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Fairest of all retold fairy tales

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine Seems like everyone is rewriting fairy tales these days, but Levine’s Fairest has to be one of the best out there. Fairest gives us an ugly Snow White. Her name is Aza, and sure enough, she’s white … Continue reading

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A literary Peter Pan: review of Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson This book totally surprised me. I was skeptical of the idea of a Peter Pan re-telling from Tiger Lily’s perspective, narrated by none other than Tinker Bell. So weird. And I’ve never been a … Continue reading

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Stardust and my new author-hero Neil Gaiman

Stardust by Neil Gaiman As many of you know, I have a new author-hero: Neil Gaiman. I’ve started to read everything he’s ever written. OK so I’m only on the fourth book, but I do intend to keep reading until … Continue reading

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Fantastic Fairy Tale: Opal by Kristina Wojtaszek

Opal  by Kristina Wojtaszek This is the story of an owl who is changed into a girl when her mother dies— which seems almost the reverse of your usual fairy tale when the changing happens the other way. In Opal, … Continue reading

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Fantastic Recommends: Cinder

Cinder by Marissa Meyer Cinder has a problem with her foot. It’s the wrong size. Not her shoe, her foot. Because Cinder is a cyborg. Intriguing twist on Cinderella huh? Fairy tales seem to be made to be re-told and … Continue reading

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Odd and the genius of Neil Gaiman

Odd and The Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman This is a story for kids and for adults, in typical Gaiman style. Odd is a twelve-year-old Norse boy with a twisted foot, a terrible step-dad, and an annoyingly constant smile. One … Continue reading

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Book v. Movie and Howl’s Moving Castle

In the ongoing battle over which is better: the book or the movie, I’m usually on the book side. However, Howl’s Moving Castle is a special case: the book is fantastic and so is the movie—but they are almost completely … Continue reading

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