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Mailbox Monday: A Magical Mash-up

July 29, 2013


OK. I’m not one of those bloggers who talks about books she hasn’t yet read. Normally. But I received a book in the mail today that is totally NOT normal—and I cannot wait to tell you about it…

So what if Rapunzel were actually the wicked step-mother of Snow White? Who in the world would ever re-imagine such a fairytale mash-up? Only the queen of the genre herself, Carolyn Turgeon. Author of Mermaid, The Next Full Moon, and Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story (one of my favorite books of all time…) Carolyn has once again turned fairy lore on its ear. I can’t wait to dive into this one!

Here’s what a few of my favorite authors have to say about it…

First, the adorable Mr. Jamie Ford (author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet) says, “I loved this unexpected spin on the story of Rapunzel, a strong-willed devourer of hearts. Be careful, she just might take a bit of yours.”

And here’s what the talented Ms. Caroline Leavitt (author of Is it Tomorrow) says “Magical, mythical and totally original, Turgeon’s haunting story of Rapunzel and Snow White unfolds like a waking dream, with prose that shimmers like cut diamonds. About love, longing, and loss, it turns the fairy tale into something as provocative as it is profound.”

And then clever Ms. Eleanor Brown (author of The Weird Sisters) writes, “Intricate, inventive, and charged with magic. Carolyn Turgeon masterfully clears the mists of fairy tale and legend to reveal the complex humanity that lies beneath the stories of Rapunzel and Snow White.”

Is it any wonder I can’t wait to read this? How about you read it too, and then we’ll compare notes with Jamie, Caroline and Eleanor!



2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 29, 2013 11:01 am

    You’ve made me really curious! I never would’ve dreamed up that retelling!

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