A Wolf at the Door

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Did you ever wonder what happened to the seven dwarfs after Snow White ditched them, or what life was like for the giant in "Jack and the Beanstalk?" Can you imagine a wicked stepsister who really gets what she deserves, and a Cinderella who isn't dainty, but actually rather plump? Then this is the book for you.
All the fairy tales you've heard over and over again are revisted here, made new by award-winning fantasy and science fiction authors: Garth Nix tells a twisted new ...

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A Wolf at the Door: and Other Retold Fairy Tales

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Overview

Did you ever wonder what happened to the seven dwarfs after Snow White ditched them, or what life was like for the giant in "Jack and the Beanstalk?" Can you imagine a wicked stepsister who really gets what she deserves, and a Cinderella who isn't dainty, but actually rather plump? Then this is the book for you.
All the fairy tales you've heard over and over again are revisted here, made new by award-winning fantasy and science fiction authors: Garth Nix tells a twisted new version of "Hansel and Gretel," Nancy Farmer shows us what life was like for the princess's magical horse, Gregory Maguire provides a side of the seven dwarfs you've never seen, and Neil Gaiman lays out the "Instructions" that fairy tales should have taught you. In all, thirteen new stories are born from old fairy tales, some disturbing and dark, others strange and funny, but each offering something original and unexpected — and as surprising as a wolf at the door.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781481401678
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 6/24/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 690,071
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Datlow has edited and coedited many anthologies, including Snow White, Blood Red (with Terri Windling) and The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror annual volumes (also with Terri Windling). She has won five World Fantasy Awards for her editing. Ellen lives in Manhattan's Greenwich Village with two demanding but terrific calico cats. Her favorite fairy tale is "The Goose Girl," but she always felt sorry that Falada lost her head (and she is so glad that in Nancy Farmer's version she doesn't).

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

The Months of Manhattan

Delia Sherman

Cinder Elephant

Jane Yolen

Instructions

Neil Gaiman

Mrs. Big: "Jack and the Beanstalk" Retold

Michael Cadnum

Falada: The Goose Girl's Horse

Nancy Farmer

A Wolf at the Door

Tanith Lee

Ali Baba and the Forty Aliens

Janeen Webb

Swans

Kelly Link

The Kingdom of Melting Glances

Katherine Vaz

Hansel's Eyes

Garth Nix

Becoming Charise

Kathe Koja

The Seven Stage a Comeback

Gregory Maguire

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Patricia A. McKillip

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2003

    A colorful fantasy!!!!!

    Lots of fantasy stories, with some you've never even heard of! This retold version of fairy taleswill please your mind!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2002

    What a scary story! :)

    The book I read was about a family who loved wolves. One day a wolf stood by their door. The wolf would not leave their porch because, they fed him. People who read this book will love it just as much as I did. I'm not gonna tell you the ending because,it will ruin the story. When you read this book you will love the characters. Will you love my book more than any other book? I willrecamend this to any body who into scary stories.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2002

    bad good book

    this book is ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????/find out

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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