Troll's Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales
Everyone thinks they know the real story behind the villains in fairy tales?evil, no two ways about it. But the villains themselves beg to differ. In Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling?s new anthology for younger readers, you?ll hear from the Giant?s wife (?Jack and the Beanstalk?), Rumplestiltskin,... show more
Everyone thinks they know the real story behind the villains in fairy tales?evil, no two ways about it. But the villains themselves beg to differ. In Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling?s new anthology for younger readers, you?ll hear from the Giant?s wife (?Jack and the Beanstalk?), Rumplestiltskin, the oldest of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, and many more. A stellar lineup of authors, including Garth Nix, Holly Black, Neil Faiman and Nancy Farmer, makes sure that these old stories do new tricks!
Publish date: April 16th 2009
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pages no: 200
Edition language: English
This is a fantastic anthology that's based on fairytales told from the point of view of the villains. It's also great for both younger and older readers; I loved it, and got a lot out of it, although I'm older than the targeted audience. Then again, Ellen Datlow is a top-notch editor and garners...
I've been slightly p.oed even since Datlow and Windling stopped editiing thier adult collections and focused on YA collections. Now, I understand YA is hot (though most of it seems slightly silly), but still. Anyway, with this collection I think I understand why they did it or perhaps I figured ou...
I said somewhere recently that I had never given a multi-author collection of short stories anything more than three stars. Here, I will make that statement false. It's just that usually there is too much comme ci, comme ça in any given collection. But I hadn't read a Ellen Datlow/Terri Windling col...
As short story collections often are, this is a mixed bag. It's a great start on fractured fairy tales for the midgrade crowd, though.
Fairy tales and poems retold or reimagined through the eyes of the villains? I'm game. And with a cast of contributing authors that includes no less than Neil Gaiman and Kelly Link, I was certainly interested in checking out this anthology--regardless of the target demographic. Kids and kids at hear...