Release Date: 13/03/14
Featuring stories by Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix and the authors of Beautiful Creatures, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, this is a unique and imaginative collection for readers of all ages. There are some stories that will always be told, tales as timeless as they are gripping. There are some authors who can tell any story. In RAGS & BONES, award-winning and bestselling authors retell classic fairytales and twisted tales in the way that only they can. With magic and love, they bring these stories - whether much loved or overlooked - back to life. Read 'Sleeping Beauty' as only Neil Gaiman can tell it. See 'Rumpelstiltskin' through the eyes of Kami Garcia. And learn of Rudyard Kipling's 'The Man Who Would Be King' from the inimitable Garth Nix.
Whilst we all loved hearing the fairy tales and traditional stories as children, sometimes things are lost in either the language or the modern interpretation of the original meanings, so its always a great joy when modern authors tackle some of these tales to bring them bang up to modern times. Here, in this volume, a lot of the big names in the YA market tackle some of the classics and bring them to life.
Its well written, they’re short enough to dip into for travel time and to be honest it’s the chance for readers to travel roads with authors that they may not have considered before. It’s a wonderful presentation and all round will be a book that will be treasured for quite some time. I can’t wait to share them with my nephew’s and niece. Great stuff.