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Fierce fairytales : poems & stories to stir your soul / Nikita Gill.

Gill, Nikita, (author,, illustrator.).

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Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center 398.2 GIL 2018 (Text) 0002205562701 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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"First published in Great Britain in 2018 by Trapeze, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group LTD."--Title page verso.
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A universal truth -- Once upon a time -- Once upon a time II -- For the cynic -- Somewhere across the univers, this intergalactic fairytale is being told -- A tale of two sisters -- The fable in thermodynamics -- The woods reincarnated -- Whispers from the wicked woods -- The miller's daughter -- Half of Rumpelstiltskin seeks redemption -- Why Tinkerbell quit anger management -- Boy lost -- Wendy -- Child's play -- The red wolf -- Cinderella's mother sends her a message from heaven -- The stepmother's tale -- Lessons in surviving long-term abuse -- Fairy godmother -- Two misunderstood stepsisters -- Trapped -- Badroulbadour -- The shoemaker's son -- Sheherazade the clever -- Wonderland villain -- The hatter -- How a hero becomes a villain -- Beauty and bravery -- Cry wolf -- Jack's fable unfalsified -- Goldilocks -- The three times you rebuilt your house-shaped heart -- Take back your fairytale -- The dragon witch's daughter -- Waking beauty -- Seven -- The evil queen -- Gretel after Hansel -- Hansel's letter to his son -- Belladonna -- The little mermaid's mother speaks to her unborn baby -- The sea witch's lament -- An older and wiser little mermaid speaks -- Lessons from the Not-So-Wicked Witch for Dorothy -- Rapunzel, Rapunzel -- Rapunzel's note left for Mother Gothel -- Baba Yaga -- Why the sun rises and sets -- Why the leaves change colour -- Why it rains -- The moon dragon -- The tale weaver -- The modern-day fairytale -- Ode to the catcaller down the street
The girl goes after the wicked king who trapped her in the tower -- Pandora's mind -- The trolls (after Shane Koyczan) -- Difficult damsels -- Hunger: the darkest fairytale -- Vengeance born -- The art of emptiness -- The moral of your story -- The looking glass -- The giant's daughter -- Charming -- Metamorphosis -- Princess plain -- Phoenix blood -- Man up, Hercules -- Devour your monsters -- In absentia: a common curse -- Of kings and queens -- Sevengali girl (after Simon says) -- The ogre -- Mothers and daughters -- In the old days -- In the old days II -- How you save yourself -- Nothing soft about it -- Motherly advice -- Skeletons in the garden -- The shapeshifter -- What's in a name -- For all our hidden witches -- Question the fairytale -- Kiss the dread -- Four spells to keep inside your mouth -- Forest person -- The healing -- Happily ever after.
Summary, etc.:
Traditional fairytales are rife with cliches and gender stereotypes: beautiful, silent princesses; ugly, jealous, and bitter villainesses; girls who need rescuing; and men who take all the glory. But in this rousing new prose and poetry collection, Nikita Gill gives Once Upon a Time a much-needed modern makeover. Through her gorgeous reimagining of fairytale classics and spellbinding original tales, she dismantles the old-fashioned tropes that have been ingrained in our minds. In this book, gone are the docile women and male saviors. Instead, lines blur between heroes and villains. You will meet fearless princesses, a new kind of wolf lurking in the concrete jungle, and an independent Gretel who can bring down monsters on her own. Complete with beautifully hand-drawn illustrations by Gill herself, Fierce Fairytales is an empowering collection of poems and stories for a new generation.
Subject: Fairy tales > Adaptations.
Power (Social sciences)
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Sex role.
Genre: Poetry.
Short stories.

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