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Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts : Ten Tales from the Deep, Dark Woods

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2018 -NZ Book Awards / Russell Clark Award for Illustration - Best Book Illustration

2018 - Ledger Awards for Excellence in Comics - Gold Medal Recipient

2018 - Children's Book Council of Australia - Notable Book

2018 Aurealis Awards - Shortlisted Aurealis Awards - Best Graphic Novel/ Illustrated Work


A stunning collection of fairy tales from around the world.  In graphic novel form, Craig Phillips brings these stories back for a new generation. 

A cobbler girl tricks the Wawel Dragon after all the king's knights fail...
The Polar Bear King loses his skin...
Momotaro, born from a peach, defies the ogres everyone else is too scared to face...
Snow White and Rose Red make friends with a bear...

From Poland to Iceland, Japan to Germany, these ten fairytales from across the globe re-told as comics will have you enthralled. Giants! Trolls! Witches! Beasts! You will encounter them all in this visual cornucopia of a book.


"My 4yo boy has loved this book from day one! It is imaginative and the pictures reflect the story and their culture." - Frosina


'Magnificent storytelling...I can't remember when I have read classic fairytales that have been presented with more life, charm, and heart than in this wonderful book.' TED NAIFEH, Eisner-Award-nominated creator of the Courtney Crumrin series


'Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts is not only a collection of terrific tales from around the world; it is also a feast for the eyes.' CAROLE WILKINSON, bestselling author of the Dragonkeeper series


"Even people who've read countless folktales will find something new and surprising in this collection, and they may discover that the stories are even stranger than they remembered." --Kirkus Reviews "The book's full-colour art is bright and majestic . . . a second artfully created compilation would be welcome." 


PAGES: 192
DIMENSIONS: 210x275x14
Publisher:A&U Children's
Imprint:A & U Children
Pub Date:April 2017
Age:8 - 12

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Kylie B.
New Zealand New Zealand
Mr 5 loves it

Our child has found a new love for graphic novels! A beautifully illustrated book with fantastic adventures shared. Highly recommend.

Catherine T.
New Zealand New Zealand
very enjoyable book read again and again

Super fun book to read with children. Fun for adults too. Great action, art and story. Thank you!

Jessica P.
New Zealand New Zealand
Fantastic Tales

This is an awesome introduction to a range of tales from cultures far and wide. Baba Yaga is who sold me on it and I'm delighted to have it on our fairy tale and folk lore shelf as it's much more accessible and engaging than the bulk of similar books. The images are stunning and simple.