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ISBN13: 9781606996027
ISBN10: 1606996029
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is the story of an isolated, abandoned castle, and the eccentric inhabitants who bring it back to life. A fable for modern times, it is a fairy tale that's not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil — but about being a hero in your own home. The opening chapter tells the origin of the castle itself, which is abandoned by its princess in a comic twist on "Sleeping Beauty" when she rides off into the sunset with her Prince Charming. The castle becomes a refuge for misfits, outcasts, and others seeking sanctuary, playing host to a lively and colorful cast of characters that inhabits the subsequent stories, including a talking anthropomorphic horse, a mysteriously pregnant Lady on the run, and a bearded nun. Linda Medley lavishly illustrates in a classic visual style reminiscent of Arthur Rackham and William Heath Robinson. Blending elements from a variety of sources — fairy tales, folklore, nursery rhymes — Medley tells the story of the everyday lives of fantastic characters with humor, intelligence, and insight into human nature. can be read on multiple levels and can be enjoyed by readers of all ages, especially young girls.


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Linda Medley lives in Portland, OR.

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nicole d, May 26, 2014 (view all comments by nicole d)
A fun fairy tale adventure with some familiar characters told with a modern, feminist bent. A really enjoyable story (continued in vol. 2) and beautiful illustrations. Just as much fun for adults as kids.
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Medley, Linda
Fantagraphics Books
Yolen, Jane
Graphic Novels - Fantasy
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