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A Summary and Analysis of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Remarkable Rocket’

‘The Remarkable Rocket’ is one of the fairy tales for children written by the Irish author Oscar Wilde (1854-1900). It was published in the 1888 collection The Happy Prince and Other Tales. ‘The Remarkable Rocket’ is about a firework which is set to be let off as part of the […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-09-12 14:00:19 UTC ]
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From child gossip columnist to acclaimed author: K-Ming Chang’s search for the truth

The 24-year-old’s debut novel Bestiary gained plaudits in 2020. Now her love of fairy tales and queer literature has led to a collection of short storiesK-Ming Chang’s origins as a writer can be traced back to when she was approximately eight years old. At school in California, she would amuse... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2022-08-17 08:32:12 UTC ]
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Obituary: Jeanne Steig

Children's author and multimedia visual artist Jeanne Steig, known for her witty retellings of fairy tales and myths, most of them illustrated by her late husband, celebrated cartoonist and author William Steig, has died at 92. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Revisiting Katherine Paterson on Happy Endings in Children’s Books

In 1988, Katherine Paterson wrote in the Book Review that children need not only the happily-ever-after of fairy tales, but also “proper endings” in which “hope is a yearning, rooted in reality.” Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-11-06 10:00:04 UTC ]
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Natalie Portman’s upcoming children’s book is a collection of “gender-safe” fairy tales.

Natalie Portman knows a thing or two about fairy tales. Portman’s turn as a dancer whose life goes awry in Black Swan (2010) was, famously, a brooding take on Pyotr Tchaikovksy’s most famous ballet. Swan Lake itself was likely inspired by Russian and German folktales like Johann Karl August... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-23 16:54:30 UTC ]
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What the Literary World Gets Wrong About Accessibility

Almost two years ago, I walked through a forest and found myself thinking of fairy tales. The forest is a magical place, so perhaps this is not surprising; what was surprising at the time was the creeping realization, as I walked among the trees, of how inaccessible the forest is for those who... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-12 08:48:53 UTC ]
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In ‘Disfigured,’ a writer explores the damaging ways fairy tales shape our view of the world — and ourselves

Diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child, Amanda Leduc saw plenty of disabled characters in fairy tales, but none she wanted to identify with. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-27 13:00:00 UTC ]
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First Lines: September 2019

This month, we’ve got sex-crazed plants, island secrets, and fairy tales. To submit a first line, email [email protected] Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH Children’s acquires Vincent’s Fairy Tales for Millennials

Penguin Random House UK Children’s has bought world rights to 12 fairy tale retellings by Bruno Vincent, author of the Enid Blyton for Grown-ups series. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-05 19:08:41 UTC ]
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The Story of the Impossible Island

To read a Helen Oyeyemi novel is to willingly enter a tangled wood, where the paths wander and circle, and the way out isn’t always clear, but the scenery is full of an alarming and brilliant beauty. A one-time prodigy (the British daughter of Nigerian immigrants, she published her first novel,... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2019-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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April 2018 Audio Books: In the Studio

F. Murray Abraham heads ‘Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales,’ FBI’s James Comey wraps up reading ‘Loyalty,’ and more in this month's audio news. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Blackie pens modern myths and fairytales

September Publishing has signed mythologist and psychologist Sharon Blackie’s fictional collection of literary reworkings of myth and fairy tales. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cinderella as masochist, Red Riding Hood as trickster: new book resurrects 'troubling' fairytales

‘Deliciously cruel’ 19th century twists on favourite stories, as adapted by Baudelaire and Apollinaire, make English debut in new book, Fairy Tales for the DisillusionedFrom a masochistic, submissive version of Cinderella who is gunning for a prince with a shoe fetish to a prince who “loved in... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Walker acquires Jeffers and Winston title

The Walker Books Group has acquired a picture book written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers and artist Sam Winston.   The picture book, entitled A Child of Books, is about a little girl who sails her raft “across a sea of words” to arrive at the house of a small boy. There she invites him to... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Celebrities contribute to charity fairy tale app

Tech start-up GivingTales has developed a children’s fairy tale app with actor Roger Moore to raise money for Unicef. The app includes stories by Hans Christian Anderson read by actors such as Stephen Fry, Ewan McGregor and Joan Collins The GivingTales app launches today and is free to download... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-06-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Cabinet of Marvels

Once upon a time, a book reviewer sat down to review a book about fairy tales and had an epiphany. “I have no earthly notion how to review this book about fairy tales,” she said to the goat next to her, who was chewing a slice of parsnip. “That may well be,” said the goat. “But when this parsnip... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2014-08-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Global Publishing Leaders 2014: Kyowon

Kyowon, founded in 1985, is one of the biggest publishing companies in Korea. They produce various educational programs, picture books, fairy tales, DVD and online services. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dawkins: 'fairy tales could be beneficial'

Richard Dawkins has defended his views on fairy tales on the BBC World Service, following reports... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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25 Crowdsourced Covers For Literary Classics

Frankenstein’s monster never looked so good. A few months back, we wrote about a project called Recovering the Classics, which planned to crowdsource enticing new covers for 50 literary classics--great books like A Tale of Two Cities, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Frankenstein, and Pride and... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2013-08-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Writing Life: Chris Colfer of 'Glee' inspired by fairy tales

The television star mines childhood fascination in writing 'The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell.' When Chris Colfer was just 20, he'd already been named one of GQ magazine's men of the year, having sung and acted his way into the hearts of America as Kurt, the high-pitched, openly gay brunet... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-07-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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