May 2019


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Gingerbread: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594634659
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2019


Like in her previous novels, Helen Oyeyemi takes a traditional fairytale and spins it on it's head. Gingerbread is a brilliant take on "Hansel and Gretel" and other famed tales, cleverly blending race, working class rights, and feminism with magical realism.



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Circe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316556347
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018


The value of this book – barely a year old – is already so well established that one feels almost superfluous recommending it. And yet in addition to the cinematic storytelling, the breathtaking power of her writing, the incredible solidity of her mythic figures, and the author’s formidable voice, one drifts through this book with the sense of being privy to a serene wisdom, its effects too enduring not to seek to share. Amidst eternity, quiet as the dawning sun, rising with steady and peaceful assurance, the book’s central question rings out: for what will we risk our hearts?



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The Afterward Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735231894
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - February 19th, 2019


Kalanthe and Olsa were on an epic adventure a year ago. They fell in love and came back heroes. But now, Kalanthe, an apprentice knight, needs to marry to pay off her debts, and Olsa isn't rich enough to qualify. Olsa is one of the most recognized people in the kingdoms, which makes her work as a thief frustratingly difficult. Told half in flashbacks and half in the more complicated post-adventure present, this story is a fascinating exploration of the question so many high fantasy novels ignore: what comes next?


Fearsome Giant, Fearless Child

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Fearsome Giant, Fearless Child: A Worldwide Jack and the Beanstalk Story (Worldwide Stories) Cover Image
By Paul Fleischman, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250151773
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - April 23rd, 2019


The tale of Jack and the Beanstalk told from different cultural traditions in one complete narrative. Beautiful!


The Language of Thorns

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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Cover Image
By Leigh Bardugo, Sara Kipin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250122520
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Published: Imprint - September 26th, 2017


This collection of fairytales includes both clever retellings and entirely new stories that still feel wonderfully familiar. The accompanying illustrations are beautiful, and feel as much a part of the stories as the words do. I wanted to read this over and over.



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