Fairy tales are often strange and surprising, and this anthology of fairy and folk tale comics only proves there’s a fairy tale for everyone, every style, and every lesson. What’s wackier than a prince who thinks he’s a rooster? Or a demure egg-obsessed couple who determine if all the king’s horses and all the king’s men can’t do it, they very well can. Inviting a crowd of some of the most famous names in comics illustration, Maus author Art Spiegelman and his editor wife Francoise Mouly gather together tales from all over the world. Some cautionary, some hilarious, some just silly, all the tales are vividly illustrated in distinct styles, and the larger format of the book makes everything just a little bit grander. Not only that, there’s a board game hidden in the book’s endpapers.

Little Lit: Folklore and Fairy Tale Funnies
ISBN: 0060286245
Edited by Art Speigelman and Francoise Mouly
RAW Junior Book, Harper Collins, 2000

  • Robin B.

    | She/Her Teen Librarian, Public Library of Brookline

    Editor in Chief

    Robin E. Brenner is Teen Librarian at the Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts. She has chaired the American Library Association Great Graphic Novels for Teens Selection List Committee, the Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee, and served on the Michael L. Printz Award Committee. She is currently the President of the Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table for ALA. She was a judge for the 2007 Eisner awards, helped judge the Boston Globe Horn Book Awards in 2011, and contributes to the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. She regularly gives lectures and workshops on graphic novels, manga, and anime at comics conventions including New York and San Diego Comic-Con and at the American Library Association’s conferences. Her guide, Understanding Manga and Anime (Libraries Unlimited, 2007), was nominated for a 2008 Eisner Award.

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