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  • Confessions Of An Ugly Stepsisterby Gregory Maguire

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    Is this new land a place where magics really happen? From Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed author of Wicked, comes his much-anticipated second novel, a brilliant and provocative retelling of the timeless Cinderella tale. In the lives of children, pumpkins can turn into coaches, mice and rats into human beings.... When we grow up, we learn that... more...

  • Wickedby Gregory Maguire

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    This is the book that started it all! The basis for the smash hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Gregory Maguire's breathtaking New York Times bestseller Wicked views the land of Oz, its inhabitants, its Wizard, and the Emerald City, through a darker and greener (not rosier) lens. Brilliantly inventive, Wicked offers us a radical new... more...

  • The Book of the Thousand and one Nights. Volume 1by J.C Madrus; E.P Mathers

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 31.95

    First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Maid Marianby Elsa Watson

    Crown/Archetype 2004; US$ 13.95

    An irresistible reimagining of the Robin Hood legend, Maid Marian brings to life the rollicking--and romantic--world of the Middle Ages. An orphan and heiress to a large country estate, Marian Fitzwater is wed at the age of five to an equally young nobleman, Lord Hugh of Sencaster, a union that joins her inheritance to his and vastly enriches his... more...

  • Anansi Boysby Neil Gaiman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    One of fiction's most audaciously original talents, Neil Gaiman now gives us a mythology for a modern age -- complete with dark prophecy, family dysfunction, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. Not to mention a lime. Anansi Boys God is dead. Meet the kids. When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie."... more...

  • Son of a Witchby Gregory Maguire

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    In this captivating New York Times bestseller, beloved author Gregory Maguire returns to the land of Oz and introduces us to Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in the Witch. Is he really Elphaba's son? He has her broom and her cape?but what of her powers? In an Oz that, since the Wizard's departure,... more...

  • Three Celtic Talesby Moyra Caldecott

    Mushroom Publishing 2005; US$ 2.99

    The Twins of the Tylwyth Teg is based on a well known story in Welsh folklore about a herd boy who marries a faery from under the lake. Before her father will allow her to marry him however, he has to choose between her and her identical twin sister. Taliesin and Avagddu is based on the tale from the Welsh Mabinogion. Ceridwen brews up a cauldron of... more...

  • Elijah's Violin and Other Jewish Fairy Talesby Howard Schwartz; Linda Heller; Tsila Schwartz

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.16

    Tales of magic and wonder can be found in every phase of Jewish literature, from the sacred to the secular. The fairy tale in particular--set in enchanted lands and populated with a variety of human and supernatural beings, both good and evil--holds a very special place in the Jewish tradition. For in the fairy tale, where good and evil engage in a... more...

  • The Green Lady and the King of Shadowsby Moyra Caldecott

    Mushroom Publishing 2007; US$ 2.99

    An extraordinary struggle between good and evil is played out in ancient and magical Glastonbury. more...

  • Thomas the Rhymerby Ellen Kushner

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 6.99

    Award-winning author and radio personality Ellen Kushner?s inspired retelling of an ancient legend weaves myth and magic into a vivid contemporary novel about the mysteries of the human heart. Brimming with ballads, riddles, and magical transformations, here is the timeless tale of a charismatic bard whose talents earn him a two-edged otherworldly... more...