Twelve Impossible Things Before Breakfast by Jane Yolen

impossible thingsWhat a fun book! In this collection of short stories, Yolen has twisted and tweaked our most beloved children’s classics into completely fractured fairy tales! Yolen’s writing answers questions like, “What if the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff was told from the bridge’s point of view?” and “What would happen if Wendy and all her girlfriends decided to unionize against Peter Pan and the rest of the Lost Boys?” Plus, there’s some great original stuff here, like an Appalachian vampire mama, and a New York Central Park of the future where teens morph from humans into animal predators and prey, with sometimes disastrous results. To quote Yolen, this collection is “coolish!”

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