Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Fairy Tale Giveaway Blog Hop

The has spoken and it spoke the number "6" - that is Darlene from Darlene's Book Nook :-)

So, Darlene, I'll be expecting you to read the book and write a review and publish it somewhere and leave me a link to your blog in this blog. Preferably also this blog entry. :-)

But because there's only 16 of you, I'm going to send a little something to each and everyone of you :-)
I was a bit sad about the fact that most people wanted the new and shiny giveaways from other blogs, and so few of you wanted what I have to give. So all of you are extra precious to me, so I will send all of you a little something. (It fits in an ordinary letter.)

Send me your address to ketutar at yahoo dot com, and I will send you snail mail :-)

(Now, I said to Darlene, that if she can wait for her book for two more months, I can put on "mischievous baby animals", as the Swedish post office publishes such stamps, but I was wrong, they give those out in August... and that long I don't think you want to wait... but apparently there should be these. Those are stamps illustrated by a fashion illustrator Lovisa Burfitt, on the theme "write letters". Two of those on each envelope, what do you say about that?  So - if you have any preferences...? Let me know.)

"Twice Upon a Time" is a collection of re-tellings of fairy tales, edited by Denise Little and cover art by Yvonne Gilbert.

The stories included are
Spinning a yarn, by Jody Lynn Nye (Rumpelstiltskin)
How I came to marry a herpetologist, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Diamonds and Toads)
Puck in boots, the true story, by Connie Hirsch (Puss in boots)
Case #285B, by Esther M. Friesner (Goldilock an the three bears)
The Beanstalk incident, by Jane Lindskold (Jack and the Beanstalk)
Gilly the goosegirl, by Nancy Springer (The Goose Girl)
Fifi's tail, by Alan Rodgers (several)
The golden stair, by Richard Parks (Rapunzel)
True love, or the many brides of prince Charming, by Todd Fahnestock and Giles Custer (several)
Savior, by John Helfers (Little Red Ridinghood)
Wolf at the door, by Lupita Shepard (The Three Little Pigs)
The castle and Jack, by Tim Waggoner (Jack and the Beanstalk)
Baron Boscov's bastard, by Jacey Bedford (Cinderella)
The emperor's new (and improved) clothes, by Leslie What (The Emperor's New Clothes)
One fairy tale, hard-boiled, by P. Andrew Miller (mostly Rumpelstiltskin)
Feeding frenzy, or the further adventures of the Frog prince, by Josepha Sherman (The frog prince)
A leg up or The constant tin soldier (Gonzo version), by Gary A. Braunbeck (The Steadfast tin soldier)
Mrs. Myrtle Montegrande vs. the vegetable stalkers/slayer, by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (Jack and the Beanstalk)

My copy is from 1999 and I have read it. There are some boxed pages, and light creases in its back, but no stains or wear. It looks like any average once read pocket book.

Here's the's page on it
Here's a review.
Here's another review

It is not for children, there's both sex, drugs, violence and cussing - not bad, but enough to make this not for children.
The quality differs a lot, as does in most anthologies. My favorites are brides of prince Charming and herpetologist's wife, but there's a lot of good stories. I wouldn't mind if no-one wants to have this book. :-D

Fairy Tale Fortnight Giveaway Hop


Hannah said...

Great giveaway! :)

Laura said...

You know when I look back at my youth, I'll always remember my red fairy tale books :) I still have them stored in the attic and even though they are old, I'll never be able to give them away :). Thank you for this giveaway and I hope you have a great day ! :)

Suz Reads said...

This book looks great - I love retellings! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

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Ketutar said...

Desi, darling, it was really kind of you, and I notice I was being a bit unclear there, but that part was for IF you win... *blush*

I understand fully the confusion, all the other participants have that kind of thingy. :-)

AmelArmeliana said...

Hi, thank u for this giveaway. Your book sounds really great. I'd love to read it. I love fairytale retelling. As the original, my favorite is Cinderella. It was the first fairytale that my mother told me. In a funny way, fairytale makes me believe that everything's going to be alright at the end.

GFC Follower : Amel Armeliana

Darlene said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

bn100 said...

Thanks for the giveaway

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway. This pocket book of fairy tales looks really interesting.

Nikki Krutz said...

sounds like a great book! qtksjkmommy at gmail dot com

Meghan said...

I love fairy tales. I actually wrote a paper for my Literary Non-Fiction class about the resurgence of fairy tales in popular culture. This was last year when the two movies based on "Snow White" came out along with the tv show "Once Upon a Time…" and then "Cinder" came out. It was quite an explosion of fairy tales in mediums. I concluded that because of the rough economic times, people were grasping for something to escape to. In fairy tales, the impossible happens. The disenfranchised become the heroes and heroines. They rise to power and usually become a King or Queen. We are still clinging to the American dream and through the use of fairy tales we get to live that dream. As far as my favorite fairy tale goes, I love "Beauty and the Beast." I love it so much that I have thought seriously about naming my first daughter Belle. In books, I love retellings of fairy tales like "Cinder" and "Ella Enchanted." In TV, the show "Beauty and the Beast" on the CW is one of my favorites and in movies, I loved "Mirror, Mirror," "Beastly" and "The Wizard of Oz." Also, a big fan of the musical "Wicked."
Thanks for the giveaway!

mestith at gmail dot com

Dita Škarste said...

I really like that this book has it`s "dark side", really excited about the book! :)
Greetings from Latvia! :)


sweety said...

I'd really love to get my hands on this book :)

Thanks for the international giveaway!!


Farhana said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sherry said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
sstrode at scrtc dot com

andie said...
All the classics with a different spin - should be adventurous.

Ruth Hill said...

Sounds interesting. Fairy tales do remind me of growing up.

Ketutar said...

And so it's over for this year :-)

Any comments after this one will not be counted.

Helena said...

These sound hilarious and I will definitely appreciate your kind gift! I've emailed my address and will be stopping by very regularly from now on.

But please don't think I prefer shiny giveaways on other blogs because I only go to blogs of people I care about (like you, Ketutar) and not to win anything 'cause I NEVER seem to win anything. For me, it's the pleasure of just visiting that counts.

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, congrats to Darlene! Sorry I missed this. I feel like I've been living in a tunnel for a couple months--I've gotten bad about getting to the blogs of my buddies!