How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen audiobook

How to Fracture a Fairy Tale

By Jane Yolen
Introduction by Marissa Meyer
Read by various narrators

Blackstone Publishing 9781616963064
9.60 Hours 1
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Fantasy icon Jane Yolen 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 adjusting poorly to retirement. Each of these offerings features a new author note and original poem, illuminating tales that are old, new, and brilliantly refined.

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Summary

Summary

Fantasy icon Jane Yolen 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 adjusting poorly to retirement. Each of these offerings features a new author note and original poem, illuminating tales that are old, new, and brilliantly refined.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A master storyteller at her best. I’ve been a fan of Jane Yolen and fractured fairy tales for years and this collection doesn’t disappoint.” Chanda Hahn, New York Times bestselling author
“Fans will be delighted with the story notes and poems that cap off [Yolen’s] fantastic collection of fairy-tale retellings and fractured legends.” Booklist

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Reviews

by Odin 9/18/2019
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Good time listening to short stories.

For those who enjoy listening to a collection of short stories, this book written by Jane Yolen, is full of both bizarre and just plain quirky renderings by narrators that are obviously having a good time. With writers such as Grimm, Andersen and Perrault to choose from, few stones are left idlein this unusual array of literature turned upside down.

Author

Author Bio: Jane Yolen

Author Bio: Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. She has written over three hundred books, including Owl Moon and The Devil’s Arithmetic. She splits her time between Massachusetts and Scotland.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 9.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English