The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen

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The Emerald Circus Read Online Free - Enter the Emerald Circus and be astonished by the transformations of your favorite tales. Ringmaster and internationally bestselling author Jane Yolen (Briar Rose, Sister Emily’s Lightship) spins modern fantasy classics in tales that go well beyond Wonderland and Oz, down the rabbit hole and back again.

Where is Wendy? Leading a labor strike against the Lost Boys, of course!

It’s time to go back to—and beyond—the treasured tales you thought you knew: The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and many more. Ringmaster and internationally bestselling author Jane Yolen (Briar Rose, Sister Emily’s Lightship) spins modern fantasy classics for delighted readers. A girl blown away from Kansas returns as a sophisticate with unusual gymnastic abilities. A talented apprentice, forging her first sword, is suddenly left to the mercies of Merlin. Alice’s infamous nemesis has jaws and claws, but also lacks the essential: a sense of humor.

Witty and bold, and unexpected, these tales go well beyond the rabbit hole and back again.

Table of Contents

Andersen’s Witch
Lost Girls
Tough Alice
Blown Away
A Knot of Toads
The Quiet Monk
The Bird
Belle Bloody Merciless Dame
Jewel in the Toad Queen’s Crown
A Gift of Magicians
Rabbit Hole
Our Lady of the Greenwood
The Confession of Brother Blaise
Wonder Land
Evian Steel
Sister Emily’s Lightship

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ISBN : 1616962739
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Brandon rated it ★★★★★

November 08, 2017

I’ve loved Jane Yolen’s writing since I was a youth. There’s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling–yet often twisted–take on them. (Her book Dragon’s Blood, for example, is the classic “kid raises a dragon egg” story, except here he ra...

Amalia rated it ★★★★☆

January 03, 2018

‘’You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child’s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the dozen. Naturally, this...

Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ rated it ★★★★☆

November 23, 2017

The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Historical figure...

Carrie rated it ★★★☆☆

October 15, 2017

The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a huge fan o...

Vivian rated it ★★★★☆

August 14, 2017

I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone employed for ea...

Dannii rated it ★★★☆☆

August 28, 2017

This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others falling short...

Jessica rated it ★★★★☆

February 13, 2018

Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she?

Katy rated it ★★★☆☆

October 30, 2017

I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan

Maica rated it ★★★☆☆

August 28, 2017

I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. “Did you wish for happiness?” The stories were well thou...

Devann rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 19, 2017

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoyed was Lost Gir...

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