Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tam Lin

Written by: Jane Yolen

First line: There was once a strange, forbidding castle with ruined towers on a weedy piece of land called Carterhaugh.

Why you should read this book: It’s a true fairy tale, with a strong female protagonist and a deceptive and chilling antagonist. The possibility of dread and ruin lurk on every page, while the redemptive power of love continues to strive against all odds. Yolen’s masterful retelling, along with Charles Mikolaycak’s lovely illustrations create a beautiful and chilling experience for the reader.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: You think fairies must be tiny happy folk with rainbow wings who live amongst the flowers and giggle an awful lot. 

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