I not a big reader of graphic novels and generally haven't explored this genre of books as much as I would like so I was so thrilled to have come across absolute treasure thanks so NetGalley!
Tamamo the Fox Maiden and Other Asian Stories is what I found out to be from an epic graphic novel series called Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales. A series that looks to have made a comeback this year with folklores and fairytales re-imagined through vibrant comics for children.
Beautifully diverse and dynamic, this collection is packed full of lesser-known myths and legends from Tibet, India, Indonesia, and beyond, each told by a different author and illustrator. Some richly traditional, others with a contemporary twist, these 21 stories have been creatively revitalised through a new, fresh lens perfect for middle grade children.
Easy to understand and unexpectedly funny, readers will get lost in worlds of vengeful spirits, flying ogres, helpful teapots, ghost pepper ghosts, and trickster tigers whilst learning some important messages along the way.
I eagerly raced through each story and then immediately re-read the collection again, this time fully admiring the beautifully intricate and unique black and white illustrations. I'll definitely be reading The Girl Who Married a Skull and Other African Stories and all the other books to come from this brilliant series!