How to Fracture a Fairy Tale

by Jane Yolen

Fantasy legend Jane Yolen (The Emerald CircusThe Devil’s Arithmetic) delights with these effortlessly wide-ranging transformed fairy tales. Yolen fractures the classics to reveal their crystalline secrets, holding them to the light and presenting them entirely transformed, from a spinner of straw as a money-changer and to the big bad wolf retiring to a nursing home. Rediscover the fables you once knew, rewritten and refined for the world we now live in.


“This showcase of 28 tales highlights Yolen’s delightful imagination and elegant writing in both poetry and short prose form.”

Library Journal