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review 2018-04-07 16:19
The Little Red Wolf
The Little Red Wolf - Amélie Fléchais,Andrea Colvin

I immediately fell for The Little Red Wolf because of the beautiful artwork. It is a real pleasure for the eyes, and I especially liked the colouring. It was done great.

However, I had not expected to find such a cute story to accompany it. It was just wonderful. A young wolf is sent out to his grandmother to bring her a rabbit, for she is too old to hunt herself. While his mother warned him to stay on the path since there are dangerous humans around, the world is so fascinating the young wolf soon forgets all warnings.

Most certainly recommended!

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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review 2018-03-27 15:55
The Lost Path - Amélie Fléchais

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

I just had to have this one as I loved the author’s first book: The Little Red Wolf. Sadly, in the end I can tell that this wasn’t my kind of book, and that I also wish I hadn’t requested it. :(

The story starts off pretty well, about a forest, a cursed forest. About a couple who live there, about how the woman saw what the forest really was and tried to run, only to…. But then the story of the kids start, and well… I lost my interest there.

Not only because of the absurd, weird, WTF did just happen story, but also because the characters just annoyed me to no end. Especially the little brother who brought them all in this poopy mess because of how he acted and what he did. This is not the first time I have seen this trope (I would call it that) happen, and I would rather see it disappear entirely. Or maybe at least have the brother show remorse, instead of just blatantly go through with life like he didn’t just do a crappy thing. :

It also doesn’t help that the art is switching between black/white and colour all the time. Pick one, but seeing it switch over all the time didn’t help for me. I am sure it serves some greater meaning and it was meant for something, but I didn’t see anything.

As I said earlier, the story was just over the top weird. Sometimes absurd or weirdness works, but in this one I just was scratching my head and wondering if it would get any weirder (hint: Yes it does).

The ending was pretty decent, I am happy for the guys.

The art style (either black/white or colour) was pretty decent, sure, it was also a bit weird (it reminded me of Ghibli at times).

But yeah, all in all, I had expectations and hopes and I didn’t see them get fulfilled. :(

Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/

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review 2018-01-20 15:12
Review: The Lost Path
The Lost Path - Amélie Fléchais

Categories: Children's Fantasy, Children's Graphic Novel

 

I picked up an ARC of this, because I enjoyed "The Little Red Wolf" (with some reservations for some kiddos), and liked the art.

Amelie Flechais is obviously a very talented artist. The cover for this one is gorgeous.  The story, while not particularly original for a Children's story, sounds full of promise and potential for both interesting and imaginative story-telling and artwork.  Kids lost in spooky woods also happens to be one of my favorite Children's story tropes.

 



Unfortunately this one just didn't work for me.  The story, three boys taking a short-cut through the woods and getting lost, running into strange creatures and a few perils, lacked cohesiveness and coherent flow.  I found it confusing, muddled and disjointed.

Things happen, and but aren't really fleshed out, then the story moves on.  Leaving the reader to try to guess what's going on and try to fill in narrative gaps to try to make some logical sense of this story.

It also has a mix of both colored pictures and black and white pictures, which is a bit disappointing and gives this an unfinished look.  I'm sure that was an intentional choice, but I think it would have been better to go with all color, or all, or mostly, black and white.

 

 

Some of the art I really liked:

 

 

Some of it I really didn't:

 



Overall I found this a disappointment, but I will certainly give this author and talented artist another look if another book is forthcoming.

I received a free, expiring, copy from Netgalley.

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review 2017-09-12 01:45
The Little Red Wolf by Amelie Flechais
The Little Red Wolf - Amélie Fléchais,Andrea Colvin

Genre:  Drama / Fairy Tale / Retelling / Animals / Horror / France


Year Published: 2017


Year Read:  8/9/2017 

Publisher: Lion Forge

Source: eARC (NetGalley)

 

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I would like to thank NetGalley and Lion Forge for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Introduction: 

Now, I have been reading fairy tale retellings for many years and I had read retellings of stories like “Cinderella,” “The Three Little Pigs,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” So, imagine my surprise and delight in seeing this new retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood” from NetGalley called “The Little Red Wolf” by Amélie Fléchais and I just had to pick this book up! After I read this book, I have to say that this was one of the most creative and heartbreaking retellings of “Little Red Riding Hood” I had ever read!

What is this story about? 

The story starts off with a family of wolves living in the roots of a tree and the smallest wolf in the family was called Little Red Wolf because he would wear a red cape all the time. One day, Little Red Wolf’s mother wanted him to take a nice plump rabbit to his grandmother, since his grandmother cannot hunt anymore due to her losing her teeth. But just before Little Red Wolf made his journey to his grandmother’s house, his mother warned him about a human hunter and his daughter and that he should stay away from them at all costs. As Little Red Wolf journeyed through the forest, he began to feel hungry and he started eating the rabbit that he was supposed to give to his grandmother piece by piece. When Little Red Wolf ate all of the rabbit, he began to cry since he was supposed to give that rabbit to his grandmother and he had no idea how he will get another rabbit to give to his grandmother. It was then that a little girl came up to Little Red Wolf and said that she could give him a rabbit if he followed her to her home.

Will this girl help Little Red Wolf get another rabbit for his grandmother or does she have some kind of malicious agenda for Little Red Wolf?

Read this book to find out!
 


What I loved about this story: 

Amélie Fléchais’ writing: Wow! Just…wow! I never would have thought that I would ever read a “Little Red Riding Hood” retelling told from the wolf’s perspective (even though I had read a parody book of the “Three Little Pigs” told from the wolf’s perspective called “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs”). Amélie Fléchais has done a fantastic job at retelling the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” story from the wolf’s point of view as the wolf presented here is shown as being more sympathetic than the hunter and the young girl compared to the original story and that is what made this such a unique and creative read for me! I like the fact that the wolf here is presented as a young cub who does not know about the dangers of being around a hunter and is actually innocent of any wrongdoing in this story (well, except for accidentally eating all of the rabbit he was supposed to give to his grandmother). I also loved the mysterious and intense atmosphere that Amélie Fléchais provided in this story as I was sitting on the edge of my seat trying to see if any horrible disaster will befall Little Red Wolf and how he would be able to handle himself (or who would help him out) if he got into such a scary and dangerous situation.

Amélie Fléchais’ artwork: Amélie Fléchais’ artwork is probably the highlight of this book as all the images are drawn in watercolor paintings, which makes the imagery so gorgeous to look at. I also loved the haunting feel that Amélie Fléchais shows in the artwork as the illustrations are mostly in dark colors and it gives the story a mysterious and eerie feel, especially during the scenes where Little Red Wolf gets lost in the forest. But, probably my most favorite image in this book was the image of Little Red Wolf himself as he is drawn in an extremely adorable manner as he has large puppy dog eyes and a small cute nose that really brings out his innocent and adorable nature.

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What made me feel uncomfortable about this story: 

For anyone who does not like scary moments in graphic novels or novels in general, there are some intense scenes in this book that might scare younger readers, such as Little Red Wolf getting lost in the forest and the danger of possibly encountering the huntsman and his daughter. 
Also, I felt that the ending was a bit too abrupt and I wished that more was explained about the revelation at the end, rather than just stopping the story as soon as the revelation was being made. All this just made me want to have a sequel to this story so that way, the ending would be made clearer to me than it is now and so that way we can have a more broader expansion on the characters themselves.

Final Thoughts: 

Overall, “The Little Red Wolf” is one retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood” that you should definitely check out, especially if you enjoy hearing classic fairy tales being told from a different perspective! I would recommend this book to children ages six and up since the imagery might scare smaller children.

Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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