How to fracture a fairy tale

Published 2018
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"Yolen breaks open ... [classic fairy tales and legends] to reveal their crystalline secrets: a philosophical bridge that misses its troll, a spinner of straw as a falsely accused moneylender, the villainous wolf adjusting poorly to retirement. Each of these offerings features a new author note and original poem, illuminating tales that are old, new, and ... refined"--Provided by publisher.

First edition.
304 pages ; 22 cm
Other Title:
Fracture a fairy tale
Introduction / by Marissa Meyer
"How to fracture a fairy tale" / by Jane Yolen
Snow in summer
The bridge's complaint
The moon ribbon
Godmother death
Happy dens or A day in the old wolves' home
Granny rumple
One ox, two ox, three ox, and the dragon king
Brother Hart
Slipping sideways through eternity
The foxwife
The faery flag
One old man, with seals
Sleeping ungly
The undine
Great-grandfather dragon's tale
Green plague
The unicorn and the pool
The golden balls
Sister Death
Sule Skerry
Once a good man
The Gwynhfar
Cinder Elephant
Mama gone
The woman who loved a bear
Wrestling with angels.
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