Synopses & Reviews
Just as fairy-tale magic can transform a loved one into a swan, the contributors to this book have transformed traditional fairy tales and legends into stories that are completely original, yet still tantalizingly familiar.
In this book you will find:
- a Rapunzel whose most confining prison is her loneliness
- a contemporary rendering of the Green Man myth
- two different versions of Red Riding Hood
- a tale that grew out of a Celtic folk song
- Sleeping Beauty's experience of her enchantment
- two works inspired by the Arabian Nights
- and more
In the follow-up to A Wolf at the Door,
thirteen renowned authors come together with a selection of new and surprising adaptations of the fairy tales we think we know so well. These fresh takes on classic tales will show you sides of each story you never dreamed of.
"Neil Gaiman makes us think about Scheharazade. Will Shetterly questions where that 'handy woodsman' really comes from to save Little Red Riding Hood....Rapunzel frees herself, and Sleeping Beauty actually wakes up regularly and secretly gets things done. Great for writing classes and discussion." Booklist
"There's something for everyone in this anthology, which proves once again the immense flexibility of traditional tales in the hands of gifted storytellers." School Library Journal
Authors include: Bruce Coville, Gregory Frost, Neil Gaiman, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Kathe Koja, Tanith Lee, Lois Metzger, Christopher Rowe, Will Shetterly, Midori Snyder, Katherine Vaz, Jane Yolen, and Pat York.
Offering a selection of new and surprising adaptations of classic fairy tales, this collection includes works by such notable children's book and fantasy authors as Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, and Jane Yolen.
About the Author
Ellen Datlow has edited and coedited many anthologies, including A Wolf at the Door; the Snow White, Blood Red adult fairy-tale series; and The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror annual volumes (all with Terri Windling). She has won six World Fantasy Awards, a Hugo Award, and a Bram Stoker Award for her editing. She lives in Manhattan's Greenwich Village with two demanding but terrific calico cats. Her favorite fairy tale is "The Goose Girl" and she always felt sorry that Falada lost her head. Visit her Web site at www.datlow.com.