A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

15 Retellings of Asian Myths and Legends

Book - 2018
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Fifteen authors of Asian descent reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia, in short stories ranging from fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to tales of revenge.
Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062671158
Branch Call Number: THOUS
Characteristics: 328 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Oh, Ellen - Editor
Chapman, Elsie - Editor


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Oct 22, 2019

336 pgs

nsalenga85 Aug 03, 2019

This is a great book on one of my favorite mtyhs & legends are Forbidden Fruit/Maria Makiling & Code of Honor/Aswangs because they are Filipino folktales.

JCLHebahA Feb 11, 2019

I enjoy mythology and folklore retellings, particularly when they highlight stories I haven't heard of before. This one fit the bill well with a range of new-to-me stories, a who's-who author list (both well-established YA authors and notables of contemporary genre short fiction), and a broad span of genres represented. Highlights include Alyssa Wong's "Olivia's Table," E.C. Myers' "Land of the Morning Calm," Preeti Chhibber's "Girls who Twirl and Other Dangers," and Elsie Chapman's "Bullet, Butterfly."

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Dec 07, 2018

I really enjoyed these retelling. I would have enjoyed them more if I had access to more traditional versions of the tales so I better understood how the authors were “fracturing” them. The short synopses at the end of each story were not adequate for this fairy tale nerd!

LPL_CentennialC Aug 26, 2018

If you love remixed folklore and mythology, you absolutely need to get your hands on this collection. The authors have taken traditional Asian stories and taken them in all kinds of imaginative directions. I adored each of the stories I read, but the standouts for me were:

Forbidden Fruit by Roshani Chokshi
The Land of the Morning Calm by E. C. Myers
The Crimson Cloak by Cindy Pon

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