White as Milk, Red as Blood
The Forgotten Fairy Tales of Franz Xaver von Schönwerth
By Franz Xaver von Schönwerth
Illustrated by Willow Dawson
Foreword by Philip Pullman
Translated by Shelley Tanaka
“Ferocious. And funny, and moving, and delightful ... illustrated with wonderful freedom and zestful inventiveness.” PHILIP PULLMAN from the Foreword
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In stores April 24, 2018
Typeset pages can be seen here.
The Wolves (left)
In a fit of jealousy over a villager celebrating the birth of twins, a countess claims it’s impossible to have more than one child by one man at a time. Eventually, she births septuplets and throws them to the wolves. It is unclear, however, whether she loves them but is ashamed of herself for her jealousy and ignorant views or is horrified and wishes them dead. Whether she intends for the wolves to eat them or to raise them. The count discovers the children and has them raised elsewhere, calling them The Wolves.
Art Direction by Jennifer Lum