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ISBN13: 9780143124795
ISBN10: 014312479x
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Disney meets Lena Dunham in this illustrated humor book featuring your favorite fairy-tale characters dating and finding their way in 21st-century America

 

The Ugly Duckling still feels gross compared to everyone else, but now shes got Instagram, and theres this one filter that makes her look awesome. Cinderella swaps her glass slippers for Crocs. The Tortoise and the Hare Facebook stalk each other. Goldilocks goes gluten free. And Peter Pan finally has to grow up and get a job, or at least start paying rent.

 

Here are more than one hundred fairy tales, illustrated and re-imagined for today. Instead of fairy godmothers, theres Siri. And rather than big bad wolves, there are creepy dudes on OkCupid. In our brave new world of social networking, YouTube, and texting, fairy tales can once again lead us to “happily ever after”—and have us laughing all the way.

 

Review:

"Popular blogger Manley updates the adventures of revered fairy tale characters, turning them into self-involved, Internet-addicted, hipster Millenials in short story fragments and clever illustrations. Sleeping Beauty is re-imagined as a wine-soaked depressive and Cinderella explores her artistic side. Ever the freeloader, Goldilocks steals her friends' French fries before asking, '‘Wait, does this have gluten in it?'' Little Red Riding Hood laments her bad luck with men including the wolves on OkCupid and a blind date with James Franco. An alienated Little Mermaid applies to grad school where she is depicted reading a book titled 'Post-Colonialism and the Gendered Fin.' She goes on to start a nonprofit 'to fight for the rights of mercitizens.' Pinnocchio's nose outs him in a series of lies to his professor, potential employer, and the police, before he finally funnels his deceit into a safer outlet — his own Wikipedia page. Chicken Little learns therapeutic 'coping strategies' for her crippling chronic anxiety. These stories highlight Manley's satirical wit, but also his heart. Readers will cheer on these familiar protagonists through their crises and quandaries, and probably relate more than they might like to admit. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Disney meets Lena Dunham in this illustrated humor book featuring your favorite fairy-tale characters dating and finding their way in 21st-century America

What happens when Peter Pan finally has to get a job? Or Rapunzel gets a buzz cut? When The Ugly Duckling discovers Instagram filters, can she give herself a makeover? What if Goldilocks went gluten-free? Or if Jack and Jill ran up their iPhone bill? Or Snow White had seven Facebook stalkers?

Here are more than one hundred fairy tales, illustrated and re-imagined for today. Instead of fairy godmothers, theres Siri. And rather than big bad wolves, there are creepy dudes on OkCupid. In our brave new world of social networking, YouTube, and texting, fairy tales can once again lead us to “happily ever after”—and have us laughing all the way.

About the Author

Tim Manley is a writer and illustrator and the creator of the blog Fairy Tales for Twenty-Somethings. He has won the Moth StorySLAM, taught high school English at New York City's School of the Future, and served as a mentor with the PEN American Center's Prison Writing Program. Born in 1985 on Long Island, he lives in Queens, New York.

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The Lost Entwife, November 19, 2013 (view all comments by The Lost Entwife)
Alice in tumblr-Land was interesting. It was laugh-out-loud funny in parts and really, really sad in parts, but only because I couldn't believe what we, as a society, look like when put into perspective. This book was quick to read, filled with great illustrations, and did not leave any Disney, fairy-tale, or children's story untouched. It placed each character into a situation that worked for them (at times, ignoring the end of the story in order to get them there) and poked fun at the current society in a way that was both painful and funny at the same time.

I think my favorite character's story was that of The Ugly Duckling. We are introduced first to The Ugly Duckling through a simple, short paragraph that talks about how she hated how she looked until she found an Instagram filter that suited her. I literally laughed out loud and, in particular, looked forward to each installment of her story. Tim Manley also touches on sexting (Beauty and the Beast), social media addiction (Peter Pan), Sexual Identity (Mulan), and more.

While Alice in tumblr-Land may not be a book filled with deep insights or a poignant message, it is something that would be worth having on a coffee table. I would imagine that it would be a great conversation starter at gatherings, or even as a way to give some perspective on how busy and filled with interesting changes that our lives have become. I don't think it's a fairy-tale book that would be acceptable to read to children, by any means, but mature teenagers and adults are more than capable of fully enjoying and appreciating the tongue-in-cheek humor of Tim Manley evidenced in this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143124795
Author:
Manley, Tim
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Parodies
Subject:
HUMOR / Parodies
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illustrations throughout
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Popular blogger Manley updates the adventures of revered fairy tale characters, turning them into self-involved, Internet-addicted, hipster Millenials in short story fragments and clever illustrations. Sleeping Beauty is re-imagined as a wine-soaked depressive and Cinderella explores her artistic side. Ever the freeloader, Goldilocks steals her friends' French fries before asking, '‘Wait, does this have gluten in it?'' Little Red Riding Hood laments her bad luck with men including the wolves on OkCupid and a blind date with James Franco. An alienated Little Mermaid applies to grad school where she is depicted reading a book titled 'Post-Colonialism and the Gendered Fin.' She goes on to start a nonprofit 'to fight for the rights of mercitizens.' Pinnocchio's nose outs him in a series of lies to his professor, potential employer, and the police, before he finally funnels his deceit into a safer outlet — his own Wikipedia page. Chicken Little learns therapeutic 'coping strategies' for her crippling chronic anxiety. These stories highlight Manley's satirical wit, but also his heart. Readers will cheer on these familiar protagonists through their crises and quandaries, and probably relate more than they might like to admit. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Disney meets Lena Dunham in this illustrated humor book featuring your favorite fairy-tale characters dating and finding their way in 21st-century America

What happens when Peter Pan finally has to get a job? Or Rapunzel gets a buzz cut? When The Ugly Duckling discovers Instagram filters, can she give herself a makeover? What if Goldilocks went gluten-free? Or if Jack and Jill ran up their iPhone bill? Or Snow White had seven Facebook stalkers?

Here are more than one hundred fairy tales, illustrated and re-imagined for today. Instead of fairy godmothers, theres Siri. And rather than big bad wolves, there are creepy dudes on OkCupid. In our brave new world of social networking, YouTube, and texting, fairy tales can once again lead us to “happily ever after”—and have us laughing all the way.

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