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Oing to gobble him up alive So she starts ff the story as innocent Red Riding Hood but by the time it was finished she had become the wolf An interesting take Sinai and Zion on the story To be continuedThe fourth story was Faith and was The Pied Piper I didn t like it nearly as much the previous three becausef the strong religious vertones The story revolved around a priest and the church he was in charge f and his misgivings relating to a land agent who was taking most f the town s children away to begin a new settlement I don t really know the story f The Pied Piper but this didn t end with the Piper as the bad guy as I would have imagined it would The children weren t killed by the Piper it was a band f brigands who slaughtered them and took all the supplies they had been carrying with them to the new settlement To be continued32 The fifth story was clearly Goldilocks and the Three Bears from the title Three nwards I didn t find it particularly interesting It read a bit like a family drama in which nothing much happened The mother leaves Iniquity one night after having had enoughf the father We then spend some pages learning about each f the three bears the children she left behind It becomes clear ver a slightly disastrous Thanksgiving dinner that the father wants the mother to come back although he hadn t made any effort to reason with her prior to this disastrous dinner Each f the children make an attempt to draw h An imaginative and entertaining re telling f fairy tales giving them a modern day setting while staying true to the Annual Report of the Officers of the Town of Holderness, N. H: Year Ending January 31, 1937 (Classic Reprint) outlinef the tale itself A few I did not recognize but the first s a re telling Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture: A Plant Design Sourcebook of Hansel and Greta using a sited and br Fairy tales carry us back to a primordial kindf attention the attention we gave the world when everything was for the first time We accept the irrational elements f fairy tales and its enchantments in the same way we acknowledge that parts f Livin' de Life our minds are unconscious unknown and unknowable to us and yet very much there extant real true significantIn a 2012 lecture Jack Zipes said that fairy tales are examplesf what he calls childism He suggests that there are terrible aspects to the tales which among The Amazing Dreams of Andrew Latter other things have conditioned children to accept mistreatment and even abuse Which may help explain my affinity for the title story and why it resonated so much with me As a boy I can remember numerous times when my brother and I were left alone in a parked car whileur father was away visiting a new house in some new neighborhood always cycling back around by the end Culture is the Body: The Theatre Writings of Tadashi Suzuki of the week however and then comingut hours later and simply leaving No explanation was ever given as to why we were there Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of Mind or what he was doing therer why we weren t allowed in with him although we speculated wildly at times as to the reason for The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta our visits much like Jo and Kerry whose father neglects them daily by leaving them in the car alone for hours while he spends his days in a bar Years later it was revealed he was simply going door to door trying to get pain medication to feed his addiction an addiction he still struggles with today It s a wonder we survivedur childhood at all now that I reflect n itAccording to the most reductive notion f how archetypes work the stories in The Witch are what fairy tales are really about they convert the tales figurative fancies into literal fact Candy is really a warning f the perils that adult male sexuality poses for young girls The Curse asserts the impossibility f protecting ur children from the world s dangersThe psychologist Bruno Bettelheim in his 1976 book The Uses f Enchantment The Meaning and Importance f Fairy Tales argued that the recurring motifs f the form particularly the wicked stepmother Dicmatized 2: Bitter Sweet Revenge offer children a symbolic language with which to understand the confusing and sometimes frighteningly mercurial worldf adult behavior Although Mother is most Martian Science Fiction: Scifi Novellas Set on Mars often the all giving protector she can change into the cruel stepmother if she is so evil as to deny the youngster something he wants In the fairy tale world the dramasf the psyche are externalized and the contrasting sides f a single person become literally two different entities loving Grandma and the predatory wolf dressed in her clothesThe moralizing strain in the Victorian era however altered a lot f these classical fairy tales Which ended up weakening their usefulness for both children and adults as ways Saving Charmaine: A Heaton Family Friends Series Book of symbolically resolving issuesIn a uote from his childrens novella Coraline Neil Gaiman said that Fairy tales are than true not because they tell us that dragons exist but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten People children especially need to know that none is coming to save them not their fathers not the police and certainly not their gods and stories like these show them that the worst really is possible It also shows them that ccasionally the world can be made better but it s up to them to make it happen 255 ST. Gruesome way possible In this captivating new collection critically acclaimed author Jean Thompson takes the classic fairy tale and brings it into the modern age with stories that capture the magic and horror in everyday life The downtrodden prevail appearances deceive and humility and virtue triumph in The Witch as lost childr.

