Tinder by Sally Gardner @TheSallyGardner inspired by H C Anderson’s The Tinderbox

Posted: November 27, 2013 in Secondary
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Tinder
By Sally Gardner

Tinder is inspired by the classic fairy tale, THE TINDERBOX written by Hans Christian Andersen . It involves a young soldier and of course a captive princess, 2 witches, 3 wolves and Death.
It is on my list to find a copy this week. It has amazing dark and emotive illustrations from the very talented David Roberts.(I love his illustrations in the retro fairy tales, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Little Red written by Lynn Roberts). The illustrations in Tinder tie in well with the dark themes of the story, of love and loss. Add in magic and mystery and you have the makings of a great young adult novel. Bother having to work – just let me loose in a bookshop!
I thoroughly enjoyed her novel I, Coriander and Red necklace so I am looking forward to this new one.

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