Untold Tales

By: Brooke, William J.

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As he did in A Telling of the Tales: Five Stories , Brooke here recasts familiar fairy tales in inventive--if somewhat bizarre--molds. In a retelling of The Frog Prince , for example, a king who began life as a frog realizes he's happier in his original state. After running the kingdom by herself, his Queen joins him in amphibian bliss when he kisses her . More plodding is a reworking of "Beauty and the Beast," in which a physical role reversal has Beauty the unsightly character and the Beast a paragon of physical perfection. The keenest entry brings an aging Sleeping Beauty together with Prince Charming--after he has spent years married to Snow White, whom he awoke when he tried to practice his kissing technique on her. Brooke eventually weaves Hansel and Gretel--and even himself and the inner workings of his word processor--into this cleverly labyrinthine compendium. The narrative overflows with puns and wordplay, some of which may be lost on readers at the younger edge of the intended audience. Ages 10-up. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Short Stories; ISBN: 0060202718. ISBN/EAN: 9780060202712. Inventory No: 06120313. Hardcover

Title: Untold Tales

Author: Brooke, William J.

Categories: Fiction, Short Stories,

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1992

ISBN Number: 0060202718

ISBN Number 13: 9780060202712

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

kg: 0.44 kg

Seller ID: 06120313

Keywords: BZDB5 Fiction; Untold Tales Hardcover,