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Sweatdrop Studios presents you with a collection of tales adapted from stories well-loved and time-tested. Contained within these pages you'll find fables from near and far; some will shock, some will surprise and some will make you smile. Sweatdrop's artists have scoured the globe for stories that have inspired and touched them in some way, and we hope that they'll do the ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 27th 2010 by Sweatdrop Studios (first published May 24th 2010)
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Claire-Rose
May 13, 2015 Claire-Rose rated it liked it
This was certianly an enjoyable collection of short stories. And they were very short, so much so that sometimes I felt they were lackig s little depth, but maybe that is the point as I think most of the tales were aimed at a younger reader.

The art styles differed greatly from one story to the next (of course, becsuse each is by a different artist). I obviously liked some styles and stories more than others but it was interesting to see all of them together.

There were some truly humorous moment
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Soobie's heartbroken
Overall, it was a good short story collection. The art was very different from one chapter to the other, but all stories have the same rushed feeling. With some more pages, some of the stories could have been way better.

Alenuška e Ivanuška by Svetlana Čmakova:
Fantastic art and good story. It's probably the best of all contribution to this anthology.

The Three Sisters and Their Glass Hearts by Emma Vieceli:
The story was very good, the art was OK. Maybe this story suffers because it comes right
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Susan
Dec 19, 2012 Susan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, manga
This is something I picked up ages ago on a whim from my local manga shop. It is in the non-traditional style (read from left to right, as one reads Western books), and is not one story but incredible retellings of eight fairy tales. I have read it countless times since I got it.

"Alenushka and Ivanushka" is a Russian folktale, here adapted by Svetlana Chmakova. It is captured beautifully by the aesthetically pleasing art and page layout. In the story, Alenushka and her young brother, Ivanushka,
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Kimmy
Nov 09, 2013 Kimmy rated it liked it
A solid collection of a variety of art styles and story types, all retelling famous folk tales by combing manga-style art layouts with interspersed short American-style or European-style comic narrative language. The majority were wonderfully fun to read, others were rather mundane and mediocrely illustrated. My older daughter and I read them aloud together and had a great giggle, a few tears (for me), and a few bored "hmms."

Several were laugh-out-loud funny (the shock value and strong simple a
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Louise
May 06, 2014 Louise rated it liked it
Nice light read, finished in one hour! Various folklore stories with meaning to some and downright funny with others.
Worth a read.
Katherine Avey
Jun 18, 2013 Katherine Avey rated it it was amazing
love this book! so many enchanting traditional stories, told in the unique manga style of the sweatdrop studios artists. even my sister liked it and she's not even into manga!
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