This is a collection of short stories in one graphic novel. All of the stories are period pieces, and they evoke a historical elegance. They also exhibit the playfulness of fairy tales gone disastrously sour, making these the ideal tales for reading around a campfire. Each one is beautifully written and illustrated by Emily Carroll, an artist/author who has an excellent understanding of what is scary, and what makes readers uncomfortable. If you do happen to read this book, I would strongly recommend reading her other comics on her website, which are all equally as frightening.