Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday: Bitter Greens

There’s nothing like a Wednesday for thinking about the books we want to read! My Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday post is linking up with two fabulous book memes, Wishlist Wednesday (hosted by… 385 more words

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Review: "Red Riding Hood" by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright

Movie novelizations have always been an excellent way to see the rough draft of any film’s screenplay prior to editing.  Deleted scenes, unused material, and an inside look at the characters and storyline as well as the plot’s settings and main scenes are all grounded reasons for “previewing” a movie’s content before or after actually watching it in action onscreen.   356 more words

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Review: "The King of the Hermits and Other Stories" by Jack Sendak

The last notable storybook of modern fairy tales is The King of the Hermits and Other Stories by Jack Sendak. Very hard to find, this compilation has only three short stories, each unattached to any precursor in the fairy tale genre.

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Review: "Dragon, Dragon and Other Tales" by John Gardner

John Gardner’s Dragon, Dragon and Other Tales promotes four fairy tales in total, but only two of them have any vague references to well known stories like  687 more words

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Review: "Princess Hynchatti and Some Other Surprises" by Tanith Lee

Princess Hynchatti and Some Other Surprises by Tanith Lee is yet another volume of modern fairy tales that is rarely discovered on bookshelves.  Although published during the 1970s, it is quite shameful that these twelve tales about princesses and princes have been ignored for so long, especially when such humorous narratives always bring up the important question of what makes a story a fairy tale.   759 more words

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Review: "Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf" by Catherine Storr

Polly is a girl living in modern times, and she thinks very logically for her age.  Being aware of fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood… 486 more words

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Review: "The Practical Princess and Other Liberating Fairy Tales" by Jay Williams

What is the purpose behind fairy tales?  Do they just relate romantic fantasies that every woman dreams about and heroism every man half-heartedly aspires to, or are they clever scrutinies of reality with all their caustic examples of human nature?   735 more words

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