Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling, Tristan Ellwell's A Wolf at the Door: and Other Retold Fairy Tales PDF

Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling, Tristan Ellwell's A Wolf at the Door: and Other Retold Fairy Tales PDF

By Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling, Tristan Ellwell

ISBN-10: 1442460393

ISBN-13: 9781442460393

Did you ever ask yourself how the dwarves felt after Snow White ditched them for the prince? Do you usually want Cinderella hadn't been so helpless and petite? Are you prepared to listen to the Giant's viewpoint on Jack and his beanstalk? Then this is often the publication for you.

Thirteen award-winning fable and technological know-how fiction writers provide up their models of those vintage fairy stories in addition to different favorites, together with The grotesque Duckling, Ali Baba, Hansel and Gretel, and extra. a few of the tales are humorous, a few are unusual, and others are darkish and tense -- yet every one deals whatever as unforeseen as a wolf on the door.

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Kallik asked. The brown cub looked up. “This stream,” he said. ” Taqqiq sneered. ” Kallik poked her brother sharply with her nose. ” “Oh,” Taqqiq muttered. ” Ujurak didn’t say anything. He just stared at a tree that had long branches hanging over the stream. ” Lusa cried suddenly, making Kallik jump. The little black bear padded over to the tree. She reared up on her back paws and touched a twisting pattern on the bark of the trunk. ” Kallik asked. All she saw was an ordinary tree. Her heart sank at the look on Taqqiq’s face.

Ujurak was right: He would never leave this place. Kallik was leaning against the bear’s shoulder, touching one of his paws with hers. Her fur looked bright white against Qopuk’s grayer, flattened pelt, and her belly was plump and sleek beside his hollow ribs. ” Lusa whispered. The old white bear opened one eye. It was dull and glazed. “Please stay with me, little ones,” he said in a voice that creaked like tree branches in the wind. ” Lusa begged. “Stay with us. We need you. We can go to the Last Great Wilderness together.

His eyes drooped, and his long blue-black tongue flopped out between his teeth as he panted and groaned. Streaks of mud had turned his white muzzle brownish gray. Lusa felt a stab of pity for the old bear. She remembered 21 22 SEEKERS: SMOKE MOUNTAIN the same dull, defeated look in the eyes of another bear: Oka, Toklo’s mother. This white bear didn’t have any fight left in him. Lusa hadn’t been able to do anything for Oka. She had lain beside her on the other side of the fence the night before the flat-faces took her away, but she hadn’t been able to touch her, or fetch food for her, or do anything to fill the gaping hole left by the loss of both her cubs.

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