By Lise Melhorn-Boe
North Bay, Canada: Transformer Press, 2005. Edition of 10.
10.5 x 8.25"; 13 pages with six pop-ups. Accordion structure. Bound in patterned cloth with fashion magazine illustration and paper title on front board. Colophon on back pastedown. Uses illustrations from fashion magazines. Text computer typeset in Lucida Calligraphy. Printed using a Xerox Colour Series 50 photocopies on Rolland Hitech acid-free 80 lb. paper.
Many-Fur (Allerleirau in German) was one of the fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm. Perrault collected a similar story known as Donkeyskin (Peau d'Ane in French.) As it involves incest, it has fallen out of modern collections for children.
Lise Melhorn-Boe: "Because it is a less-well-known fairy tale, probably because of the implied incest, I chose to actually include the entire story as the text, rather than using words and phrases from the women's magazines as I did with the other four fairy tales."