By Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling
Coyote. Anansi. Brer Rabbit. Trickster characters have lengthy been a staple of folks literature. Twenty-six authors, together with Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Charles de Lint (Little (Grrl) Lost), Ellen Klages, (The eco-friendly Glass Sea), Kelly hyperlink (Pretty Monsters), Patricia A, McKillip (Ombria in Shadow), and Jane Yolen, have crafted tales and poems drawing from cultures and traditions all around the world—each fantastic, engrossing, and concept scary. Terri Windling offers a complete advent to the trickster myths of the area, and the full ebook is highlighted through the awesome of Charles Vess.
The Coyote street, like its partners the fairway guy (winner of the area fable Award) and The Faery Reel (a international delusion Award Finalist), is vital analyzing for an individual drawn to modern delusion fiction.
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