The Last Selchie Child by Jane Yolen

selchie_cubiertas.inddMy father’s stories
were tightly held.
He was stingy
with the past,
coining what
he could not remember,
parceling out the rest
with the cautious philanthropy
of a miser.

From “Family Stories”

Magical transformations, enchanted mirrors, talking animals, familiar tales in unfamiliar guises, all these and more are found in the pages of The Last Selchie Child. Retellings of archetypal myths and fairy tales and the nature of storytelling itself are explored in this new collection of poems by Jane Yolen.

Jane Yolen has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. She has published over 300 books, for children and adults, and her writing has won the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award, among many others. Her most recent poetry collections for adults include Things to Say to a Dead Man (Holy Cow Press), The Radiation Sonnets (Algonquin), and the forthcoming Ekaterinslav (Holy Cow Press). She divides her time between Massachussetts and Scotland.

THE LAST SELCHIE CHILD
by Jane Yolen
Fabula Rasa 04
ISBN-13: 978-0-9794208-9-4
ISBN-10: 0-9794208-9-X
Poetry/Fairy Tales
66 pages/perfect bound
Pub date: 15 May 2012
US: $14.95
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