The Door in the Hedge Author:Robin McKinley Master storyteller Robin McKinley here spins two new fairy tales and retells two cherished classics. All feature princesses touched with or by magic. There is Linadel, who lives in a kingdom next to Faerieland, where princesses are stolen away on their seventeenth birthdays-and Linadel's seventeenth birthday is tomorrow. And Korah, whose brother... more » is bewitched by the magical Golden Hind; now it is up to her to break the spell. Rana must turn to a talking frog to help save her kingdom from the evil Aliyander. And then there are the twelve princesses, enspelled to dance through the soles of their shoes every night. . . . These are tales to read with delight!« less
This is a reprint of a collection of fairy tales originally published in 1981. The stories are magical and lyrical, often reading like poetry, painting lovely visual pictures and crying to be read aloud.
This book contains four short stories - two retold fairy tales, and two original fairy tales. Each piece is excellent and unique - my particular favorite is "The Hunting of the Hind," one of McKinley's original tales.
Retellings of classic fairy-tales. Beautiful stuff - some interesting twists, but very pure and true to the tradition of these stories.
Not as memorable or powerful as The Blue Sword (but that's one of my favorite books EVER). A quick read, and wholly enjoyable.
Four short stories that use familar fairy tales as a spring board and then leap off into the building mythos of Robin McKinley. Good stories, clean, with imagination. Not real fast paced, if that's what you want. But satisfying.