Two Fearsome Fairy Tales from France

Author Adèle Geras

Illustrator Fiona McDonald

Publisher Christmas Press Picture Books

Genre Fairy tales


Retelling of the gothic masterpieces, Bluebeard and Beauty and the Beast. Fairy tales explain the world to us.


Beautiful retelling of the French fairy tales, Beauty and the Beast (one of my favourites) and Bluebeard (which still scares me).

‘The clever alliteration in the title and the striking front cover illustration both lead the way into a fascinating journey through two stories that have a touch of gothic creepiness about them. The language is fluent and vividly descriptive with storytelling skill which propels the stories forward with suspense and mystery towards a satisfying conclusion.’ Reading Time, The Children’s Book Council of Australia

Retold by Adèle Geras and illustrated by Fiona McDonald

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