I received an advance copy f this book from NetgalleycomI love Fairy Tales and re telling f fairy tales too These 8 stories were so different in writing I had to check that it was not a compilation by different authors Too many f the following stories I was surprised when all The Deadline of a sudden I had to look to see that was the ending Was that IT I liked the Hansel and Gretel DCFS angle in the first storyThen I was a bit confused at times just what tale somef the stories was a re telling fThe last story the best f them all It did leave me with a better feeling about the whole book The Author s note was a very good Ready to Restore: The Layman's Guide to Christian Counseling one and I was all set for a book that I was going to enjoy than I ultimately did If I had 3 wishes The stories would have had a clear link to the fairy tale it was referring toThe stories would have hadf an ending the Ready to Restore old fairy taler fable moral f the storyThe last story would have I am a complete and total sucker for a re told fairy tale so it s probably not surprising that I enjoyed this collection Even without the fairy tale connection the stories stand n their Shieldmaiden Book 1: Quest for the Jewel own I would usually start a story asking myself what it was basedn then get so immersed in the writing that I forgot to wonder about it until the end This review and Traficada: Diário de uma Escrava Sexual (Portuguese Edition) others postedver at my blog I m just going to give a few random thoughts Encounter at Buff Ledge: A UFO Case History on each storyThe Witch A taken Hansel and Gretel Absentee parents but sort Carte touristique : Corse Sud : Ajaccio - Bonifacio of by accident and a foster mother I enjoyed this a lot and I liked the daughter s POV and thepen ended endingInamorata I looked up the definition and it means a person s female lover This is a Cinderella story where the prince has a mental disorderdisability and Cinderella is deaf It s Regarde, c'est maman ! oddly cuteCandy Hmmm Thisne was The Bricklayer open ended too and didn t work for me I wasn t sure what message I was supposed to get It s a talef reputation and cybersex and making your wn termsFaith A Pied Piper tale from ye lde times darkThree Mehh This didn t pan Vinny: Victory Over Drugs, Death, and Degradation out for me I don t even know if I can sum it up A son s thoughtsn his mother s abandoning the familyThe Curse This The Occult Detector (The Semi Dual Stories Book 1) one was rough and could be triggering to some notverly graphic but does reference rape The horrifying part f this story is how set in reality it is It s a curse you can certainly understand someone making What goes around may come around to than just yourselfYour Secret s Safe With Me A man s latest wife gets the best f him This Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West one was long and the end was frantic and dream like I enjoyed itPrince This story was unexpectedly touching and the last few lines punched me right in the feels Not going to lie I totally cried A great end to the story a touch melancholy but still hopefulIf Thompson wants to write collections with the same feel slightly magical somewhat morbid contemporary magical realismy I ll be than happy to buy and read them This was just what I needed when I was in a slumpI highly recommend this if you re looking for A contemporary shorts collection with just a touchf magic Some female driven fiction Stories that will creep you Eating Thin for Life: Food Secrets Recipes from People Who Have Lost Weight Kept It Off out make you mad and maybe even make you cry SPOILERS22 This is a bookf short stories fairy tales retold into realistic the first ne was at least stories f modern life As each story is individual I will review them individuallyThe first story was The Witch and it was a retelling We, the People of Hansel and Gretel with the witch played by anld woman who takes in foster kids The children are Jo and Kerry whose father neglects them daily by leaving them in the car alone for hours while he spends his days in a bar They try to find their way home but end up getting picked up by the DCFS Department Single of ChildrenFamily Services who place them with the witch while they try to work thingsut with the children s fatherI thought this was a very intelligent way f telling the Hansel and Gretel story with a realistic spin n it This kind f thing happens all the time if you believe what SVU tells you children removed from their family home because the parents are deemed to be unfit they re placed in a foster home but are mistreated by their new family even worse than before To be continuedThe second story was Inamorata a retelling f Cinderella from the guy s point f view The riginal story f Cinderella is complicated here by the fact that the prince has permanent brain damage from a car accident when he was a child that has left him with random memory blackouts Every so ften he will suddenly lose time and find himself in a different location Showa, 1939-1944: A History of Japan or situation than where he wasnly moments before The story follows his attempts to find the girl who left her shoe behind and left him feeling inordinately happy for reasons he can t remember To be continuedThe third story was Candy and I believe it was Red Riding Hood It didn t really bear that much similarity to the The Book Of The Superiority Of Dogs Over Many Of Those Who Wear Clothes original tale except that in a couplef scenes she was n her way to Grandma s house and the final words f the story were that she was Great fairy tales are not always stories designed for children The lurking wolf in Little Red Riding Hood the gingerbread house that lures Hansel and Gretel the beauty asleep in her castle these fables represent some f ur deepest most primeval fears and satisfy Making Women Pay our longing for good to winut ver evil preferably in the most.

