a girl named Karen who loves to dance. After her mother dies she goes to live with her aunt, who buys her a pair of beautiful red ballet shoes. But once Karen puts on the shoes she can't stop dancing. So her aunt locks the shoes away. But when her aunt gets sick Karen puts the shoes on and can't get them off. The only way she can get them off is to cut off her feet. The other two stories, the Glass Case and the Little Match Girl are not nearly as long, and I enjoyed those more. I think that the publisher of this book was trying to make it so the stories wouldn't be horrific, and they would be more mellow so they would be appropriate for younger audiences. I give this book 2 stars because I like the original stories, I just don't like how they were portrayed in this graphic novel.

This book is kinda of like James and the giant peach it like when james get the little green things his dream come trues. And in this book a girl bought her shoes and she was not sad

This was good in a weird way. There are three stories in it and they all end in a strange way. It's cool but it is short. Read it.

i read this on a road ttrip. its another one my mom put in the pile she said its alot of stories theres always something new in there. there were different stories but they werent really new or different. it was like one book they chopped out parts and made short stories or blurbs about them and then made it one book

This book was interesting, I didn't enjoy it very much, but it was about a young and pretty girl named Karen. She was poor and had no shoes and the loved to dance. She becomes and orphan and she goes to live with her great aunt. One day on a shopping trip, she is bought a beautiful pair of red shoes. The shoes magically come to life and take Karen down a path she never would have imagined in her wildest dreams, or nightmares. This book was okay, it was not something I would normally read, but it was interesting.

This book was great.I have read many other Red shoes retellings but this one was awesome.Ithe is about a poor girl named Karen and she loves to dance and then gets red shoes

This story is kind of sad. The first story includes a girl who loves to dance but she is very poor and has to walk around barefoot. One day she's going shopping and someone sells her magical red shoes. Once she starts dancing with the shoes she cannot stop. She keeps dancing and dancing until she gets to an executioners house. At this house she asks him to cut off her legs since the shoes won't come off. She then has to walk on crutches and get mechanical feet.

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