The Sigh by Marjane Satrapi is a tale for all ages. It is a fully illustrated fairy tale for both children and adults.
Here is the scoop:
The Sigh follows Rose, one of three daughters of a rich merchant who always brings gifts for his girls from the market. One day Rose asks for the seed of a blue bean, but her father fails to find one for her. She lets out a sigh in resignation, and her sigh attracts the Sigh, a mysterious being that brings the seed she desired to the merchant. But every debt has to be paid, and every gift has a price, and the Sigh returns a year later to take the merchant’s daughter to a secret and distant palace.
I have to say, I couldn’t wait to find out what happens in the end. At first I was a bit unsure of what exactly a “fairy tale” for all ages would be, I guess I have just been introduced to one. I was engaged and learned a valuable life lesson in the process. For me, it is a story about relationships and I’m dying to tell you the end line, but won’t. The short story, hardcover book would be a great addition to any library collection.
You can purchase it here through Amazon or from your local bookstore or comic book shop.
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