The Witch

The Witch

And Other Tales Re-told

Book - 2014
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Presents a collection of stories that put a modern twist on classic fairy tales, depicting characters ranging from lost children who try to find their way home to adults who confront their past misdeeds.
Publisher: New York :, Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA),, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780399170584
Branch Call Number: FICTION Thompson Jean 09/2014
Characteristics: xiv, 256 pages ;,22 cm


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ArapahoeAnnaL Nov 13, 2017

This book combines powerful writing with the resonant themes found in folklore and adds the fun of playing "name that fairy tale." These characters and their stories will stick with you.

Apr 02, 2015

I enjoyed this compilation of modernized fairytales. These are your childhood favorites all grown up and with some extra oomph! The classic roots of many were clearly recognizable, while others were more elusive and required some thoughtful investigation.

My favorite (and perhaps the one with the least dark elements in it) was the retelling of "Cinderella", which focuses on a college boy with a memory problem seeking out the girl with whom he spent a thrilling evening.

If you are looking for a fresh take on some well-known stories, or simply a taste of the unexpected, look no further.

Feb 07, 2015

This book had a really interesting, magic-free (except for one) take on eight of the classic fairy tales of childhood. If you're a fan of fairy tales with a new spin on them, I recommend you give it a go.

Dec 12, 2014

As a fairytale enthusiast, I had high hopes for another book of "modern retellings." Thompson doesn't disappoint!

This is the first entirely rewritten set of fairytales I've encountered, and it was great! Figuring out which tale was which kept me reading closely, while Thompson's personal twists on the classics kept me interested.

NOT a book for children, but a fun way to revisit these books without feeling like a kid yourself.


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Dec 12, 2014

eferry thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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