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The finest stories of this popular pioneer of urban fantasy and creator of the mythical city of Newford have been chosen by the authorand his fansand gathered in this extraordinary collection. Asked to suggest their own favorite stories for inclusion, de Lint’s fans have been instrumental in creating a treasury that will spark the imaginations of readers of all ages. These are retold fairy tales and new modern myths that thoroughly redefine the boundaries of magic.
Between these pages are all manner of enchanted characters in unusual places: playful Crow Girls who sneak into the homes of their sleeping neighbors, a graffiti artist who risks his life to expose a deadly conspiracy, and an unrepentant trickster who throws one last party to reveal a lost folkloric tradition.
At turns unexpected, whimsical, dark, and mystical, this is an essential compendium of timeless tales to be revisited as often as the heart desires.
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About the Author
Charles de Lint is the best-selling author of more than seventy adult, YA, and children’s books, including Moonheart , The Onion Girl , Widdershins , Medicine Road , and Under My Skin . He is the recipient of the World Fantasy, YALSA, Crawford, and Aurora awards. De Lint is a poet, songwriter, performer, and folklorist, and he writes a book review column for Fantasy & Science Fiction .
Table of Contents
A Wish Named Arnold
And the Rafters Were Ringing
Held Safe by Moonlight and Vines
In the House of My Enemy
In the Pines
In Which We Meet Jilly Coppercorn
Into the Gree
Laughter in the Leaves
Many Worlds Are Born Tonight
Merlin Dreams in the Mondream Wood
Mr. Truepenny’s Book Emporium and Gallery
Old Man Crow
That Was Radio Clash
The Badger in the Bag
The Conjure Man
The Fields Beyond the Fields
The Graceless Child
The Moon Is Drowning While I Sleep
The Stone Drum
We Are Dead Together
Winter Was Hard
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