A Wolf at the Door

A Wolf at the Door

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by Ellen Datlow, Tristan Ellwell
     
 

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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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481401678
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
06/24/2013
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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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A Wolf at the Door 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lots of fantasy stories, with some you've never even heard of! This retold version of fairy taleswill please your mind!!!!!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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