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The Secret of the Tattered Shoes

The Secret of the Tattered Shoes

Published: 26 Sep 2019

Hardback, 40 pages

Recommended for age 5+ , 7+ and 9+

By Ehsan Abdollahi and Jackie Morris

Published by Tiny Owl Publishing Ltd

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The Secret of the Tattered Shoes is a fresh interpretation of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tale about twelve princesses who are locked in at night, yet whose dancing shoes are still worn down by morning. A young soldier is tasked to discover their night-time genre_fiction:adventure stories.

But unlike the story told by the Brothers Grimm, this soldier seeks a different ending. Jackie's dark and poetic text updates this well-known tale and shows how stories evolve and adapt over time. Beautifully illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi, who has created stunning puppet-like illustrations in rich and delicate detail, this unique illustrative style brings the story to life and perfectly encapsulate the beauty and melancholy of the story.

This title features in our The Reading Journey selection.

The One Story series

The Secret of the Tattered Shoes
Gloria's Porridge
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Cinderella of the Nile

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