Gregory Maguire Books In Order

Another Day Books In Publication Order

  1. The Brides of Maracoor (2021)

The Hamlet Chronicles Books In Publication Order

  1. Seven Spiders Spinning (1994)
  2. Six Haunted Hairdos (1997)
  3. Five Alien Elves (1998)
  4. Four Stupid Cupids (2001)
  5. Three Rotten Eggs (2002)
  6. A Couple of April Fools (2004)
  7. One Final Firecracker (2005)

The Wicked Years Books In Publication Order

  1. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (1995)
  2. Son of a Witch (2005)
  3. A Lion Among Men (2008)
  4. Out of Oz (2011)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Lightning Time (1978)
  2. The Daughter of the Moon (1980)
  3. Lights on the Lake (1981)
  4. The Dream Stealer (1983)
  5. Oasis (1984)
  6. I Feel Like the Morning Star (1989)
  7. Missing Sisters (1994)
  8. The Good Liar (1996)
  9. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (1999)
  10. Lost (2001)
  11. Mirror Mirror (2003)
  12. What-the-Dickens (2007)
  13. The Next Queen of Heaven (2009)
  14. Matchless: A Christmas Story (2009)
  15. Egg & Spoon (2014)
  16. After Alice (2015)
  17. Hiddensee (2017)
  18. A Wild Winter Swan (2020)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. Leaping Beauty and Other Animal Fairy Tales (2004)

Picture Books In Publication Order

  1. Crabby Cratchitt (1980)
  2. The Peace and Quiet Diner (1988)
  3. Lucas Fishbone (1990)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Origins of Story: On Writing for Children (1999)
  2. Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation (2009)

The Mythic Fiction Anthology Books In Publication Order

  1. The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest (2002)
  2. The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm (2004)
  3. The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People (2009)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia (2012)

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Gregory Maguire Books Overview

Seven Spiders Spinning

What happens when seven deadly Siberian Snow Spiders from before the dawn of time invade a contemporary classroom in rural Vermont? Bedlam, and one of the funniest, creepiest, ickiest middle grade Halloween books ever written! Demon spiders, lover spiders, greedy spiders, sensitive spiders they all go on heroic quests that get entangled in classroom rivalries and local soap operas…
. Everything is part of the comic brew, from the nightly news and Spidergate to Dracula, The Wizard of Oz, Charlotte’s Web and Little Miss Muffet. BL. A fast, delightfully entertaining romp. K.

Notable Children’s Books of 1995 ALA

Six Haunted Hairdos

‘If You Ever See A Ghost,You Must Do Three Things.’Pinch yourself to make sure you’re awakePinch the ghost, to make sure it is realRun away as fast as you can!Good advice, but will it work? The kids from Seven Spiders Spinning, and their beloved teacher, Miss Earth, are back…
and they’re about to find out. The ghosts of an unhappy herd of Woolly Mammoths are wreaking havoc in Hamlet, Vermont, and the boys in the Copycat Club are the only ones who believe it. Their archenemies, the girls of the Tattletales Club, are way too mature to believe in ghosts. So, the girls come up with a hair brained scheme to scare the boys and prove once an for all that girls are superior. But while they’re getting ready, the real ghosts show up! And only one thing’s for sure, it’ll take more than a can of hairspray to give these ghosts the brush off!

Five Alien Elves

On the night before Christmas, something is flying over Hamlet, Vermont, but it isn’t a sleigh with reindeer. It’s a UFO bearing five aliens on a mission: to free this planet from its evil dictator, a fat man in a red suit and a long white beard. Disguised as Earthlings well, elves they meet Mayor Grass, fresh from his annual appearance in Santa Claus costume, and capture him. It’s up to Miss Earth’s students, the Tattletales all the girls except Pearl and the Copycats all the boys, to set aside their differences and concoct a rescue scheme. In this Yuletide sequel to Seven Spiders Spinning and Six Haunted Hairdos, visitors from the Planet Fixipuddle join the familiar folks of Hamlet Miss Earth, Grandma Earth, and the rival Tattletales and Copycats in a comic extravaganza that is literally out of this world.

