New books to look out for… Kate Forsyth’s Long-Lost Fairytales

If you’ve been around for a while you might know that I adore Kate Forsyth’s writing. She is one of my most favourite authors and I love the way she tells stories, whether in a traditional fairytale sort of way or by deconstructing age-old tales and myths and pulling the themes into different settings. Given this, any time she has a new book on the horizon it goes straight onto my “can’t wait list” and today I’m talking about her next release; Kate Forsyth’s Long-Lost Fairytales, which will hit shelves in the first week of April.

Here’s the blurb from the publisher’s webpage:

Fairy tales are as old as language itself.

Long, long ago, storytellers all around the world told tales of wonder both to enchant and entertain us, and also to teach us that – if we are good and kind and courageous enough – we can change the world for the better.

For this is what fairy tales do. They give us hope.

As we travel through the dark and dangerous world of the fairy tale, as we fight dragons and outwit ogres and save our sisters and brothers, we learn that we are capable of anything. And then we return to our own world with all that we have learned along the way, stronger and braver than before.

The stories in this book come from all the corners of the world. Some were told in deep time before history was recorded, and some were written not so long ago. All of them have been unjustly forgotten.

In this collection of long-lost fairy tales, author Kate Forsyth and illustrator Lorena Carrington work together to bring tales of wisdom, compassion, and courage to life for the modern-day reader.

I do have a few collections of fairytales told by Forsyth and illustrated by Carrington, and they are all just stunning, so I am extra excited to be able to add this to my shelves soon!

If you’d like to hear about more upcoming titles that book bloggers are getting excited about, pop over to Wishful Endings where Tressa hosts a weekly meme to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read.

Let me know in the comments if there’s a particular title you’re excited about at the moment!

xo Bron

Kate Forsyth’s Long-Lost Fairytales is out 4 April from New Dawn Publishing.
You can find my review of Vasilisa the Wise, a previous fairytale collection by Kate Forsyth and illustrated by Lorena Carrington here and keep up with Kate on her website here.


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