Bewitched retellings of classic fairy-tales with brave and resilient heroines.
WINNER: Book of the Year 2018 (CBI Awards)
WINNER: YA Book of the Year 2017 (Irish Book Awards)
WINNER: Reader’s Choice Award for YA Fiction 2017 (Irish Times Ticket Awards)
A multi-award winningÂ collection of twelve dark, feminist retellings of traditional fairytales from one of Ireland’s leading writers for young people. In the tradition of Angela Carter, stories such as Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin are given a witchy makeover.Â Intricately illustrated with black and white line drawings.
‘Exquisitely written and powerful – I’m enchanted by it.’ – Marian Keyes
‘Deirdre Sullivan’s writing is beguiling, bewitching and poetic. Her prose is almost dreamlike, reminiscent of Angela Carter.’ – Juno Dawson, author of The Gender Games
‘Sullivan’s prose is delicate and masterful.’ – Dave Rudden, author of Knights of the Borrowed Dark
‘Witchy, eerie and beautiful. These thirteen fairytale retellings already feel like feminist classics.’ – Claire Hennessy, author of Like Other Girls
Dark, feminist retellings of traditional fairytalesÂ for a teen audience – not for the faint-hearted