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Door In The Hedge (original 1981; edition 1984)

by Robin McKinley (Author)

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Member:SandyAMcPherson
Title:Door In The Hedge
Authors:Robin McKinley (Author)
Info:Ace (1984), Edition: Reprint
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Tags:Fantasy, Fiction, Genre: Young Adult, Magical Adventure, Short stories

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The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley (1981)

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The Stolen Princess : 2 stars. Slow-going.
The Princess and the Frog: 2.5. Wish it had been longer. More Lian-as-frog scenes, and a more dramatic magical showdown.
The Hunting of the Hind: 2.5 stars. I like how the quiet, cast aside sister saves her Prince brother.
The Twelve Dancing Princesses: 3 stars. Decent retelling of a familiar tale. Not too clear though how exactly the spell was broken. ( )
  mrsrobin | Jun 24, 2017 |
A foray into "Faeryland"; stolen princesses, talking frogs and the interface between "our world" and that other one (that lurks). A retelling of older stories that have been around in our myths 'forever'. ( )
  SandyAMcPherson | Jun 19, 2017 |
Typical Mckinley short story collection. Very enjoyably written gentle faerie tales featuring the common sorts of themes - dancing shoes, missing babies and the like. The frog/prince one is twisted wonderfully even though you know it's coming. There's nothing intense here, no peril, little drama, just quiet romance, picturesque countryside, and people living their lives as princes and princesses as best they can - amongst the manipulations of the fae.

Short but enjoyable. ( )
1 vote reading_fox | Jul 21, 2016 |
Retellings of classic fairy-tales. Beautiful stuff - some interesting twists, but very pure and true to the tradition of these stories.
Not as memorable or powerful as The Blue Sword (but that's one of my favorite books EVER). A quick read, and wholly enjoyable. ( )
2 vote AltheaAnn | Feb 9, 2016 |
A lovely, haunting collection of traditional and original Fairytales. ( )
  Laurochka | Feb 6, 2016 |
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This book is dedicated to the memory of my grandfathers: Albert Turrell, who told me stories even more wonderful than those I could find in Andrew Lang, and Thomas McKinley, who was a soldier and fought for a Queen
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The last mortal kingdom before the unmeasured sweep of Faerieland begins has at best held an uneasy truce with its unpredictable neighbour.
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Someone is trying to add this to McKinley's Damar series, but really they're not connected at all.
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Includes: The stolen princess - The princess and the frog - The hunting of the hind - The twelve dancing princesses.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0698119606, Paperback)

Master storyteller Robin McKinley here spins two new fairy tales and retells two cherished classics. All feature princesses touched with or by magic. There is Linadel, who lives in a kingdom next to Faerieland, where princesses are stolen away on their seventeenth birthdays-and Linadel's seventeenth birthday is tomorrow. And Korah, whose brother is bewitched by the magical Golden Hind; now it is up to her to break the spell. Rana must turn to a talking frog to help save her kingdom from the evil Aliyander. And then there are the twelve princesses, enspelled to dance through the soles of their shoes every night. . . . These are tales to read with delight!

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Princess Linadel lives next door to Faerieland - where princesses are stolen away on their seventeenth birthdays, never to be seen again - and tomorrow is her seventeenth birthday.Master storyteller Robin McKinley here spins two new fairy tales and retells two cherished classics. All feature princesses touched with or by magic. There is Linadel, who lives in a kingdom next to Faerieland, where princesses are stolen away on their seventeenth birthdays-and Linadel's seventeenth birthday is tomorrow. And Korah, whose brother is bewitched by the magical Golden Hind; now it is up to her to break the spell. Rana must turn to a talking frog to help save her kingdom from the evil Aliyander. And then there are the twelve princesses, enspelled to dance through the soles of their shoes every night. These are tales to read with delight! Annotation. A master storyteller spins two new fairy tales and retells two cherished classics--each featuring princesses and magic--in this single volume.… (more)

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