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The Orphan's Tales: In the Cities of Coin and Spice

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Publisher : Bantam
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ISBN : 0553904418
Pages : 528 pages
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Download Free The Orphan's Tales: In the Cities of Coin and Spice PDF by Catherynne Valente Full Book and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2007-10-30 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Catherynne M. Valente enchanted readers with her spellbinding In the Night Garden. Now she continues to weave her storytelling magic in the next book of Orphan’s Tales—an epic of the fantastic and the exotic, the monstrous and mysterious, that will transport you far away from the everyday. . . . Her name and origins are unknown, but the endless tales inked upon this orphan’s eyelids weave a spell over all who listen to her read her secret history. And who can resist the stories she tells? From the Lake of the Dead and the City of Marrow to the artists who remain behind in a ghost city of spice, here are stories of hedgehog warriors and winged skeletons, loyal leopards and sparrow calligraphers. Nothing is too fantastic, anything can happen, but you’ll never guess what comes next in these intimately linked adventures of firebirds and djinn, singing manticores, mutilated unicorns, and women made entirely of glass and gears. Graced with the magical illustrations of Michael Kaluta, In the Cities of Coins and Spice is a book of dreams and wonders unlike any you’ve ever encountered. Open it anywhere and you will fall under its spell. For here the story never ends and the magic is only beginning. . . .


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The Orphan's Tales

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Pages : 516 pages
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In the Cities of Coin and Spice

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Publisher : Spectra
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ISBN : 9780553384048
Pages : 516 pages
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Download Free In the Cities of Coin and Spice PDF by Catherynne M. Valente Full Book and published by Spectra. This book was released on 2007 with total page 516 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A second collection of interconnected fairy tales for adults journeys into a fantastical world populated by heron kings, fox-faced women who command living ships, and goose girls who can really fly, in the second of the two-volume set by the author of In the Night Garden. Original. 17,500 first printing.


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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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Publisher : Oxford Companions
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ISBN : 0199689822
Pages : 720 pages
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Download Free The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales PDF by Jack Zipes Full Book and published by Oxford Companions. This book was released on 2015 with total page 720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Oxford companion provides an authoritative reference source for fairy tales, exploring the tales themselves, both ancient and modern, the writers who wrote and reworked them and related topics such as film, art, opera and even advertising.


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The Fairy Tale World

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1351609947
Pages : 484 pages
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Download Free The Fairy Tale World PDF by Andrew Teverson Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-03-26 with total page 484 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Fairy Tale World is a definitive volume on this ever-evolving field. The book draws on recent critical attention, contesting romantic ideas about timeless tales of good and evil, and arguing that fairy tales are culturally astute narratives that reflect the historical and material circumstances of the societies in which they are produced. The Fairy Tale World takes a uniquely global perspective and broadens the international, cultural, and critical scope of fairy-tale studies. Throughout the five parts, the volume challenges the previously Eurocentric focus of fairy-tale studies, with contributors looking at: • the contrast between traditional, canonical fairy tales and more modern reinterpretations; • responses to the fairy tale around the world, including works from every continent; • applications of the fairy tale in diverse media, from oral tradition to the commercialized films of Hollywood and Bollywood; • debates concerning the global and local ownership of fairy tales, and the impact the digital age and an exponentially globalized world have on traditional narratives; • the fairy tale as told through art, dance, theatre, fan fiction, and film. This volume brings together a selection of the most respected voices in the field, offering ground-breaking analysis of the fairy tale in relation to ethnicity, colonialism, feminism, disability, sexuality, the environment, and class. An indispensable resource for students and scholars alike, The Fairy Tale World seeks to discover how such a traditional area of literature has remained so enduringly relevant in the modern world.


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Grimm Legacies

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN : 1400852587
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Free Grimm Legacies PDF by Jack Zipes Full Book and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2014-11-23 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Grimm Legacies, esteemed literary scholar Jack Zipes explores the legacy of the Brothers Grimm in Europe and North America, from the nineteenth century to the present. Zipes reveals how the Grimms came to play a pivotal and unusual role in the evolution of Western folklore and in the history of the most significant cultural genre in the world—the fairy tale. Folklorists Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm sought to discover and preserve a rich abundance of stories emanating from an oral tradition, and encouraged friends, colleagues, and strangers to gather and share these tales. As a result, hundreds of thousands of wonderful folk and fairy tales poured into books throughout Europe and have kept coming. Zipes looks at the transformation of the Grimms' tales into children's literature, the Americanization of the tales, the "Grimm" aspects of contemporary tales, and the tales' utopian impulses. He shows that the Grimms were not the first scholars to turn their attention to folk tales, but were vital in expanding readership and setting the high standards for folk-tale collecting that continue through the current era. Zipes concludes with a look at contemporary adaptations of the tales and raises questions about authenticity, target audience, and consumerism. With erudition and verve, Grimm Legacies examines the lasting universal influence of two brothers and their collected tales on today's storytelling world.


