The Emerald Circus

The Emerald Circus

Enter the Emerald Circus and be astonished by the transformations of your favorite tales. Ringmaster and internationally bestselling author Jane Yolen (Briar Rose, Sister Emily?s Lightship) spins modern fantasy classics in tales that go well beyond Wonderland and Oz, down the rabbit hole and back again. Where is Wendy? Leading a labor strike against the Lost Boys, of course Enter the Emerald Circus and be astonished by the transformations of your favorite tales. Ringmaster and internatio...

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Title:The Emerald Circus
Author:Jane Yolen
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1616962739
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

The Emerald Circus Reviews

  • Sherwood Smith
    Nov 17, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

  • Jessica
    Feb 13, 2018

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

  • Beth
    Feb 06, 2018

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

    If you've not read previous Yolen collections or other Fairytale anthologies, this is a great collection. About 1/3 of the way through, I realized I'd read the majority of them previously. Dorothy, Guinevere, Wendy, and several Alices ... all your favorite fairytale dames are here in...

    I?m ashamed to have to admit that before requesting The Emerald Circus, to review, I didn?t know who Jane Yolen was. I don?t know why, but she never entered my circle of consciousness, despite being a veteran of SFF, having been publishing for over 50 years, having won countless ...

    I received a free e-book copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Yolen's Emerald Circus is a collection of short stories, many of which were inspired by books for children, legends (the Arthurian myth) or lives of writers. There is, for example, a st...

    A collection of short fiction by Jane Yolen. Yolen is known for her fairy-tale retellings, but she doesn't restrict herself to fairy tales here, by any means - though several of the stories combine fairy tales with other literature, history, or author biography. The first story, for ex...

    This is a collection of stories in which classic tales are re-imagined. Alice in Wonderland turns up once as a very elderly Alice seeking out the rabbit hole in a park now surrounded by housing and also as Alice learning how to become brave and strong in Tough Alice. Peter Pan is turne...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this Book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 Stars Jane Yolen is a revered and highly lauded writer of poetry, folklore, and fantasy who has been publishing for decades. At the outset, we should say these stories are fairy a...

    I'm a fan of Yolen, but I've found she doesn't re-read very well. That's a problem for a collection like this where there's only a couple of new stories. Luckily, I don't read a ton of multi-author anthologies, so I'd only read about 1/4 of the stories before. If you haven't already...

    This is the first book I've read from Jane Yolen (new to fairytales, I am) and wouldn't be the last. And what a treat that I read a collection of her stories. I actually requested this from netgalley in a hope to read much of fairy tales, or at least get an idea of each in one singl...

    Jane Yolen mentions in the introduction to this book that she's often described as "the Hans Christian Anderson" of contemporary folktales (she jokes that she's actually the "Hans Jewish Anderson") and this collection justifies the description. I read the stories in two sittings as eac...

  • Mike
    Aug 04, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

    If you've not read previous Yolen collections or other Fairytale anthologies, this is a great collection. About 1/3 of the way through, I realized I'd read the majority of them previously. Dorothy, Guinevere, Wendy, and several Alices ... all your favorite fairytale dames are here in...

    I?m ashamed to have to admit that before requesting The Emerald Circus, to review, I didn?t know who Jane Yolen was. I don?t know why, but she never entered my circle of consciousness, despite being a veteran of SFF, having been publishing for over 50 years, having won countless ...

    I received a free e-book copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Yolen's Emerald Circus is a collection of short stories, many of which were inspired by books for children, legends (the Arthurian myth) or lives of writers. There is, for example, a st...

    A collection of short fiction by Jane Yolen. Yolen is known for her fairy-tale retellings, but she doesn't restrict herself to fairy tales here, by any means - though several of the stories combine fairy tales with other literature, history, or author biography. The first story, for ex...

  • Kris
    Aug 21, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

    If you've not read previous Yolen collections or other Fairytale anthologies, this is a great collection. About 1/3 of the way through, I realized I'd read the majority of them previously. Dorothy, Guinevere, Wendy, and several Alices ... all your favorite fairytale dames are here in...

    I?m ashamed to have to admit that before requesting The Emerald Circus, to review, I didn?t know who Jane Yolen was. I don?t know why, but she never entered my circle of consciousness, despite being a veteran of SFF, having been publishing for over 50 years, having won countless ...

    I received a free e-book copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Yolen's Emerald Circus is a collection of short stories, many of which were inspired by books for children, legends (the Arthurian myth) or lives of writers. There is, for example, a st...

    A collection of short fiction by Jane Yolen. Yolen is known for her fairy-tale retellings, but she doesn't restrict herself to fairy tales here, by any means - though several of the stories combine fairy tales with other literature, history, or author biography. The first story, for ex...

    This is a collection of stories in which classic tales are re-imagined. Alice in Wonderland turns up once as a very elderly Alice seeking out the rabbit hole in a park now surrounded by housing and also as Alice learning how to become brave and strong in Tough Alice. Peter Pan is turne...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this Book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 Stars Jane Yolen is a revered and highly lauded writer of poetry, folklore, and fantasy who has been publishing for decades. At the outset, we should say these stories are fairy a...

    I'm a fan of Yolen, but I've found she doesn't re-read very well. That's a problem for a collection like this where there's only a couple of new stories. Luckily, I don't read a ton of multi-author anthologies, so I'd only read about 1/4 of the stories before. If you haven't already...

    This is the first book I've read from Jane Yolen (new to fairytales, I am) and wouldn't be the last. And what a treat that I read a collection of her stories. I actually requested this from netgalley in a hope to read much of fairy tales, or at least get an idea of each in one singl...

