Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes by Georgia McBride

Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose…

byGeorgia McBride, Francisco Stork, Michelle Zink

Kobo ebook | October 16, 2012

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In this anthology, 20 authors explore the dark and hidden meanings behind some of the most beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes through short story retellings. The dark twists on classic tales range from exploring whether Jack truly fell or if Jill pushed him instead to why Humpty Dumpty, fragile and alone, sat atop so high of a wall. The authors include Nina Berry, Sarwat Chadda, Leigh Fallon, Gretchen McNeil, and Suzanne Young.

Title:Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:Month9Books, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0985029404

ISBN - 13:9780985029401

Customer Reviews of Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from for the reader who likes an eerie, dark tale Reason for Reading: I love fairytale retellings and this was too compelling a prospect to pass up! I was quite excited to read this collection as these retellings are right up my alley with the type of short stories that I enjoy, being based on Mother Goose was rather unique as well since most such anthologies stick to traditional fairy tales. First taking a look through the Table of Contents I was a bit disappointed as I'd only heard of 3 of the authors and only read 2 of them (McBride, Stork & Holden). All the others were brand new-to-me so I didn't know what I was in for but I'm happy to say I had a pleasant experience with this book. I did read an advance reading copy provided by the publisher so my copy was missing the last two stories and my review is based on that version. My overall rating for the book is actually 3.5 / 5 making it sit between Good and Very Good, not quite either, somewhere in between. There was one story that I thought was absolute garbage and gave a 0 rating and that will have brought my total enjoyment down, but I did find several excellent 5* and very good 4* stories in this collection. A great book for the Hallowe'en season or anytime for the reader who likes an eerie, dark tale where not all endings are happy.
Date published: 2012-11-06