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Comfort Me With Apples

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ISBN : 1250816203
Pages : 112 pages
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Minecraft: The End

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Publisher : Del Rey
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ISBN : 0399180737
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Free Minecraft: The End PDF by Catherynne M. Valente Full Book and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2019-12-03 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This official Minecraft novel is an epic battle for survival! When humans enter the End, a pair of endermen must decide which side they’re really on. For as long as they can remember, the twin endermen Fin and Mo have lived in the mysterious land of the End. On the outskirts of the great enderman city of Telos, they explore ancient ruins under the watchful gaze of the mighty ender dragon. They have everything they need in the end ship they call home, and know everything there is to know about their world—or so they think until the strangers from another dimension arrive. The invaders are called humans, and they’ve come to steal artifacts and slay the ender dragon. Fin and Mo are ready to protect their home from the trespassers, but when they come face-to-face with the humans, they discover that they aren’t as prepared for battle as they’d thought. Caught off guard, the twins are trapped in the middle of a war between the endermen and the humans, with the future of their home at stake. Collect all of the official Minecraft novels: Minecraft: The Island Minecraft: The Crash Minecraft: The Lost Journals Minecraft: The End And the official Minecraft companion guides: Minecraft: The Survivors’ Book of Secrets Minecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress Minecraft: Guide to Exploration Minecraft: Guide to Creative Minecraft: Guide to the Nether & the End Minecraft: Guide to Redstone Minecraft: Mobestiary Minecraft: Guide to Enchantments & Potions Minecraft: Guide to PVP Minigames Minecraft: Guide to Farming Minecraft: Let’s Build! Theme Park Adventure Minecraft for Beginners Minecraft: Let’s Build! Land of Zombies Minecraft: Maps Minecraft: Guide to Ocean Survival


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The Past Is Red

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ISBN : 1250301122
Pages : 176 pages
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Download Free The Past Is Red PDF by Catherynne M. Valente Full Book and published by Tordotcom. This book was released on 2021-07-20 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “The Candide of our #@$\*%?! age.”— Ken Liu, award-winning author Catherynne M. Valente, the bestselling and award-winning creator of Space Opera and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland returns with The Past Is Red, the enchanting, dark, funny, angry story of a girl who made two terrible mistakes: she told the truth and she dared to love the world. The future is blue. Endless blue...except for a few small places that float across the hot, drowned world left behind by long-gone fossil fuel-guzzlers. One of those patches is a magical place called Garbagetown. Tetley Abednego is the most beloved girl in Garbagetown, but she’s the only one who knows it. She’s the only one who knows a lot of things: that Garbagetown is the most wonderful place in the world, that it’s full of hope, that you can love someone and 66% hate them all at the same time. But Earth is a terrible mess, hope is a fragile thing, and a lot of people are very angry with her. Then Tetley discovers a new friend, a terrible secret, and more to her world than she ever expected. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


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Palimpsest

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Publisher : Spectra
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ISBN : 0553906291
Pages : 384 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (96 Download)

Download Free Palimpsest PDF by Catherynne Valente Full Book and published by Spectra. This book was released on 2009-02-24 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the Cities of Coin and Spice and In the Night Garden introduced readers to the unique and intoxicating imagination of Catherynne M. Valente. Now she weaves a lyrically erotic spell of a place where the grotesque and the beautiful reside and the passport to our most secret fantasies begins with a stranger’s kiss.… Between life and death, dreaming and waking, at the train stop beyond the end of the world is the city of Palimpsest. To get there is a miracle, a mystery, a gift, and a curse—a voyage permitted only to those who’ve always believed there’s another world than the one that meets the eye. Those fated to make the passage are marked forever by a map of that wondrous city tattooed on their flesh after a single orgasmic night. To this kingdom of ghost trains, lion-priests, living kanji, and cream-filled canals come four travelers: Oleg, a New York locksmith; the beekeeper November; Ludovico, a binder of rare books; and a young Japanese woman named Sei. They’ve each lost something important—a wife, a lover, a sister, a direction in life—and what they will find in Palimpsest is more than they could ever imagine.


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The Glass Town Game

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1481476963
Pages : 544 pages
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Download Free The Glass Town Game PDF by Catherynne M. Valente Full Book and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-09-05 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inside a small Yorkshire parsonage, Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne Brontee have invented a game called Glass Town, where their toy soldiers fight Napoleon and no one dies. This make-believe land helps the four escape from a harsh reality: Charlotte and Emily are being sent away to a dangerous boarding school, a school they might not return from. But on this Beastliest Day, the day Anne and Branwell walk their sisters to the train station, something incredible happens: the train whisks them all away to a real Glass Town, and the children trade the moors for a wonderland all their own. This is their Glass Town, exactly like they envisioned it, almost. They certainly never gave Napoleon a fire-breathing porcelain rooster instead of a horse. And their soldiers can die; wars are fought over the potion that raises the dead, a potion Anne would very much like to bring back to England. But when Anne and Branwell are kidnapped, Charlotte and Emily must find a way to save their siblings.


