The Emerald Circus

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Tachyon Publications, Nov 14, 2017 - Fiction - 288 pages
2018 World Fantasy Award winner

“The best book I’ve read in a long time.”
—Brandon Sanderson, author of Mistborn

Where is Wendy? Leading a labor strike against the Lost Boys, of course. In Jane Yolen’s first full collection in more than ten years discover new and uncollected tales of beloved characters, literary legends, and much more.

A Scottish academic unearths ancient evil in a fishing village. Edgar Allan Poe’s young bride is beguiled by a most unusual bird. Dorothy, lifted from Kansas, returns as a gymnastic sophisticate. Emily Dickinson dwells in possibility and sails away in a starship made of light. Alice’s wicked nemesis has jaws and claws but really needs a sense of humor.

Enter the Emerald Circus and be astonished by the transformations within. -- Jane Yolen
 

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User Review  - Beammey - LibraryThing

I wanted to like this book so much more than I did. The premise is amazing and I've been reading Jane Yolen books for awhile, but, for me, these sort of fell flat. I can understand how others would ... Read full review

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Brilliant stories. I prefer my involvement level at 6-7 and these were more the 5-6 range. Many of these stories are a celebration of 19th and early 20th century fantasy with its strong tincture of ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
13
Andersens Witch
15
Lost Girls
31
Tough Alice
55
Blown Away
65
A Knot of Toads
83
The Quiet Monk
113
The Bird
129
The Jewel in the Toad Queens Crown
139
The Gift of the Magicians with Apologies to You Know
159
Rabbit Hole
165
Our Lady of the Greenwood
171
The Confession of Brother Blaise
181
Wonder Land
199
Evian Steel
203
Sister Emilys Lightship
239

Belle Bloody Merciless Dame
135

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Jane Yolen has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. She is the author of over three hundred and fifty books, including children’s fiction, poetry, short stories, graphic novels, nonfiction, fantasy, and science fiction. Her publications include Owl Moon, The Devil’s Arithmetic, Briar Rose, Sister Emily’s Starship and Sister Light, Sister Dark. Among her many honors are the Caldecott and Christopher Medals, multiple Nebula World Fantasy, Mythopoeic, Golden Kite, and Jewish Book awards; the World Fantasy Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Science Fiction Poetry Grand Master Award. Yolen is also a teacher of writing and a book reviewer. She lives in Western Massachusetts and St. Andrew, Scotland. -- Jane Yolen

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