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Red Caps: New Fairy Tales for Out of the Ordinary Readers

Red Caps: New Fairy Tales for Out of the Ordinary Readers
  

Red Caps might be a rock band. Or they might be something more sinister, a fey source of sounds that are but the backdrop to thrills and misadventures. These thirteen stories provide readers jaded with the traditional, Old World fairy tales and tempts them with new stories that w... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781590212820
Barcode 9781590212820
Published 14 February 2014 by Lethe Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Berman, Steve
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ISBN-13 9781590212820
ISBN-10 1590212827
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Lethe Press
Imprint Lethe Press
Publication Date 14 February 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Berman, Steve
Category Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
Science Fiction
Short Stories
Number of Pages 214
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 318g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Gays, New Jersey, Short stories, Gays - New Jersey
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 505592

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Red Caps might be a rock band. Or they might be something more sinister, a fey source of sounds that are but the backdrop to thrills and misadventures. These thirteen stories provide readers jaded with the traditional, Old World fairy tales and tempts them with new stories that will engage bored readers from their suburban ennui. Closets are waiting to be explored. Escape from work camp leads to a dangerous encounter on a wet road. That high school year book is magical and might be mocking you...or helping you find love. And isn't love one of the central premises of the fairy tale? These teenage boys and girls need not fear that their love has no worth, because Steve Berman has written for them princesses who love maidens and adorkable students who have wondrous and smart boyfriends. Readers can be assured that, if the tale does not end happy, it ends most memorably.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The positivity that runs throughout the book, even in stories that end on gruesome or eerie notes, is the best part: the sense of 'coming out' in many of these pieces is also a sort of coming to life, or a coming into the self. The undercurrent of acceptance despite the odds is pleasant and heart-warming. These are stories about kids finding out what it means to be themselves, and how to be with other people. - Brit Mandelo for Tor.com Do you know what I love about Steve Berman's young adult stories? His characters always come across as young adults, neither too young nor too old. And, whether his short stories are strictly contemporary, speculative fiction or fairy tales, the core of the queer themes have weight and meaning, and there's always a sense of fun to be found in them--creepy, adventurous, romantic, weird, fun. Their endings vary from the happy to the memorable, to the twisty weird, but as a whole they usually have a positive message. - Impressions of a Reader There is variety and spice and romance and light and dark in these pages, a most satisfying melange. - Prism Book Alliance Berman's Vintage: A Ghost Story (2008) was a finalist for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy; he brings the same fertile imagination that he employed in that story to many of the entries here. - Kirkus Reviews

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