Monday, 25 October 2010

Book Sharing Monday :: Troll's-Eye View

Troll's-Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales is a collection of stories written by fifteen different authors. You will find short stories about the villains in fairy tales like the Giant's Wife from "Jack and the Beanstalk" and Rumpelstiltskin. The editors explain in that they love the "old fairy tales, which were dark, scary, magical, suspensful, and thrilling, full of cruel stepmothers, malicious fairies, and flesh-eating orgres and giants."
We love that type at our house !

Each short story is followed by a page which gives you a tiny bit of information on the author, and also about the story you just read, why the author chose it and where the fairy tale came from originaly.
Some of the authors found in this collection are Jane Yolen, Garth Nix, Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, and Peter S. Beagle.

"There's an Evil Wizard living in Dahoe, Main. It says so, on the sign hanging outside his shop:
Evil Wizard Books, Z. Smallbone, Prop.
His shop is also his house, which looks just like an Evil Wizard's house ought to look."

With Halloween next Sunday, I found this book to have perfect timing! I also wanted to share a link that has lot of great information on Halloween, sorted by categories: peoples and groups (Druids, Celts), Themes (History of the Jack O' Lantern, Ghost Stories, Pumpkin Facts), Events (Halloween Around the World), all from Halloween.  

If you are participating in Book Sharing Monday, please add your link to Mr. Linky below. Thank you and Happy Reading!


  1. Awesome! We ♥ trolls & Neil Gaiman. TFS!!!

  2. Looks like a great choice for this week! I'm going to see if I can find a copy around here. Gaiman is a favorite here, too.

  3. Just took a look at the other authors besides Gaiman for this collection of short stories--what a list! Definitely need to find it! Thanks a bunch.

  4. That looks like a fantastic book! Cambrie loves Neil Gaiman, ordered it from Amazon, of course our library does not have it.


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