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There once was a young girl, who was pretty but poor. So poor she had to go barefoot. Her name was Karen and she loved to dance. When Karen becomes an orphan, her great aunt takes her in. One day on a shopping trip, she is bought a beautiful pair of red shoes. The shoes magically come to life and steer Karen down a path she never would have imagined in her wildest dreams, or nightmares. This fresh take on the Hans Christian Andersen classic “The Red Shoes” is a tale of hope, obsession and guilt, retold and lavishly illustrated by multiple-Eisner award nominated creators Metaphrog. Also included is an adaptation of Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl” and an original story, “The Glass Case”.
I can’t believe I’ve never read the two Andersen stories. I’m seriously deficient in the classics. I get the gist of the tales from this graphic novel, but I’ll still want to read the actual books someday. The Glass Case is an original and it's not bad. The artwork is ok. It’s not horrible, but I wasn’t wowed either. All-in-all it’s an enjoyable way to spend the 20 minutes or so it takes to read it.