Four Stupid Cupids

In this riotous, over the top Valentine’s Day farce that carries on the tradition of boy girl rivalry and strange happenings in Hamlet, Vermont, the Copycats and the Tattletales must contend with four cupids Four Stupid Cupids from ancient Greece. When the two clubs discover that the cupids can make people fall in love, the boys get nervous and the girls get busy. The Tattletales scheme to make a love match between their lonely teacher, Miss Earth, and Chad Hunkley, a national TV anchorman. Things go awry with hilarious results as the inept cupids send one arrow after another to the wrong target, and the Tattletales and Copycats must join forces to save both their beloved teacher and the not so clever cupids.

Three Rotten Eggs

Trouble is brewing in Hamlet, Vermont, when a new kid named Thud Tweed enrolls in Miss Earth’s class. He’s an oversize lug with a bad attitude that soon starts affecting his classmates especially after he tinkers with the outcome of the spring egg hunt and pits the rival Copycats and Tattletales against their own members. When three genetically manipulated eggs appear on the scene and begin to hatch, the children begin spinning lies to keep them a secret. Soon they are caught in their own web, and they realize that they must all join together even Thud if they want to find a way to right their wrongs. With themes ranging from the ethics of gene splicing and nature versus nurture to bullying and parenting, this fifth installment of the Hamlet Chronicles explores dark territory. At the same time, it introduces outrageous new characters and sparkles with Gregory Maguire’s patented tongue in cheek humor and hilarious one liners.

A Couple of April Fools

It’s springtime in Vermont, and strange happenings are afoot in the little town of Hamlet. The students at Joshua Fawcett Elementary School are busily planning their practical jokes for April Fool’s Day, but their pranks fall flat when it is discovered that their beloved teacher, Miss Earth, has gone missing. Has the mysterious creature that’s lurking about town and stalking local farm animals made a meal of Miss Earth? Or is Mayor Grass, her esteemed fianc , responsible? Miss Earth’s students know that the clock is ticking and they must find the answer and their teacher before it is too late. True to form, Gregory Maguire has added an uproarious installment to the Hamlet Chronicles, a tale packed with high humor and suspense that also touches on more serious themes of adolescence and family relationships.

One Final Firecracker

It’s the last day of school in Hamlet, Vermont…
and the last day the Copycats and Tattletales will have Miss Earth as their teacher. But there s too much going on to be sad. The Sinister Sisters Circus is in town…
then comes Miss Earth s wedding to Mayor Grass…
and then the Fourth of July!Meanwhile, the mysterious pull Hamlet seems to have on supernatural creatures is hard at work. The beings from the previous books are making their way back into town the Flameburpers Beatrice and Amos who technically never left; Rhoda, one of the Four Stupid Cupids; all five of the Five Alien Elves; Baby Tusker from Six Haunted Hairdos; and perhaps most sinisterly, Hubda, the last remaining Siberian Snow Spider. Chaos ensues as the students struggle to keep the various visitors hidden. Meanwhile, Hubda lurks, waiting for the chance to deliver her deadly bite. Don t miss this satisfying, out of this world wrap up to a beloved series.

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Following the traditions of Gabriel Garc a Marquez, John Gardner and J.R.R. Tolkien, Wicked is a richly woven tale that takes us to the other, darker side of the rainbow as novelist Gregory Maguire chronicles the Wicked Witch of the West’s odyssey through the complex world of Oz where people call you wicked if you tell the truth. Years before Dorothy and her dog crash land, another little girl makes her presence known in Oz. This girl, Elphaba, is born with emerald green skin no easy burden in a land as mean and poor as Oz, where superstition and magic are not strong enough to explain or to overcome the natural disasters of flood and famine. But Elphaba is smart, and by the time she enters the university in Shiz, she becomes a member of a charmed circle of Oz’ most promising young citizens. Elphaba’s Oz is no utopia. The Wizard’s secret police are everywhere. Animals those creatures with voices, souls and minds are threatened with exile. Young Elphaba, green and wild and misunderstood, is determined to protect the Animals even it means combating the mysterious Wizard, even if it means risking her single chance at romance. Even wiser in guilt and sorrow, she can find herself grateful when the world declares her a witch. And she can even make herself glad for that young girl from Kansas. In Wicked, Gregory Maguire has taken the largely unknown world of Oz and populated it with the power of his own imagination. Fast paced, fantastically real and supremely entertaining, this is a novel of vision and re vision. Oz never will be the same again.

