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Category Archives: Notes from Rapunzel’s Tower

Fairy Tales for the New World Order: Circuits and Slippers, edited by Jaylee James


It is both gratifying and heartbreaking when reality begins to resemble sci-fi and fantasy: genre fiction gets an unexpected upgrade as the predictions of mere writers come true. This collection of twenty sci-fi infused fairy tales, published in September of 2016, came at exactly the right time. Now that dystopia is becoming the new normal, […]






Girls Who Prefer the Company of the Witch: Baba Yaga’s Assistant by Marika McCoola, illustrated by Emily Carroll

by Jan Stinchcomb


I have something to tell you: I had a Slavic grandmother, a Russian-Polish woman whose parents met in Bessarabia. She was born in Harbin, Manchuria, where there was a Russian colony, and then her family immigrated to the U.S. I went through a serious Russian phase in the nineties, trying to learn the language and […]


Short Story Collections of Note: The Witch and Other Tales Re-Told by Jean Thompson; The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales by Kirsty Logan

by Jan Stinchcomb


Jean Thompson is a former National Book Award Finalist, which will come as no surprise after you have finished the first story, “The Witch.” By the time you process a story like “The Curse” you will want to read more of Jean Thompson’s books and wonder why she hasn’t yet reached rock-star status. (I read […]




Something Graphic: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll; Beautiful Creatures by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoët; Black Is the Color by Julia Gfrörer

by Jan Stinchcomb


If you miss the simple, effective stories girls tell at slumber parties, the five illustrated tales of Through the Woods just might keep you awake at night. Think of darkness and an atmosphere of foreboding splashed with blood. Remember how good it feels to be scared. Rejoice if you have children because this book can […]