Karen DeBlauw (Author), Brett Boyette (Author), Amy Leigh Morgan (Editor)
This collection of brand-new fairy tales takes its inspiration from the Brothers Grimm and Italo Calvino's "Italian Folktales." Meet a magical cat who'll do anything for a bowl of gravy, free a young girl whose mysterious birthright is sewn into her father's pillow, take a wild ride on an enchanted carousel, and more. Diana Sudyka's stylish, charming illustrations bring the stories to life for readers of all ages.If you don't know about the Fairy Tale Factory then you should put them on your radar and keep an eye on what Amy Leigh Morgan is doing over there. (You can read up on the types of workshops she has HERE and read my interview with Amy HERE.)
Amy's blog is a great read for both fairy tale enthusiasts and writers. As a bonus she's added a regular feature to her blog in the last six months which are Fairy Tale Fridays posts . The posts generally spotlight some of the lesser known fairy tales and include the text (or part thereof with links to the rest), along with Amy's signatory wry. funny and/or thoughtful observations on the tale. I love it when I can get to my inbox on Fridays to read it (sign-up is available through Facebook).
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Go give Amy and her writers some love. I'm curious to see what the writers have come up with in this time of busy fairy tale activity as while there are various forms of fairy tale entertainment popping up everywhere I'm not seeing much in the way of new tales. I hope this is the beginning of many, many more from The Factory.
You can find the first Fairy Tale Factory anthology HERE.