Son of a Witch

The long anticipated sequel to the million copy bestselling novel Wicked

Ten years after the publication of Wicked, beloved novelist Gregory Maguire returns at last to the land of Oz. There he introduces us to Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in the Witch. Bruised, comatose, and left for dead in a gully, Liir is shattered in spirit as well as in form. But he is tended at the Cloister of Saint Glinda by the silent novice called Candle, who wills him back to life with her musical gifts.

What dark force left Liir in this condition? Is he really Elphaba’s son? He has her broom and her cape but what of her powers? Can he find his supposed half sister, Nor, last seen in the forbidding prison, Southstairs? Can he fulfill the last wishes of a dying princess? In an Oz that, since the Wizard’s departure, is under new and dangerous management, can Liir keep his head down long enough to grow up?

For the countless fans who have been dazzled and entranced by Maguire’s Oz, Son of a Witch is the rich reward they have awaited so long.

A Lion Among Men

‘Hardly more than a kitten…
I had thought to call it Prrr, but it shivers more often than it purrs, so I call it Brrr instead.’ From Wicked Since Wicked was first published in 1995, millions of readers have discovered Gregory Maguire’s fantastically encyclopedic Oz, a world filled with characters both familiar and new, darkly conceived and daringly reimagined. In the much anticipated third volume of the Wicked Years, we return to Oz, seen now through the eyes of the Cowardly Lion the once tiny cub defended by Elphaba in Wicked. While civil war looms in Oz, a tetchy oracle named Yackle prepares for death. Before her final hour, an enigmatic figure known as Brrr the Cowardly Lion arrives searching for information about Elphaba Thropp, the Wicked Witch of the West. As payment, Yackle, who hovered on the sidelines of Elphaba’s life, demands some answers of her own. Brrr surrenders his story to the ailing maunt: Abandoned as a cub, his earliest memories are gluey hazes, and his path from infancy in the Great Gillikin Forest is no Yellow Brick Road. Seeking to redress an early mistake, he trudges through a swamp of ghosts, becomes implicated in a massacre of trolls, and falls in love with a forbidding Cat princess. In the wake of laws that oppress talking Animals, he avoids a jail sentence by agreeing to serve as a lackey to the war mongering Emperor of Oz. A Lion Among Men chronicles a battle of wits hastened by the Emerald City’s approaching armies. What does the Lion know of the whereabouts of the Witch’s boy, Liir? What can Yackle reveal about the auguries of the Clock of the Time Dragon? And what of the Grimmerie, the magic book that vanished as quickly as Elphaba? Is destiny ever arbitrary? Can those tarnished by infamy escape their sobriquets cowardly, wicked, brainless, criminally earnest to claim their own histories, to live honorably within their own skins before they’re skinned alive? At once a portrait of a would be survivor and a panoramic glimpse of a world gone shrill with war fever, Gregory Maguire’s new novel is written with the sympathy and power that have made his books contemporary classics.

Out of Oz

Once peaceful and prosperous, the spectacular Land of Oz is knotted with social unrest: The Emerald City is mounting an invasion of Munchkinland, Glinda is under house arrest, and the Cowardly Lion is on the run from the law. And look who’s knocking at the door. It s none other than Dorothy. Yes. That Dorothy. Yet amidst all this chaos, Elphaba s granddaughter, the tiny green baby born at the close of Son of a Witch, has come of age. Now it is up to Rain to take up her broom and her legacy in an Oz wracked by war. The stirring, long awaited conclusion to the bestselling series begun with Wicked, Out of Oz is a magical journey rife with revelations and reversals, reprisals and surprises the hallmarks of the unique imagination of Gregory Maguire.

The Dream Stealer

Once every generation or so, a great wolf called the Blood Prince, who not only devours bodies but also steals souls, stalks the northern forests of Russia. Rumor has it that he has set his sights on the forgettable little village of Miersk. The wolf’s evil runs so deep that past survivors refuse to believe in him, and so it is up to the newest generation, two children named Pasha and Lisette, to save the village. But how can a young boy and girl stop such a beast? This mesmerizing tale draws on Russian folk stories about Vasilissa the Beautiful, Baba Yaga, and the Firebird and is filled with quirky details and memorable characters that could spring only from the imagination of Gregory Maguire. This new edition includes a prologue and is illustrated with striking cut paper silhouettes.


A well written contemporary story dealing with issues that many teenagers face, including the death of a parent and a loved one with AIDS.

Missing Sisters

She’s a skinny orphan. She’s never been able to hear too well. And she can’t speak too well, either. The only person who seems to care for her one of the nuns at the orphanage gets taken away from Alice in a freak accident.

