What if our favorite fairy tales recounted a few aspects of the stories incorrectly? Maybe they omitted key characters, misinterpreted events, falsely placed blame, or even told the wrong ending. Sarah Deckard explores these possibilities in Tapestry of Tales: Classic Fairy Tales Retold. Here she has cleverly woven the fabric of nine traditional fairly tales with new elements to create eleven unique stories, which range from the humorous to the suspenseful. Within these pages, the reader will discover the perspectives of an qevilq stepmother being used as a scapegoat, a well meaning witch whose fear drives her to isolate her daughter in a tower, and a dwarf vilified for wanting a baby. One will meet characters such as a prince who, like countless others, becomes entangled in Sleeping Beauty's thorns, the corrupt brother of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, and the Little Mermaid's other princely suitor. In this collection, endings can be ironically amusing or foreboding. Princes and princesses end up happily together or apart, unhappily together or apart, and just sometimes no one ever comes along. Thought provoking yet touched with classical enchantment, this book offers readers a chance to rediscover their favorite fairy tales with new eyes. Not a children's book. For ages 16 and up.In this collection, endings can be ironically amusing or foreboding. Princes and princesses end up happily together or apart, unhappily together or apart, and just sometimes no one ever comes along.
|Title||:||Shedding the Light|
|Publisher||:||AuthorHouse - 2008-06-18|