August 2012

A Wolf at the Door

Try out these bite-sized fantasy reads for some fall fun.

Collections by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling are my absolute favorite sources of fantasy literature these days, so when I heard of A Wolf at the Door, I knew I had to read it. Our library doesn’t have this collection, so I used a gift card I won in a writing competition to purchase the book online. I’m very glad that I did, too, because not only was it a great read, it will also be a wonderful book for my daughter to read in a couple of years.

Favorite authors like Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman, Gregory Maguire, and others are included in the book—as are retakes on favorite fairy tales, such as “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” and “Hansel and Gretel.” The latter, in fact, may be my favorite retelling in the entire book—as well as the darkest story in the collection.