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Fierce fairytales : poems & stories to stir your soul

Author: Nikita Gill
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, September 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"Traditional fairytales are rife with cliches and gender stereotypes: beautiful, silent princesses; ugly, jealous, and bitter villainesses; girls who need rescuing; and men who take all the glory. But in this rousing new prose and poetry collection, Nikita Gill gives Once Upon a Time a much-needed modern makeover. Through her gorgeous reimagining of fairytale classics and spellbinding original tales, she dismantles  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Adaptations
Poetry
Short stories
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nikita Gill
ISBN: 9780316420747 0316420743
OCLC Number: 1050334853
Description: x, 159 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: A universal truth --
Once upon a time --
Once upon a time II --
For the cynic --
Somewhere across the univers, this intergalactic fairytale is being told --
A tale of two sisters --
The fable in thermodynamics --
The woods reincarnated --
Whispers from the wicked woods --
The miller's daughter --
Half of Rumpelstiltskin seeks redemption --
Why Tinkerbell quit anger management --
Boy lost --
Wendy --
Child's play --
The red wolf --
Cinderella's mother sends her a message from heaven --
The stepmother's tale --
Lessons in surviving long-term abuse --
Fairy godmother --
Two misunderstood stepsisters --
Trapped --
Badroulbadour --
The shoemaker's son --
Sheherazade the clever --
Wonderland villain --
The hatter --
How a hero becomes a villain --
Beauty and bravery --
Cry wolf --
Jack's fable unfalsified --
Goldilocks --
The three times you rebuilt your house-shaped heart --
Take back your fairytale --
The dragon witch's daughter --
Waking beauty --
Seven --
The evil queen --
Gretel after Hansel --
Hansel's letter to his son --
Belladonna --
The little mermaid's mother speaks to her unborn baby --
The sea witch's lament --
An older and wiser little mermaid speaks --
Lessons from the Not-So-Wicked Witch for Dorothy --
Rapunzel, Rapunzel --
Rapunzel's note left for Mother Gothel --
Baba Yaga --
Why the sun rises and sets --
Why the leaves change colour --
Why it rains --
The moon dragon --
The tale weaver --
The modern-day fairytale --
Ode to the catcaller down the street --
The girl goes after the wicked king who trapped her in the tower --
Pandora's mind --
The trolls (after Shane Koyczan) --
Difficult damsels --
Hunger: the darkest fairytale --
Vengeance born --
The art of emptiness --
The moral of your story --
The looking glass --
The giant's daughter --
Charming --
Metamorphosis --
Princess plain --
Phoenix blood --
Man up, Hercules --
Devour your monsters --
In absentia: a common curse --
Of kings and queens --
Sevengali girl (after Simon says) --
The ogre --
Mothers and daughters --
In the old days --
In the old days II --
How you save yourself --
Nothing soft about it --
Motherly advice --
Skeletons in the garden --
The shapeshifter --
What's in a name --
For all our hidden witches --
Question the fairytale --
Kiss the dread --
Four spells to keep inside your mouth --
Forest person --
The healing --
Happily ever after.
Responsibility: Nikita Gill.

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"Traditional fairytales are rife with cliches and gender stereotypes: beautiful, silent princesses; ugly, jealous, and bitter villainesses; girls who need rescuing; and men who take all the glory. But in this rousing new prose and poetry collection, Nikita Gill gives Once Upon a Time a much-needed modern makeover. Through her gorgeous reimagining of fairytale classics and spellbinding original tales, she dismantles the old-fashioned tropes that have been ingrained in our minds. In this book, gone are the docile women and male saviors. Instead, lines blur between heroes and villains. You will meet fearless princesses, a new kind of wolf lurking in the concrete jungle, and an independent Gretel who can bring down monsters on her own. Complete with beautifully hand-drawn illustrations by Gill herself, Fierce Fairytales is an empowering collection of poems and stories for a new generation."--Page 2 of cover.

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