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A compelling and inventive novel set in a world where science and magic are at odds, by Robin McKinley, the Newbery-winning author of The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword, as well as the classic titles Beauty, Chalice, Spindles End, Pegasus and Sunshine

 

Maggie knows somethings off about Val, her moms new husband. Val is from Oldworld, where they still use magic, and he wont have any tech in his office-shed behind the house. But—more importantly—what are the huge, horrible, jagged, jumpy shadows following him around? Magic is illegal in Newworld, which is all about science. The magic-carrying gene was disabled two generations ago, back when Maggies great-grandmother was a notable magician. But that was a long time ago.

 

Then Maggie meets Casimir, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen. Hes from Oldworld too—and hes heard of Maggies stepfather, and has a guess about Vals shadows. Maggie doesnt want to know . . . until earth-shattering events force her to depend on Val and his shadows. And perhaps on her own heritage.

 

In this dangerously unstable world, neither science nor magic has the necessary answers, but a truce between them is impossible. And although the two are supposed to be incompatible, Maggies discovering the world will need both to survive.

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A master storyteller spins two new fairy tales and retells two cherished classics--each featuring princesses and magic--in this single volume.

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Master storyteller Robin McKinley here spins two new fairy tales and retells two cherished classics. All feature princesses touched with or by magic. There is Linadel, who lives in a kingdom next to Faerieland, where princesses are stolen away on their seventeenth birthdays-and Linadel's seventeenth birthday is tomorrow. And Korah, whose brother is bewitched by the magical Golden Hind; now it is up to her to break the spell. Rana must turn to a talking frog to help save her kingdom from the evil Aliyander. And then there are the twelve princesses, enspelled to dance through the soles of their shoes every night. . . . These are tales to read with delight!

About the Author

Robin McKinley has won various awards and citations for her writing, including the Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown and a Newbery Honor for The Blue Sword. Her other books include Sunshine; the New York Times bestseller Spindle's End; two novel-length retellings of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Beauty and Rose Daughter; and a retelling of the Robin Hood legend, The Outlaws of Sherwood. She lives with her husband, the English writer Peter Dickinson.

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The stolen princess — The princess and the frog — The hunting of the hind — The twelve dancing princesses.

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mimagirl, August 26, 2006 (view all comments by mimagirl)
This collection of re-told and brand new fairy tales is a delight to the senses. The author weaves the fabric of each tale with enchantment and allurement. She creates worlds and stories in which fairies, magic, and spells abound - yet with more depth and richness than your everyday fairytale. (That is, if any fairytale can be called everyday!) This collection of tales will captivate your imagination and fill you with a feeling of satisfaction when you have finished.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780698119604
Author:
Mckinley, Robin
Publisher:
Firebird
Author:
McKinley, Robin
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Children's stories, American
Subject:
Fairty tales
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
340
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.73x5.01x.59 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12 up to AND UP

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Master storyteller Robin McKinley here spins two new fairy tales and retells two cherished classics. All feature princesses touched with or by magic. There is Linadel, who lives in a kingdom next to Faerieland, where princesses are stolen away on their seventeenth birthdays-and Linadel's seventeenth birthday is tomorrow. And Korah, whose brother is bewitched by the magical Golden Hind; now it is up to her to break the spell. Rana must turn to a talking frog to help save her kingdom from the evil Aliyander. And then there are the twelve princesses, enspelled to dance through the soles of their shoes every night. . . . These are tales to read with delight!

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