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Kissing the Witch Old Tales in New Skins (Paperback)

Author:  Emma Donoghue
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0064407721
ISBN-13: 9780064407724
Sku: 30456701
Publish Date: 4/1/1999
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5L x 0.75T
Pages:  240
Age Range:  18 to UP
Till she came it was all cold. (from the first line)
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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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.
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.


Kirkus Reviews
"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." 02/01/1997

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Sophisticated and rich...readers with a taste for revisionings won't want to miss it." - Deborah Stevenson April 1997

New York Times Book Review
"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." - Jen Nessel 09/28/1997

San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
"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." - Katherine V. Forrest 11/02/1997

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   14
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0240
Product attributePublisher:   Harper Teen
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