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Snow White Learns Witchcraft: Stories and Poems

A young woman hunts for her wayward shadow at the school where she first learned magicwhile another faces a test she never studied for as ice envelopes the world. The tasks assigned a bookish boy lead him to fateful encounters with lizards, owls, trolls and a feisty, sarcastic cat. A bear wedding is cause for celebration, the spinning wheel and the tower in the briar hedge get to tell their own stories, and a kitchenmaid finds out that a lost princess is more than she seems. The sea witch reveals what she hoped to gain when she took the mermaids voice. A wiser Snow White sets out to craft herself a new tale. In these eight stories and twenty-three poems, World Fantasy Award winner Theodora Goss retells and recasts fairy tales by Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Oscar Wilde. Sometimes harrowing, sometimes hilarious, always lyrical, the works gathered in SNOW WHITE LEARNS WITCHCRAFT re-center and empower the women at the heart of these timeless narrative...

Title : Snow White Learns Witchcraft: Stories and Poems
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ISBN : 9781732644007
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 pages
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Snow White Learns Witchcraft: Stories and Poems Reviews

  • Sarah Z

    I received an ARC of this from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

    I love fairytales, I love Snow White, so I thought I'd really enjoy this collection of poems and short stories. What I constantly forget, is that I don't usually like collections of short stories and poems because they are usually too disconnected for me.

    This novel was ok for me. I found myself more connected to the short stories and not so much with the poems but I'd definitely pick up something from th

  • Susanj


    Love the variety of a short story, or a poem. Regardless of amount of time, you pick up, read, a poem, or if you have longer, a story; then have your thoughts, considerations, and imagination flowing!

    Still have a few I haven't read, due to returning to read one of the previous ones I liked.

    Happy reading, and thought provoking. Enjoy!

  • La Crosse Public Library

    If you're looking for a fun read to pick up, read a little, and put down, check out this collection by Theodora Goss. Her poems and short stories delve into what goes unsaid in, and what happens after, the fairy tales we remember from our childhoods.

    I was not familiar with Goss prior to reading this collection but I've already requested a couple of her other books.

    ~Noreen, Reference Librarian

  • Jen

    Full disclosure: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

    This was a lovely collection of stories and poems that strongly reminded me of Jane Yolen’s work. Appropriately, Yolen wrote the introduction to this volume.

    Goss puts delightful twists on classic fairy tales such as Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and the Frog Prince, reimagining them in different settings and eras, tweakin

  • Josh

    *ARC received from NetGalley*

    With Snow White Learns Witchcraft Theodora Goss focuses her vast affinity for myth and fairy tales on stories that are both familiar and unexpected. Combining stories and poems, this collection contains characters that are easily recognized--though maybe not quite as we are used to seeing them--and others that are less familiar. In the retellings, Dora finds fresh life and striking power in the insights and presentations that are gathered here. And in the stories tha

  • Tammy Buchli

    I have always loved fairy tales. This volume, filled with fairy tale retellings, original fairy tales and poetry inspired by fairy tales was a real treat. There wasn't a dud in the bunch -- the stories ranged from merely very good to absolutely fantastic. Two standouts for me were The Rose in Twelve Petals, which twisted history and fairy tale into a version of Sleeping Beauty that was no less than brilliant; and Red as Blood and White as Bone which twisted history again, this time with a melang ...more

  • Margaret

    This is a lovely collection of short stories and poems retelling fairytales. I'd read the vast majority of them before, but still had some new ones to discover.

    Of the ones I've read before, the short story "Red as Blood and White as Bone" still gives me a good little shiver. I love this story about the power of stories and belief and magic and love. It's magical. Of the poems, "Rose Child" is a continued favorite. I believe it won a Rhysling Award as well.

    She included a couple from her previous

  • Jeremy Brett

    Theodora Goss' first collection is a beautiful, exquisite group of pieces -poetry and prose. The book showcases both Goss' deep experience with fairy tales (as a writer and a scholar) and her ability to pull forth from these old stories the darkness and passion and sadness and emotional depth that are often lost in modern interpretations. Goss makes it clear through her lovely, measured language that these tales still have things to teach us and ways to touch our hearts.