2019 · Blog Tour · Book review

The Silver Moon Storybook by Elaine Gunn (@Elaine_Gunn) #LoveBooksGroupTour

Today I have the pleasure of sharing my review for The Silver Moon Storybook by Elaine Gunn as part of the blog tour. My thanks as always go to Kelly of Love Books Group Tours and the author for the copy of the book.

About the book

The Silver Moon Storybook is Elaine’s first published work, a collection of modern fairy tales that weaves contemporary, progressive values and messages into seven magical stories. 

What darkness lies in the past of a little witch, cursed into the shape of a giant?

 

As the silver moon rises, who will save a magical unicorn, imprisoned in the castle of a tyrant, or befriend an enormous clown who roams the world alone? Can a humble weaver find the courage to face a terrible monster?  And what will be the fate of a powerful mermaid, at war with the world above her ocean? Join them and other enchanting characters in these haunting tales of illusion, discovery and love.

 

An exquisitely illustrated bedtime story for young readers (and perhaps some not so young), The Silver Moon Storybook weaves progressive and modern themes into touching fables full of the magic and shadows of traditional fairy tales.

The Silver Moon Storybook is available to purchase from – Here

 

My thoughts

First thing I have to say about this book is, it’s absolutely gorgeous. I know you should never judge a book by its cover but honestly it’s just stunning you can’t help it.

On opening up the book I was delighted to see attached a ribbon book mark, it’s a lovely touch and when I had a flick through I saw at the back of the book there’s a few lined pages for notes which I think is a great idea.

The Silver Moon Storybook has 7 different stories inside and my intention was to read one each night but I ended up reading them all in one go. I became quite absorbed in the stories, each one with a strong female character. It’s very unlike the traditional fairytales where the females are weak and need a man to save them and I found the stories quite empowering.

I think possibly my favourite of the seven stories would be The Unicorn although I really did love them all. I won’t tell you anything about it though as I don’t want to spoil it for anyone.

Filled with stunning illustrations by Megan MacPhie the reader is encouraged to colour in the pages but I’m not sure I could, I’d be scared I spoiled the beautiful pictures.

I’m really looking forward to reading these special stories to my daughter when she’s older, although I think anyone of any age would enjoy them I don’t think at 11 months she would appreciate them quite the same.

I’d definitely recommend grabbing a copy of this book and even if it’s not your thing it would make a beautiful present for someone.

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About the author

Elaine Gunn has been writing more or less constantly since she first picked up a pencil in primary school. Years of unpublished literary genius languish in handwritten journals, high school English portfolios, corporate banking reports and various awful pitch documents full of impeccably-written digital marketing jargon. Her first published work, The Silver Moon Storybook, is a collection of feminist fairy tales, written as an antidote to the passive princess culture that she became horribly aware of when her children started watching telly. Elaine is also a reiki practitioner and Dr. Hauschka esthetician; you can check out her website at http://somethinglovely.scot/

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