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Silver Birch, Blood Moon Paperback – March 1, 1999
"Allie and Bea" by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Humor and heart move the fast-paced journey of an unlikely pair coming together to form a family of their own in this touching story from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde. | Learn more
Nancy Kress retells "The Emperor's New Clothes" with a delightful twist in "Clad in Gossamer"; Harvey Jacobs unleashes laughter with "The Vanishing Virgin," starring an untalented magician, his lovely but frozen assistant, and "a balding, sullen rabbit" called Pooper; Michael Cadnum and Nalo Hopkinson present equally pointed but distinctly different takes on the story of two sisters spelled to speak according to their natures in "Toad Rich" and "Precious"; Wendy Wheeler reworks "Beauty and the Beast" using Caribbean colors in "Skin So Green and Fine"; and Richard William Asplund blends the Arabian genie with the wonder-working rabbi of Hasidic legends to create "The Dybbuk in the Bottle."
The stories here are less gruesome than in the previous collections, and both sexes claim heroic as well as villainous characters. So enter imagination's marketplace, and watch the storytellers at work. It's amazing what they can do with a bit of old legend. --Nona Vero
From the Author
- Publisher : Avon Books; 1st edition (March 1, 1999)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0380786222
- ISBN-13 : 978-0380786220
- Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 1 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,005,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I think my favorite was the Rumplestiltskin remake as the miller's daughter was able to see beyond the surface and the Rumplestiltskin character wasn't an evil little gnome while the handsome young king was a jerk and stupidly cruel. There were a couple of stories I had a hard time getting into and a couple I didn't care much for, but mostly they were at least interesting and some were almost enough to make you cry happy tears
Top reviews from other countries
Many of the stories are by authors prominent in the field of fantasy and the rest aren't well known (at least to me) but what they all have is a range of new, entertaining ideas, some quirky, some amusing and some with unexpected twists.
There's no horror or shivers here but there's much to set you thinking and very nearly every yarn is enjoyable but beware - if you enjoy this book you may well feel you have to read the other five.
Finally, one regret: I should have read the stories on which these are based before I started!
Ps. Wonderful cover artwork