ARSA collection with intrigue but holds a title that is its ultimate downfallJean Thompson is an amazing author Her stories leap ff f the page which make them a fast read They hold all the darkness and moral weight f fairy tales but also delve into the darkness The Jesuit of human nature The author s note is an important key to really enjoying this work It is an enlightening explanationf why it is written the way it is Although fasted paced it lacks some With Bound Hands of the magic that makes it memorableThompson describes her work as a loosely based fairy tale retelling There should definitely be an emphasisn loosely based It s so loose the story falls ff the page Although I was in rapture at the plot I realized about halfway through that I had no clue what fairy tales these were based ff You Can Beat the Odds of Only two made it clear The rest were a mystery to me Granted I m a little shabby in my fairy tale knowledge I felt excluded not knowing embarrassed almost Thompson is a partf a deeper fairy tale club that I wasn t invited to It created a rift between the knowledge f the reader and that f the writer Keep in mind also that there absolutely no magical elements in this collection I half expected this to be a magical realism collection but the majority Stripes of All Types of stories are contemporary All excluding The Prince which has a talking dog I feel like that s really what was missing from the story Perhaps magic elements would have given it theomph it needed a twist to make it a bit alluringThe stories were very immersive and interesting but I honestly feel like the blurb is very misleading It s not necessarily the author s fault but I found that it did take away most f my enjoyment as a whole This collection is mainly character focused If that appeals to you then definitely give this collection a try If it s the fantasy element you re searching for it s best to look elsewhere This book is composed f eight short stories which were inspired by fairy tales Some f the stories I was able to recognize the fairy tale and thers I m still not sure about I was very excited to read this since I love fairytale retellings and I thought that it would be an easy read since it was split up into short stories However I never really fell in love with any Baltimore Catechism No. 2 of these storiesI thought that the stories were very well written and wereriginal I could tell the author truly enjoyed fairy tales and tried to stay true to the dark and eeriness Mic manual de campanie electorală of theriginal tales but also gave them a modern twist All The Big Book of Maker Skills: Tools Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects of the tales are set in modern day settings which made them relatable which made it fun My favorite story was actually the lastne f the book called Prince It s about a girl whole is mentally ill who meets a dog and they uickly become friends the dog even talks to her I liked this ne the best because I felt it was the most happy One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones of the stories It gave the book some closure and left itn a positive noteHowever for the most part I didn t enjoy this book It was too dark and brutally honest for me I know that may seem like a stupid reason not to like a book but it left me in a bad mood every time I put it down I understand that these were meant to be dark Just Joking on purpose but sometimes it just crossed a personal linef what I feel comfortable reading such as rape I also felt like some f the stories just dropped ff and didn t have an actual ending which was a little frustrating The stories themselves are already pretty vague Times of Trouble (A Time Travel Anthology) on details so to not have a definitive ending just added to vaguenessOverall while I didn t enjoy these stories myself I did think it was fun trying to figureut which fairy tale was which And I think that there are people who will enjoy this book it was very well written and already has some positive reviews BENAAMI on Goodreads I just feel like this book was not for me personally and it s not for those who are sensitive to dark depressing tales I gave it 2ut ut 5 stars because while I didn t enjoy it it was very well written and was a creative take n the talesIf you liked this check ut my blog for book reviews These were great short stories that most f them I had heard The Real Bluebeard: The Life of Gilles de Rais of before Some had a different spin to them andthers were brand new to me I enjoyed these some better than Stay on Your Toes, Maggie Adams! othersbviously But all in all still a great book f shorts Who doesn t love fairytale retellings It amazes me how many times the human mind can come up with different sides f the same story and retell it differently Maybe this was my problem with The Witch Other Tales Re Told Having my mind set Night Train To Cherbourg: A Joszef Kiraly: Gentleman, Vampire Mystery on fairytale retellings I was expected to see some sortf resemblance but after I finished yet another disappointing story I wanted to break my Kindle How many stories you say I heard there were eight I barely finished the first three Yup I physically could not make myself read any After every ending all my face said was wtfHope this helps to some people I m still trying to figure Disowned out what Candy was basedn and what was the point Comptia Security+ Sy0-301 Exam Cram of the story. En try to find their way home adults cursed by past unspeakable acts are fated to experience theirwn horror in the present and true love Marco Polo: A Photographer's Journey or is it enchantment conuers all The Witch and Other Tales Re Told is a haunting and deeply entertaining collection showcasing the inimitable Thompson at the heightf her storytelling prowe.

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Jean Thompson is a New York Times bestselling author and her new novel The Humanity Project will be published by Blue Rider Press on April 23 2013Thompson is also the author of the novel The Year We Left Home the acclaimed short fiction collections Do Not Deny Me and Throw Like a Girl as well as the novel City Boy; the short story collection Who Do You Love and she is a 1999 National Boo