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The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest
The Green Man Tales from the Mythic Forest
Author: Terry Windling, Ellen Datlow (Editors), Charles Vess (Illustrator)
One of our most universal myths is that of the Green Man—the spirit who stands for Nature in its most wild and untamed form. Through the ages and around the world, the Green Man and other nature spirits have appeared in stories, songs, and artwork, as well as many beloved fantasy novels, including Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Now Ell...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780142400296
ISBN-10: 0142400297
Publication Date: 4/12/2004
Pages: 384
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Firebird
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Interesting, if somewhat repetitive collection of stories and poems about the spirit of nature in its many guises. The best efforts are by Neil Gaiman (a lovely poem about becoming the wild man of the woods), Emma Bull (a coming of age tale set in the Californian desert), Michael Cadnum (a retelling of the Greek myth of Daphne), Gregory Maguire (a whimsical version of Jack and the Beanstalk), and Delia Sherman (a teen faces a faery challenge in New York's Central Park).
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