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Fairy Tale Bookworks for Sale

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Beauty and the Beast
An enigmatic Beauty (we see only parts of her, such as legs, eyes or buttocks) meets her Beast and eventually falls in love. This accordion-fold pop-up book with nine pops, is collaged from images and texts from women's magazines, and colour-copied on 55lb. hemp cover-stock. The same paper is used for the cover.
2000, North Bay. 9 spreads. (11 x 14″) Edition of 8. $550

Cinderella (How to Make a Statement Without Saying a Word)
This ‘90s version of the Grimms’ fairy tale is told in words and pictures appropriated from fashion magazines. See Cinderella chained to a fence or roaring away on her motorcycle. The book is colour-copied on 55lb. hemp paper, with 7 pop-ups. (See also Fairy Tales and Family Fables on the Essays page.)
1997, North Bay. 7 spreads. (14 x 11″) Edition of 10. $500
Germangoodgirls (Collaboration with Clarissa Lewis)
A tunnel book opening vertically, Germangoodgirls refers to the Grimm's fairy tale "Frau Holle", hence the feathers and snowflakes. This book is part of A Book Arts Mosaic, a portfolio of books on the theme of Canada's multiculturalism, curated by the artist for the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild. The text relates how both women grew up with the admonition to be good, and how that can be a good thing.
2005, North Bay. 7 pages. (7″ in diameter) Edition of 35. $500
Library Book
Andrew Lang is best known for his twelve Fairy Books, published between 1899 and 1910. Henry Justice Ford, greatly influenced by the painters of the Pre-Raphaelite school, provided the illustrations for all of Lang’s Fairy Books. Thanks to the North Bay and Kingston Public Libraries for copies of these books.
2004, North Bay. 4 pages. (8 1/2 x 5 1/2″) Edition of 30. $160

Many-Fur
This is Lise's re-telling of a fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, one which is not so well-known. As it involves incest, it has fallen out of modern collections for children. Unlike the other four pop-up fairy tale books, this one includes the whole text of the story. The illustrations of this pop-up book are from fashion magazines.
2005, North Bay. 6 pages. (10 1/2 x 8 1/4″) Edition of 6. $400

Once Upon a Time
Flip the pages of Once Upon a Time to create your own fairy tale—at each intersection you'll have seven choices. After studying the structure of traditional fairy tales, the artist has substituted contemporary characters and situations. The text is hand-printed in a playful mélange of colours and fabrics, and the pages are quilted.
2006, North Bay. 48 pages. (approx. 6 x 6″ when closed) Edition of 8. $1200

Sleeping Beauty
No spinning wheels in this up-dated version of the well-known story—it's a stiletto heel that puts this Beauty to sleep. Images and text are collaged from fashion magazines. The book is an accordion-fold pop-up with seven pops, colour-copied on 55lb. hemp cover-stock. The same paper is used for the cover.
2000, North Bay. 5 spreads. (10 1/2 x 8″) Edition of 8. $400

Snow White
Today's version of the tale involves toxic lipstick instead of the traditional apple, but the kinky ending is still the same. Why does that prince fall in love with a dead body? The book is an accordion-fold pop-up with seven pops, colour-copied on 55lb. hemp cover-stock. The same paper is used for the cover.
2000, North Bay. 7 spreads. (10 1/2 x 8″) Edition of 8. $450
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