cover image Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold

Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold

. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $16.95 (165pp) ISBN 978-0-689-84613-7

In Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold, ed. by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, 13 authors transform traditional fairy tales into original stories. ""The Girl in the Attic"" by Lois Metzger follows a lonely, silent 14-year-old girl who hides away in an attic room, in a story with parallels to Rapunzel. In ""Lupe,"" by Kathe Koja, a girl enters the dark woods and bravely faces a wolf and a mysterious witch, in a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. Jane Yolen, Bruce Coville and Neil Gaiman are also among the contributing authors in this companion to the editors' previous collection, A Wolf at the Door.