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GAIMAN, NEIL
Smoke and Mirrors

A collection of short fiction, including a couple of fairy tales.

indexed under: Snow White, Three Billy Goats Gruff
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GRUBER, MICHAEL
The Witch’s Boy

Primarily the story of Lump, a boy raised by a witch & treated cruelly by humans , whose destiny is to fulfill the Rumpelstiltskin tale.  More interesting is the passing re-configuration of many other tales, told as stories within the story, including Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Hansel & Gretel, Rapunzel, Bluebeard, and Jack and the Beanstalk.  This is fiction aimed at children, probably aged around 9 upwards.  As an adult it didn’t grip me, but I thought it might have worked better as a collection of re-told tales (without the broader framework).  I found some of the versions that were re-told in passing to be very interesting variations but in most cases too short to stand alone.

indexed under: multiple tales, Bluebeard, Hansel & Gretel, Jack & the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White
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