And then one day somebody calls Alice by the wrong name.

Miami, she says.

Miami Shaw.

Miami Shaw, who may be Alice’s twin sister.

Who lives only a few miles away.

Who has what Alice has always dreamed of a whole wonderful family. But is there a place in that family for Alice?

The Good Liar

The year is 1940 and France has fallen to the German army. In the village of Mont Saint Martin, brothers Pierre, Ren , and Fat Marcel enjoy an idyllic childhood stealing berry tarts, playing soldiers, and holding contests to determine who of the three is the biggest and best liar. As the small community, especially its Jewish members, begins to feel the effects of the war, Ren and Marcel form a warm but secret friendship with one of the German soldiers occupying their village. The boys know no good can come of this friendship, but they don’t realize the extent to which they have put the lives of their family and friends in jeopardy…
until they discover that they are not the only experts at lying. In this poignant, thoughtful, and charming story, told in the form of letters to a group of schoolchildren by the now adult Marcel, Gregory Maguire again proves his range and depth as a storyteller. First published in Ireland, ‘The Good Liar‘ was short listed for the 1997 Reading Association of Ireland book award and selected as one of the hundred best books of 1996 by the Young Book Trust, England.

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

Is this new land a place where magics really happen?

From Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed author of Wicked, comes his much anticipated second novel, a brilliant and provocative retelling of the timeless Cinderella tale.

In the lives of children, pumpkins can turn into coaches, mice and rats into human beings…
. When we grow up, we learn that it’s far more common for human beings to turn into rats…

We all have heard the story of Cinderella, the beautiful child cast out to slave among the ashes. But what of her stepsisters, the homely pair exiled into ignominy by the fame of their lovely sibling? What fate befell those untouched by beauty…
and what curses accompanied Cinderella’s exquisite looks?

Extreme beauty is an affliction

Set against the rich backdrop of seventeenth century Holland, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister tells the story of Iris, an unlikely hero*ine who finds herself swept from the lowly streets of Haarlem to a strange world of wealth, artifice, and ambition. Iris’s path quickly becomes intertwined with that of Clara, the mysterious and unnaturally beautiful girl destined to become her sister.

Clara was the prettiest child, but was her life the prettiest tale?

While Clara retreats to the cinders of the family hearth, burning all memories of her past, Iris seeks out the shadowy secrets of her new household and the treacherous truth of her former life.

God and Satan snarling at each other like dogs…
. Imps and fairy godmotbers trying to undo each other’s work. How we try to pin the world between opposite extremes!

Far more than a mere fairy tale, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is a novel of beauty and betrayal, illusion and understanding, reminding us that deception can be unearthed and love unveiled in the most unexpected of places.


At the flat in Weatherall Walk there was no milk in the fridge, no ice in the tiny freezer unit…
. The better furniture was hung over with drop cloths, the leather bound books evacuated from their shelves…
. Unconnected wiring threaded from walls, and a smell of lazy drains, something rotting, unfurled from the sewer all the way up to this flat. Winnie wrenched open a window. But no sign of John?Winifred Rudge, a bemused writer struggling to get beyond the runaway success of her mass market astrology book, travels to London to jump start her new novel about a woman who is being haunted by the ghost of Jack the Ripper. Upon her arrival, she finds that her stepcousin and old friend John Comestor has disappeared, and a ghostly presence seems to have taken over his apartment in the nineteenth century rowhouse once owned by Winnie’s great great grandfather. Is it the spirit of this ancestor, who, family legend claims, was Charles Dickens’s childhood inspiration for Ebenezer Scrooge? Could it be the ghostly remains of Jack the Ripper? Or a phantasm derived from a more arcane and insidious origin?Winnie begins to investigate, but John’s erstwhile girlfriend, Allegra, is aggressively unhelpful, and his downstairs neighbor, the cat obsessed Mrs. Maddingly, is growing stranger by the day. Gripped by inspiration and desperation alike, Winnie finds herself the unwilling audience for a drama of specters and shades, some from her family’s peculiar history and some from her own unvanquished past. In the spirit of A. S. Byatt’s Possession, with dark overtones echoing from A Christmas Carol, Lostpresents a rich fictional world that will enrapture Gregory Maguire’s eager audience.

