The second story in a funny, deliciously dark, three-part series of twisted classics, written in verse by award-winning poet Joseph Coelho. Joining the family business, animal-lover Bryony proves to be an extraordinary taxidermist, whose tender fingers create displays which comfort, educate and astound.
But when Byronyâ€™s proud father boasts of her skill, who should come calling but the secretive King of all Mythica.
Locking her away, he gives her three horrible tasks â€¦ three impossible tasks!
Itâ€™s only then that a strange, sinister creature emerges from the shadows of the castle, offering Bryony a helping handâ€¦ But at what cost?Frankenstein meets Rumpelstiltkin in this expertly-stitched story about a powerful king, a girl unafraid to stand up for her beliefs, and a monstrous little creature with magic â€“ and greed â€“ in his bones.
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