Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales

Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales

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by Paula Guran
     
 

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  • Eighteen extraordinary authors devise all-new fairy tales: imaginative reinterpretations of the familiar, evocative new myths, speculations beyond the traditional realm of “once upon a time.” Often dark, occasionally humorous, always enthralling, these stories find a certain Puss in a near-future
    New York, an empress bargaining with a dragon

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  • Eighteen extraordinary authors devise all-new fairy tales: imaginative reinterpretations of the familiar, evocative new myths, speculations beyond the traditional realm of “once upon a time.” Often dark, occasionally humorous, always enthralling, these stories find a certain Puss in a near-future
    New York, an empress bargaining with a dragon, a princess turned into a raven, a king’s dancing daughters with powerful secrets, great heroism, terrible villainy, sparks of mischief, and a great deal more. Brilliant dreams and dazzling nightmares with meaning for today and tomorrow...

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Publishers Weekly
09/09/2013
Despite the subtitle, Guran (The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons) has actually filled this anthology with adaptations of familiar tales. The stories include urban fantasy (“Warrior Dreams” by Cinda Williams Chima, with grindylows in Lake Erie), near-future science fiction (Caitlín R. Kiernan’s “The Road of Needles,” which adapts “Little Red Riding Hood”), and more traditional retellings (Tanith Lee’s “Below the Sun Beneath,” an adaptation of the Grimms’ “The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes”). A few outstanding works give new perspectives on their progenitor stories (“The Spinning Wheel’s Tale” by Jane Yolen), the fairy-tale genre (“The Coin of Heart’s Desire” by Yoon Ha Lee, one of the few non-European stories), or both (“Eat Me, Drink Me, Love Me” by Christopher Barzak, an adaptation of Christina Rossetti’s long poem “Goblin Market”). Many of the stories require familiarity with the originals, but the abundance of European sources means that shouldn’t be a problem for Western readers. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607014041
Publisher:
Prime Books LLC
Publication date:
10/02/2013
Edition description:
Mature Readers (ages 16 and up)
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,180,332
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I hated it worest book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!