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From Beast to Blonde

From Beast To Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers Mariana Warner, 1994 This is an entrancing, multi-layered and as wittily subversive as fairy tales themselves, this beautifully illustrated work explores and illuminates the unfolding history of famous fairy tales … Continue reading

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Finding Oz

Finding Oz Finding Oz: How L Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story by Evan J Schwartz came out in 2009.  A groundbreaking new look at a cultural icon—THE WIZARD OF OZ.  Schwartz reveals how Baum’s early interest in theatre, … Continue reading

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A Hidden Magic

A Hidden Magic I read A Hidden Magic by Vivian Vande Velde in 1988 when it first came out.  I fell immediately in love with the subversive fairy tale. It begins with, “Once upon a time-before kings and queens were … Continue reading

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