A Wolf at the Door: and Other Retold Fairy Tales
These are not your mother's fairy tales...Did you ever wonder how the dwarves felt after Snow White ditched them for the prince? Do you sometimes wish Cinderella hadn't been so helpless and petite? Are you ready to hear the Giant's point of view on Jack and his beanstalk? Then this is the book... show more
These are not your mother's fairy tales...Did you ever wonder how the dwarves felt after Snow White ditched them for the prince? Do you sometimes wish Cinderella hadn't been so helpless and petite? Are you ready to hear the Giant's point of view on Jack and his beanstalk? Then this is the book for you. Thirteen award-winning fantasy and science fiction writers offer up their versions of these classic fairy tales as well as other favorites, including The Ugly Duckling, Ali Baba, Hansel and Gretel, and more. Some of the stories are funny, some are strange, and others are dark and disturbing -- but each offers something as unexpected as a wolf at the door.
Publish date: March 20th 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
Series: Retold Fairy Tales for Younger Readers (#1)
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleI love retellings, especially fairy tale retellings. I have a whole shelf on Goodreads dedicated to retellings and parodies. However, this one was kind of a let down. With big names like Neil Gaiman, Nancy Farmer, and Gregory Maguire, I thought I was i...
My partner loves anthologies. All kinds of anthologies and she is always trying to get me to read them. I finally got around to reading A Wolf at the Door and I adored it! Getting to read fairy-tale retellings written by Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, Garth Nix, and so much more was a complete delight. My...
When I selected this for the club, I knew it was aimed at a younger audience, but I was impressed by the author line up and assumed they'd have great offerings for young readers. Retelling fairy tales is such a great opportunity to get really creative. Unfortunately, I found the exact opposite to be...
I admit, if this hadn't been a book club read, I probably wouldn't have picked it up on my own, and the reasons are threefold. First, even though I've been known to enjoy stories involving re-imagined fairy tales, it's not my preferred subject. Second, I'm not normally drawn to children's or middle ...
This really was not the book for me even Neil Gaiman couldn't change that. It's not terribly written for the most part, but there just wasn't anything magical about it for me.
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