THE FAERY FLAG by Jane Yolen

THE FAERY FLAG

Stories And Poems Of Fantasy And The Supernatural

KIRKUS REVIEW

Fifteen fantasies in prose and verse, six published for the first time here, the remainder gathered from magazines. A varied lot, these have such diverse settings as Japan and the Isle of Skye; feature both real and symbolic journeys; and include magical creatures (yes, a unicorn), songs, transformations, and just deserts. As usual, Yolen takes a fresh look at tradition: in a bittersweet poem, "Beauty and the Beast: An Anniversary," Beauty thinks about the children she never had; some famous folk tales are reinterpreted in the hilarious "Happy Dens; or, A Day in the Old Wolves Home." "Words of Power" and "The Singer of Seeds" explore the author's idea that "all the world's magic/comes directly from the mouth." A fine miscellany from a gifted storyteller.
Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1989
ISBN: 0531058387
Page count: 120pp
Publisher: Orchard/Watts
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1989




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