June 26, 2006

Flipped Over Fairytales

The Outspoken Princess and the Gentle Knight is a book of short fairytales from the European tradition that include a fair number of more modern tales, including one from Tanith Lee and Jane Yolen. In these tales, the strictures of behavior are overturned and princesses rebel against their roles, the second son turns out to be a daughter, and the selkies aren't held hostage, but come and go as they please. A fun addition to the fairytale pantheon.

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