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From the Stories of Old: A Collection of Fairy Tale Retellings

Heather Hayden

In this international collection, new life is given to fairy tales, both classic and obscure.

Mythical creatures put the fairy in Fairy Tale. Mermaids, selkies, and ocean guardians experience the best and worst of humanity; sisters encounter an unusually friendly bear; a brave bride meets a silly goose; and a spinner of gold sets the record straight.

Urban fantasies modernize classics: a Frenchman learns the truth about magic, his past, and his girlfriend; a girl sets out to find love but receives a curse; and today's naughty list makes Old Saint Nick not-so-jolly.

New worlds bring a fresh sense of wonder! In the future, a young woman fights for her people and herself; a bastard son finds acceptance in a world ruled by women; and a farmer's wits win the heart of a frosty king.

Discover unexpected twists on old favorites, and fall in love with new tales and worlds to explore!

Book Details

  • Publisher: Rowanwood Publishing, LLC
  • Publish Date: Dec 7th, 2016
  • Pages: 382
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.25in - 0.85in - 0.96lb
  • EAN: 9781943171200
  • Recommended age: 15-18
  • Categories: Fairy Tales & Folklore - Adaptations
Praise for this book

"There is something for everyone in this eclectic mix of fairytale retellings. From rural to urban, ancient to modern, dark humour to bittersweet edges, it's a unique collection." -Goodreads reviewer

"From the Stories of Old is one of the best Fairy Tale anthologies I've read. Each story was fabulously written, touching my heart and leaving a lasting impression." -Goodreads reviewer