Kissing the Witch : Old Tales in New Skins (Paperback) - Donoghue, Emma

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A collection of thirteen interconnected stories that give old fairy tales a new twist *Author: Donoghue, Emma *Subtitle: Old Tales in New Skins *Publication Date: 1999/04/01 *Number of Pages: 228 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 8.50

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Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780064407724
SKU 30456701
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0064407721
Release Date 4/1/1999
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5L x 0.75T
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"The murkiness of desire and the necessity of finding one's way will resonate for adolescents struggling with issues of identity, sexuality, stepparents, and societal strictures. A dark jewel."
"Sophisticated and rich...readers with a taste for revisionings won't want to miss it."
"Though 'Kissing the Witch' is ostensibly for children from 12 to 17, a 12-year-old would have to be especially savvy in the ways of relations between the sexes to appreciate what is being reworked here. These fairy tales are for sophisticated readers, and not necessarily just for the chronologically young. The language is sumptuous, though, and the impulse to freedom so passionate, that an adult reader, too, will find great pleasure."
"Donoghue's magic wand is deceptively simple prose that engulfs the senses with its clarity and musicality...her magic is also powerful enough to renew that capacity for enchantment seemingly lost in childhood."
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Annotation A collection of 13 interconnected stories that are modern-day versions of such familiar fairy tales as "Beauty and the Beast", "The Goose Girl", and "Snow White". For example, in this retelling of "Cinderella" Cinderella leaves the handsome prince and runs off with her fairy godmother.
First Line Till she came it was all cold.
Editors Note Acclaimed Irish author Emma Donoghue unravels 13 familiar stories and recasts them into a collection of remarkable fairy tales. Cinderella, Beauty, Rapunzel, and others are revealed in their own beguiling narratives, voices that shimmer with wisdom and truth. Their journeys take them into a strange and delightful landscape. Using the intricate patterns and oral rhythms of traditional fairy tales, Donoghue wraps age-old characters in a dazzling new skin.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 14
Number of Pages 0240
Publisher Harper Teen

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