Fierce Fairytales

Fierce Fairytales

Poems & Stories to Stir your Soul

Book - 2018 | First U.S. edition.
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Poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of fairytales poetically retold for a new generation of women.

Traditional fairytales are rife with cliches and gender stereotypes: beautiful, silent princesses; ugly, jealous, and bitter villainesses; girls who need rescuing; and men who take all the glory.

But in this rousing new prose and poetry collection, Nikita Gill gives Once Upon a Time a much-needed modern makeover. Through her gorgeous reimagining of fairytale classics and spellbinding original tales, she dismantles the old-fashioned tropes that have been ingrained in our minds. In this book, gone are the docile women and male saviors. Instead, lines blur between heroes and villains. You will meet fearless princesses, a new kind of wolf lurking in the concrete jungle, and an independent Gretel who can bring down monsters on her own.

Complete with beautifully hand-drawn illustrations by Gill herself, Fierce Fairytales is an empowering collection of poems and stories for a new generation.
Publisher: New York, NY : Hachette Books, 2018.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780316420747
Branch Call Number: 398.2 Gill
Characteristics: x, 159 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Jan 21, 2020

Pretty misleading fairy tale book. It's actually very bad contemporary poetry. Skip it or use the book as a Frisbee.

Dec 31, 2019

“Fierce Fairytales” was a beautifully written book, I loved reading it very much. The writing encouraged me to think deeply and I gained some new pieces of wisdom as a result. Gill is fluent in the language of poetry unlike some of her contemporaries. I look forward to reading more of Gill’s work in the future. 💛

Sep 25, 2019

This book is absolutely brilliant. I’m at a loss for words. It’s so unique and gives such a unique and new perspective on classic fairytales. I absolutely loved the book! I would definitely recommend reading this. It’s got such a unique and character building approach that you just can’t help but fall in love with. ♥️

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