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They had me at Philip Pullman. That would have been enough, but there's more. So much more. Fairy tale retellings! Hell to the freaking yeah! Fairy tale retellings are seriously some of my very favorite things to read. I am also super encouraged by the fact that this is being published by Viking Adult, both because Viking does a lot of great stuff and because if it's for adults that means the stories will probably be creepy like the originals. Of course, I enjoy the retellings for kids, but I also appreciate the sheer brutality of the original fairy tales, where one of the sweet put-upon heroines might think the best way to celebrate her wedding is to have her bird friends pluck out her stepsisters' eyes as they walk down the aisle. Yeah. Bring it on, Philip Pullman!
Author: Philip Pullman
Expected Publication Date: November 8, 2012
Publisher: Viking Adult
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Two hundred years ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children’s and Household Tales. Now, at a veritable fairy-tale moment—witness the popular television shows Grimm and Once Upon a Time and this year’s two movie adaptations of “Snow White”—Philip Pullman, one of the most popular authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.
From much-loved stories like “Cinderella” and “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Rapunzel” and “Hansel and Gretel” to lesser-known treasures like “Briar-Rose,” “Thousandfurs,” and “The Girl with No Hands,” Pullman retells his fifty favorites, paying homage to the tales that inspired his unique creative vision—and that continue to cast their spell on the Western imagination.