LitStack Review: ‘Boy, Snow, Bird’ by Helen Oyeyemi

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Boy, Snow, Bird Helen Oyeyemi Riverhead Books Release Date:  March 6, 2014 ISBN 978-1-59463-139-9 They’re names.  In case you’ve looked at the title of Helen Oyeyemi’s newest novel and wondered what the heck those three words might have in common, they are proper names of three of the main characters.  Yes, “Boy” is a name.  [….]

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 [….]

Books That Put a Spin on Classic Fairy Tales

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There seems to be an influx of fairy tales being subverted. From television shows like Once Upon a Time and films like Mirror, Mirror, to contemporary twists on classic fairy tales, what was once old, is now new again. We’ve pulled together a list of some of the most unique interpretations of fairy tales in [….]