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From The Phoenix Dance    "Listen, Phoenix," she said. "We have good news for you. Don't you want to hear it?"   "All right, all right. Yes, of course, right away. Tell me now. I can't believe the shoemaker was so kind to me. He said to come back whenever--"   "Phoenix!" Aunt Liona rapped the wooden spoon against the mixing bowl. "Listen. This is important. It's about your future."   "My future?" Phoenix asked. "About that--"   "You finished your standard schooling two months ago," Aunt Twisle interrupted. "I wish so much that you could go on to higher schooling, but you know that's beyond our means. So we must find a suitable occupation for you."   "You've just turned fourteen, the age to be apprenticed," Aunt Liona added.   "Exactly!" Phoenix cried. "That's my news! The shoemaker had a sign in his window today--apprentice wanted, inquire within. He's looking for an apprentice. I want to be his apprentice. I want to learn to make the most beautiful shoes in the kingdom!"   The room was silent.   "My darling, talented niece, apprentice to a shoemaker?" Aunt Mulgaussy asked. "Absolutely not."   "When sharks turn into lambs," said Aunt Liona.   "Never," said Aunt Twisle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374359102
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Subject:
Girls & Women
Author:
Calhoun, Dia
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Self-perception
Subject:
Health & Medicine - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Health & Daily Living - General
Publication Date:
20051011
Binding:
HC
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.58x5.84x1.00 in. .99 lbs.
Age Level:
14-UP

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Product details 288 pages Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - English 9780374359102 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Young adult literature is lousy with rewritten fairy tales, but many of them just rehash the clichés. The Phoenix Dance is one of the exceptions: an intelligent revision of a fairy tale that captivates because it alters the original in surprising ways. But this is more than a beautifully rewritten fairy tale — it is also the story of a teenage girl struggling to understand herself.

"Review" by , "The prose is straightforward, yet maintains the fairy-tale essence of the setting. Calhoun has created a strong fantasy novel, complete with a well-rounded heroine suffering from a very real illness."
"Review" by , "Calhoun follows the text with an author's note describing her own experiences with bipolar disorder and how the story developed."
"Review" by , "The compelling portrayal of Phoenix as she slowly slips from one emotional extreme to the other gives a memorable edge to the novel. An unusual and readable entry in the growing list of novels based on traditional fairy tales."
"Review" by , "This is a remarkable book, one to recommend to young people who know someone dealing with this disabling condition or who wish to deepen their understanding of it."
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