Mirror Mirror

At the turn of the quattrocento, when the mysteries of the new world threaten the belief systems of the old, a girl with hair as black as a raven’s wing, and skin as white as snow, comes of age. The Papal States are ravaged by marauding forces of condottieri, Savaronola is burned at the stake, and the famous Borgia family recipe for poison has to be located in the Vatican files. A Snow White story of affecting poetry and romance, Mirror Mirror constitutes the world of the Renaissance as a troubled and magical time in which Vatican corruption, Atlantic exploration and conquest, and the secrets husbanded in Byzantine monasteries come to bear on the life of Bianca Nevada. This abandoned girl of Tuscany has had the misfortune to fall under the charge of one of history’s most mysterious villainesses, Donna Lucrezia of the Borgias. It’s all here: why the eighth dwarf left his brothers, why the hunter spared Bianca’s life, and what happened to the deer who gave her heart to be brought as proof of the girl’s murder…
The novel continues in the spellbinding tradition of Maguire’s earlier novels, as Bianca Nevada comes out of the shadows, to ask of the reader: Well? Who is the fairest of us all?


It’s the story of What the Dickens, a newly hatched orphan creature who finds he has an attraction to teeth, a crush on a cat named McCavity, and a penchant for getting into trouble. One day he happens upon a feisty girl skibberee who is working as an Agent of Change trading coins for teeth and learns that there is a dutiful tribe of skibbereen call them tooth fairies to which he hopes to belong. As his tale of discovery unfolds, however, both What the Dickens and Dinah come to see taht the world is both richer and less sure than they ever imagined.

From the bound galley:

Meet What the Dickens, a rogue tooth fairy and Gregory Maguire’s most captivating character since his reinvention of Elphaba in Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West!

When ten year old Dinah and her two siblings are trapped by a terrible storm, cousin Gage keeps up their spirits with an unlikely fantasy that skibbereen, aka tooth fairies, live in warring colonies right in your neighborhood, colonies devoted to the planting and harvesting of your teeth. Dinah is skeptical at first, but stories told by candlelight on nights when the real world has become unbearable have a way of becoming real, and Dinah starts to wants to believe. Don’t we all?

Gregory Maguire is America’s premier interpreter of the fairy tale world. He lives with his family outside Boston, Massachusetts.

The Next Queen of Heaven

With the new millennium approaching, the eccentric town of Thebes grows even stranger. Mrs. Leontina Scales begins speaking in tongues after being clocked by a Catholic statuette. Her daughter, Tabitha, and her sons scheme to save their mother or surrender her to Jesus whatever comes first. Meanwhile, choir director Jeremy Carr, caught between lust and ambition, fumbles his way toward Y2K. The ancient Sisters of the Sorrowful Mysteries join with a gay singing group. The Radical Radiants battle the Catholics. A Christmas pageant goes horribly awry. And a child is born. Only a modern master like Gregory Maguire could spin a tale as frantic, funny, and farcical as The Next Queen of Heaven.

Matchless: A Christmas Story

Every year, NPR asks a writer to compose an original story with a Christmas theme. In 2008, Gregory Maguire reinvented the Hans Christian Andersen classic ‘The Little Match Girl’ for a new time and new audiences. When it was first translated from Danish and published in England in the mid nineteenth century, audiences likely interpreted the Little Match Girl’s dying visions of lights and a grandmother in heaven as metaphors of religious salvation. Maguire s new piece, entitled ‘Matchless,’ reilluminates Andersen s classic, using his storytelling magic to rekindle Andersen s original intentions, and to suggest transcendence, the permanence of spirit, and the continuity that links the living and the dead.

Leaping Beauty and Other Animal Fairy Tales

Who better to wreak havoc with eight beloved fairy tales than Gregory Maguire, the brilliant, funny, and nationally best selling author of the adult novel Wicked as well as the hilarious middle grade series the Hamlet Chronicles. Zany animals of all species run through these fractured tales with alarming speed and dexterity. Who would have thought that the ageless, exquisite Cinderella could be recast as the silly story of an enormous yet lovable elephant who plods along to the ball with glass pie plates on her feet; or that Sleeping Beauty, that most regal of all fairy tales, could be twisted into the story of a frog with a most unusual and promising dance career? Get ready to meet a gorilla queen and a psycho chimp, seven giant giraffes, and one very bad walrus. Accompanying these hilarious stories are delightfully witty pictures by Chris L. Demarest, master of black line and droll humor.

