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How to fracture a fairy tale

Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Tachyon Publications, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Fantasy icon Jane Yolen (The Devil's Arithmetic, Briar Rose, Sister Emily's Lightship) is adored by generations of readers of all ages. Now she triumphantly returns with this inspired gathering of fractured fairy tales and legends. Yolen breaks open the classics to reveal their crystalline secrets: a philosophical bridge that misses its troll, a spinner of straw as a falsely accused moneylender, the villainous wolf  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Yolen, Jane
How to Fracture a Fairy Tale
La Vergne : Tachyon Publications,c2018
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Yolen
ISBN: 9781616963071 1616963077
OCLC Number: 1056070239
Notes: "Introduction by Marissa Meyer"--from cover.
Awards: Winner of Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award 2018 (United States)
Nominated for Locus Award 2019 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (181 p.)
Contents: How to fracture a fairy tale --
Snow in summer --
The bridge's complaint --
The moon ribbon --
Godmother Death --
Happy dens, or A day in the old wolves' home --
GRanny Rumple --
One ox, two ox, three ox, and the dragon king --
Brother hart --
Sun/Flight --
Slipping sideways through eternity --
The foxwife --
The faery flag --
One old man, with seals --
Sleeping ugly --
The undine --
Great-grandfather Dragon's tale --
Green plague --
The unicorn and the pool --
The golden balls --
Sister Death --
Sule skerry --
Once a good man --
Allerleirauh --
The Gwynhfar --
Cinder elephant --
Mama gone --
The woman who loved a bear --
Wresting with angels --
How I fractured these stories: notes and poems.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Jane Yolen.

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"Yolen breaks open ... [classic fairy tales and legends] to reveal their crystalline secrets: a philosophical bridge that misses its troll, a spinner of straw as a falsely accused moneylender, the  Read more...

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