LitStack Review: The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine

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The Girls at the Kingfisher Club Genevieve Valentine Atria Books Release Date:  June 3, 2014 ISBN 978-1-4767-3908-3 “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” may not be the most well known of the Brothers Grimm’s German fairy tales.  The story of a king trying to solve the mystery of how twelve princesses of his kingdom continue to escape [….]

LitStack Review: Hero by Alethea Kontis

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Hero (The Woodcutter Sisters) Alethea Kontis Harcourt Children’s Books Release Date:  October 1, 2013 ISBN 0-5440-5677-9 Finally!  A book with a girl – well, young woman, she’s at least 16 –  who is the hero, who isn’t confused about the fact that she’s the hero.  Who doesn’t normally wear skirts and doesn’t particularly like dresses [….]

LitStack Review: Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce

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Some Kind of Fairy Tale Graham Joyce Doubleday/Anchor Publication Date:  July 2, 2013 ISBN: 978-0-385-53578-6 Yet another World Fantasy Awards – Best Novel nominee, and yet another wonderful story. Many, many folk tales, fireside stories, elder manuscripts and vestiges of ancient lore tell of the abduction of (usually) fair young maidens by the fey, by [….]

Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente

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Six-Gun Snow White Catherynne M. Valente Subterranean Press First Edition: February 28, 2013 ISBN 978-1-59606-552-9 The Brothers Grimm never saw this one coming. Author Catherynne M. Valente has taken the age old fairy tale of Snow White, infused it with images and archetypes of the Old West and threaded it with Native American folklore.  The [….]

Twisted Fairy Tales by Maura McHugh

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Twisted Fairy Tales Maura McHugh Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. First Edition: February 1, 2013 ISBN-13: 978-0764165887 —♦— If you like your fairy tales to be more aligned with the Brothers Grimm than Disney, then do I have a gorgeous, entertaining book for you.  Maura McHugh has taken twenty traditional fairy tales, some familiar and some less [….]