Crabby Cratchitt

Crabby Cratchitt has a farm…
and a hen that won t stop clucking! Crabby schemes and plots and tries everything she can to put an end to the eternal clucking, but nothing works. The noisy hen won t leave old Crabby alone. But when the hen falls silent at last, could it be that the farm is a little too quiet for Crabby, after all? A familiar rhythm, clever rhymes, and hilariously expressive illustrations deliver a surprise ending to this rollicking, laugh out loud story about a unique friendship.

Lucas Fishbone

In this Russian nursery rhyme, forty four starlings keep house and have fun together.

Origins of Story: On Writing for Children

In Origins of Story, notable writers for children consider how literature, memory, and moral passion serve the writers. Among the seventeen authors represented here are Tom Feelings, Ursula K. Le Guin, Maurice Sendak, Susan Cooper, Sarah Ellis, Katherine Paterson, Jill Paton Walsh, and Virginia Hamilton. These contributing authors reach beyond themselves and their work to discuss vitally important subjects such as home and homelessness, violence and nonviolence, and the nature of heroism. Implicit in their essays is the realization that we have much to learn from literature that mirrors the lives of children. Story is as new for children as experience itself. And when children’s writers are wise, they anticipate the freshness of their audience and reserve for children the choicest of material what Walter de la Mare called ‘the rarest kind of best.’ Under the sponsorship of Children’s Literature New England CLNE, a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1987, individuals have met annually on university campuses on both sides of the Atlantic to discuss books and their insight into children’s lives. The essays in Origins of Story represent some of the themes of the annual programs. This collection is a treasure trove, an affirmation of the vital connection between children’s books and the imagination.

Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation

Published in 1963 to great critical acclaim, Maurice Sendak’s Caldecott Award-winning ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ has sold millions of copies worldwide, garnered countless awards, and been translated into twenty-one languages. In this beautifully designed, inspired book, Gregory Maguire, himself a master of literary invention, pays tribute to Sendak and his work as both an illustrator and author. In ‘Making Mischief’ Maguire reconsiders Sendak’s oeuvre with the same adroit and idiosyncratic scrutiny that allowed him to see a hero*ine in the Wicked Witch of the West Wicked and a backstory to the ‘Little Match Girl’ this season’s Matchless. An accomplished critic, with signal reviews published in the ‘New York Times’ Book Review and lectures on art delivered at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, and other places, Maguire examines Sendak’s aesthetic influences from William Blake to Walt Disney. He intuits the ‘conversations’ – often unconscious and unspoken – that artists have with one another.

The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest

One of our most enduring, universal myths is that of the Green Man the spirit who stands for Nature in its most wild and untamed form, a man with leaves for hair who dwells deep within the mythic forest. Through the ages and around the world, the Green Man and other nature spirits have appeared in stories, songs, and artwork, as well as many beloved fantasy novels, including Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Now Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, the acclaimed editors of over twenty anthologies, have gathered some of today’s finest writers of magical fiction to interpret the spirits of nature in short stories and poetry. Charles Vess Stardust brings his stellar eye and brush to the decorations, and Windling provides an introduction exploring Green Man symbolism and forest myth. The Green Man will become required reading for teenagers and adults alike not only for fans of fantasy fiction, but for anyone interested in mythology and the mysteries of the wilderness.

The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm

Faeries, or creatures like them, can be found in almost every culture the world over benevolent and terrifying, charming and exasperating, shifting shape from country to country, story to story, and moment to moment. In The Faery Reel, acclaimed anthologists Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have asked some of today’s finest writers of fantastic fiction for short stories and poems that draw on the great wealth of world faery lore and classic faery literature. This companion to the World Fantasy Award winner and Locus bestseller The Green Man is edgy, provocative, and thoroughly magical. Like the faeries themselves.

The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People

What do werewolves, vampires, and the Little Mermaid have in common? They are all shapechangers. In The Beastly Bride, acclaimed editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling bring together original stories and poems from a stellar lineup of authors including Peter S. Beagle, Ellen Kushner, Jane Yolen, Lucius Shepard, and Tanith Lee, as well as many new, diverse voices. Terri Windling provides a scholarly, yet accessible introduction, and Charles Vess’s decorations open each story. From Finland to India, the Pacific Northwest to the Hamptons, shapechangers are part of our magical landscape and The Beastly Bride is sure to be one of the most acclaimed anthologies of the year.

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