Diamonds and Toads: Classic Fairytales for a New Generation
Diamonds and Toads: Classic Fairytales for a New Generation of Boys and Girls. Collated by Jo Paterson.
From the original writings of The Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Andersen, Perrault and other master storytellers, this re-envisioned collection of 18 of our favourite fairy tales challenges outdated gender stereotypes and creates diverse new tales for every girl and boy - regardless of gender, skin colour or sexual orientation.
In Diamonds and Toads, a brave princess fights her way through a forest of thorns to place a kiss on the sleeping Briar Rose. The Frog Prince's curse is ultimately undone by another prince who learns not to judge by outward appearances. And a young woman proves she is more than capable of using her wits to save her betrothed as the gender roles are reversed in Jorinda and Joringel.
Richly illustrated by some of New Zealand's best loved illustrators and artists, this treasury is sure to become a favourite for a new generation of readers.