July 19, 2020

#BookReview: Metaphrog's Bluebeard by Metaphrog @AnnieBookReader

Synopsis: Award-winning duo Metaphrog transform the classic folktale into a feminist fairy tale, about the blossoming of a young child to womanhood striving for independence. Eve spends an idyllic childhood of long summer days with her sweetheart Tom, and together they dream of exploring the world. But that dream is soon shattered as she comes of age. The mysterious Bluebeard is looking for a new bride and has his sights set on Eve, and rumor has it that his former wives have all disappeared. What will Eve find in the castle beyond the enchanted forest? A forbidden chamber, a golden key and the most terrifying secret, take on a new life in this gothic graphic novel. 


Rating: ★★★★
My Review: This had a lot of adventure in it! I loved that it was a graphic novel! It really allowed the story to be depicted very well!  I think that it was a very easy read and that kids my age would enjoy this one.  I loved how how it felt like a fairytale.  It was well paced and the artwork was great!! Especially the cover I really loved that.  I am addicted to keys just like my mom.  So the key on the cover really made me want to read this one.  I want to read more of these soon!!  


Metaphrog's illustrations glow with fluorescent intensity, and the saturated imagery conveys murderous suspense.

Metaphrog offers a pastel-hewn modern take on the venerable tale that is delightfully offbeat and thrilling, with an actively heroic lead and unexpected magical menaces.

A stunning adaptation... Every page of the work is beautiful and dreamlike, rich in atmosphere for what is tantamount to a horror story.
FOREWORD REVIEWS (Book of the Day)

Reminiscent of classic children's books.

"BLUEBEARD's beating heart lay in its unsettling glow, guiding in silhouette, patiently leading to mystery's core. Haunting for young and old alike."
-NATE POWELL, National Book Award Winner of March 

"This isperfect in every way. A beautifully told tale."
-CHARLIE ADLARD, The Walking Dead

"This is wonderful."
-DENISE MINA, Conviction
"Metaphrog's books have always been charming but this one explores new territory of warmth and mystery."
-MICHEL FABER, The Crimson Petal and the White 
"Set in a dreamlike world, expertly painted with colour, texture, menace and beauty, this retelling of Bluebeard is a page-turner from the start and delivers on all fronts in the very best traditions of fairytale storytelling."
-FRANK QUITELY, All-Star Superman
"A feast for the eyes and fuel for the imagination, I devoured Metaphrog's feminist fairytale take on BLUEBEARD in one sitting. It has all the ingredients of a tale well-told." 
-PHILIP ARDAGH, children's author --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Metaphrog are John Chalmers and Sandra Marrs, award-winning graphic novelists.They have received multiple Eisner Award nominations and critical acclaim for their Louis series, and Louis – Night Salad was Highly Commended for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2011. As well as working on their own graphic novels, they have produced an array of illustrations and commissions, and travel extensively to talk about their work and the creative process at festivals, schools, libraries and museums. They are Patrons of Reading at Northfield Academy in Aberdeen and were writers in Residence at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015. Visit their website wwww.metaphrog.com --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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