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Tails of Wonder and Imagination

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Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
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ISBN : 1597802557
Pages : 500 pages
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Download Free Tails of Wonder and Imagination PDF by Ellen Datlow Full Book and published by Start Publishing LLC. This book was released on 2010-02-01 with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From legendary editor Ellen Datlow, Tails of Wonder collects the best of the last thirty years of science fiction and fantasy stories about cats.


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Space Opera

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ISBN : 1481497510
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Free Space Opera PDF by Catherynne M. Valente Full Book and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2018-04-10 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 2019 HUGO AWARD FINALIST, BEST NOVEL The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets the joy and glamour of Eurovision in bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente's science fiction spectacle, where sentient races compete for glory in a galactic musical contest…and the stakes are as high as the fate of planet Earth. A century ago, the Sentience Wars tore the galaxy apart and nearly ended the entire concept of intelligent space-faring life. In the aftermath, a curious tradition was invented—something to cheer up everyone who was left and bring the shattered worlds together in the spirit of peace, unity, and understanding. Once every cycle, the great galactic civilizations gather for the Metagalactic Grand Prix—part gladiatorial contest, part beauty pageant, part concert extravaganza, and part continuation of the wars of the past. Species far and wide compete in feats of song, dance and/or whatever facsimile of these can be performed by various creatures who may or may not possess, in the traditional sense, feet, mouths, larynxes, or faces. And if a new species should wish to be counted among the high and the mighty, if a new planet has produced some savage group of animals, machines, or algae that claim to be, against all odds, sentient? Well, then they will have to compete. And if they fail? Sudden extermination for their entire species. This year, though, humankind has discovered the enormous universe. And while they expected to discover a grand drama of diplomacy, gunships, wormholes, and stoic councils of aliens, they have instead found glitter, lipstick, and electric guitars. Mankind will not get to fight for its destiny—they must sing. Decibel Jones and the Absolute Zeroes have been chosen to represent their planet on the greatest stage in the galaxy. And the fate of Earth lies in their ability to rock.


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Osmo Unknown and the Eightpenny Woods

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ISBN : 1481477013
Pages : 416 pages
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Download Free Osmo Unknown and the Eightpenny Woods PDF by Catherynne M. Valente Full Book and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-04-26 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From New York Times bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente comes an inventive new fantasy following a boy journeying away from the only home he’s ever known and into the magical realm of the dead in order to fulfill a bargain for his people. Osmo Unknown hungers for the world beyond his small town. With the life that Littlebridge society has planned for him, the only taste Osmo will ever get are his visits to the edge of the Fourpenny Woods where his mother hunts. Until the unthinkable happens: his mother accidentally kills a Quidnunk, a fearsome and intelligent creature that lives deep in the forest. None of this should have anything to do with poor Osmo, except that a strange treaty was once formed between the Quidnunx and the people of Littlebridge to ensure that neither group would harm the other. Now that a Quidnunk is dead, as the firstborn child of the hunter who killed her, Osmo must embark on a quest to find the Eightpenny Woods—the mysterious kingdom where all wild forest creatures go when they die—and make amends. Accompanied by a very rude half-badger, half-wombat named Bonk and an antisocial pangolin girl called Never, it will take all of Osmo’s bravery and cleverness to survive the magic of the Eightpenny Woods to save his town…and make it out alive.


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Radiance

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ISBN : 1472115163
Pages : 432 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (115 Download)

Download Free Radiance PDF by Catherynne M. Valente Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-10-20 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Severin Unck is the headstrong young daughter of a world famous film director. She has inherited her father's love of the big screen but not his exuberant gothic style of filmmaking. Instead, Severin makes documentaries, artful and passionate and even rather brave - for she is a realist in a fantastic alternate universe, in which Hollywood occupies the moon, Mars is rife with lawless saloons, and the solar system contains all manner of creatures, cults and colonies. For Severin's latest project she leads her crew to the watery planet of Venus to investigate the disappearance of a diving colony there. But something goes wrong during the course of their investigations; and her crew limp home without her. All that remains of Severin are fragments. Can these snippets of scenes and shots, voices and memories, pages and recordings be collected and pieced together to tell the story of her life - and shed light on the mystery of her vanishing? Clever, dreamy, strange and beautifully written - Radiance is a novel about how stories give form to worlds.


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The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland--For a Little While

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Publisher : Tor Books
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ISBN : 1429957913
Pages : 32 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (957 Download)

Download Free The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland--For a Little While PDF by Catherynne M. Valente Full Book and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2011-07-27 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This original short story tells the tale of how a girl named Mallow defeated King Goldmouth with the help of the Red Wind, Mr. Map, and many fairyland friends new and old--from Catherynne M. Valente, author of the children's fantasy sensation The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


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Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1610692543
Pages : 1590 pages
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Download Free Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] PDF by Anne E. Duggan Ph.D. Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2016-02-12 with total page 1590 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. • Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe • Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos • Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology • Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts