Four female mercenaries known as Boneless Mercies, weary of roaming Vorseland, ignored and forgotten until they are needed for mercy killings, decide to seek glory by going after a legendary monster in this reimagining of Beowulf.
“Set in the ocean off Japan, this retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears stars Kiniro, a mermaid, who finds a baby octopus’s breakfast, chair, and bed just right”
A retelling of the well-known tale in which a little Indian boy finally outwits the succession of tigers that want to eat him.
Spider Ananse gets Granny started dancing so he can raid her garden, but his own trick does him in.
“In the shadow of King Vaslav’s Palace was a marvelous garden, and in the middle of that garden stood a tree that grew apples of solid gold, each one as dazzling as the sun.”Someone is stealing the king’s famous golden apples, and the culprit must be found. The palace gardener spots the luminous Firebird snatching the apples in the night. The king’s two oldest sons are sent to capture it but fail. So Ivan, the youngest son, must go on the dangerous quest, befriending a gray wolf, winning both the Firebird and the heart of the beautiful Princess Helen. Saviour Pirotta’s powerful retelling of this classic folktale plumbs the heart of human fears, courage, and love.
Retold Afro-American folktales of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope.
A version of the folktale Rapunzel, set in the Caribbean.
Illustrated and told from a fresh point of view, Once Upon a Princess and a Pea opens a door to a 19th century classic with a 20th century kick. The brilliant, flamboyant illustrations set the stage for this humorous retelling in an art-deco-inspired fantasy world. In this version, the princess’s fate hinges on the importance of being true to herself. Full color.
A retelling of a classic Italian tale that predates the Grimms’ Rapunzel by nearly two hundred years features a golden-tressed young woman who uses wit and magic to outsmart the wicked ogress and wed her prince.