    Jane Yolen mentions in the introduction to this book that she's often described as "the Hans Christian Anderson" of contemporary folktales (she jokes that she's actually the "Hans Jewish Anderson") and this collection justifies the description. I read the stories in two sittings as eac...

    All of these stories were new to me, even though Yolen herself isn't. It's a great collection, focusing almost entirely on twists on fairy tales, familiar works, and folk stories, usually through a bit of a feminist lens. I didn't dislike a single story in it, while a few of the storie...

    Lovely Wonderfully vivid stories by the consummate storyteller. These are all riffs on fairy tales and legends and are delightful. An additional section in the back give info on some of her inspirations. ...

    One small issue with this... I didn't realize it was a collection of Yolan's stories and was hoping for new stories but I love Yolan so I loved this collection!!! It's the best fairy tale reimaginings ever... ...

    3.5 stars. The cover and title for this immediately caught my eye?not only is it pretty, but suggesting an Oz-based circus made me giddy. I think this ingrained very, VERY high expectations for all the stories contained within, which may be why my rating isn?t as high as I?d h...

    Jane Yolen once again returns to fairy tales and classics for inspiration in this collection of 16 short stories (and as many poems in the author notes). My favorites were the longer stories that took more time to develop character motivations and subtleties. And even though I'd alread...

    This was my first time reading Jane Yolen?s short stories, but before was familiar with her longer works and her books for children. I knew her as a prolific writer, so I was drawn to read a new (to me) side of her work. Within a few stories I became aware of Yolen?s talent for cre...

    I only really liked two or three of the stories which was a shame. I was really looking forward to this. ...

    I'm grateful to the publisher for an advance e-copy of this book via NetGalley. The title of this collection of short stories and poems alludes to the fourth, Blown Away, which is a reworking of The Wizard of Oz - or perhaps a prequel, sequel or accompaniment, featuring a Dorothy wh...

    Jane Yolen?s collection THE EMERALD CIRCUS is pure delight for anyone who craves inspired retellings of classics from literature, or re-imaginings of the lives of real literary figures. Yolen takes a slanted look at the lives of Emily Dickinson, Hans Christian Andersen, and Edgar All...

    Each story is unique and magical. I loved it from start to finish. ...

  • Marzie
    Nov 14, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

    If you've not read previous Yolen collections or other Fairytale anthologies, this is a great collection. About 1/3 of the way through, I realized I'd read the majority of them previously. Dorothy, Guinevere, Wendy, and several Alices ... all your favorite fairytale dames are here in...

    I?m ashamed to have to admit that before requesting The Emerald Circus, to review, I didn?t know who Jane Yolen was. I don?t know why, but she never entered my circle of consciousness, despite being a veteran of SFF, having been publishing for over 50 years, having won countless ...

    I received a free e-book copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Yolen's Emerald Circus is a collection of short stories, many of which were inspired by books for children, legends (the Arthurian myth) or lives of writers. There is, for example, a st...

    A collection of short fiction by Jane Yolen. Yolen is known for her fairy-tale retellings, but she doesn't restrict herself to fairy tales here, by any means - though several of the stories combine fairy tales with other literature, history, or author biography. The first story, for ex...

    This is a collection of stories in which classic tales are re-imagined. Alice in Wonderland turns up once as a very elderly Alice seeking out the rabbit hole in a park now surrounded by housing and also as Alice learning how to become brave and strong in Tough Alice. Peter Pan is turne...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this Book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 Stars Jane Yolen is a revered and highly lauded writer of poetry, folklore, and fantasy who has been publishing for decades. At the outset, we should say these stories are fairy a...

  • Katy
    Oct 26, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

  • Melanti
    Sep 06, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

    If you've not read previous Yolen collections or other Fairytale anthologies, this is a great collection. About 1/3 of the way through, I realized I'd read the majority of them previously. Dorothy, Guinevere, Wendy, and several Alices ... all your favorite fairytale dames are here in...

    I?m ashamed to have to admit that before requesting The Emerald Circus, to review, I didn?t know who Jane Yolen was. I don?t know why, but she never entered my circle of consciousness, despite being a veteran of SFF, having been publishing for over 50 years, having won countless ...

    I received a free e-book copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Yolen's Emerald Circus is a collection of short stories, many of which were inspired by books for children, legends (the Arthurian myth) or lives of writers. There is, for example, a st...

    A collection of short fiction by Jane Yolen. Yolen is known for her fairy-tale retellings, but she doesn't restrict herself to fairy tales here, by any means - though several of the stories combine fairy tales with other literature, history, or author biography. The first story, for ex...

    This is a collection of stories in which classic tales are re-imagined. Alice in Wonderland turns up once as a very elderly Alice seeking out the rabbit hole in a park now surrounded by housing and also as Alice learning how to become brave and strong in Tough Alice. Peter Pan is turne...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this Book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 Stars Jane Yolen is a revered and highly lauded writer of poetry, folklore, and fantasy who has been publishing for decades. At the outset, we should say these stories are fairy a...

    I'm a fan of Yolen, but I've found she doesn't re-read very well. That's a problem for a collection like this where there's only a couple of new stories. Luckily, I don't read a ton of multi-author anthologies, so I'd only read about 1/4 of the stories before. If you haven't already...

  • Brandon Sanderson
    Nov 08, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

  • wishforagiraffe
    Feb 10, 2018

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

    If you've not read previous Yolen collections or other Fairytale anthologies, this is a great collection. About 1/3 of the way through, I realized I'd read the majority of them previously. Dorothy, Guinevere, Wendy, and several Alices ... all your favorite fairytale dames are here in...

    I?m ashamed to have to admit that before requesting The Emerald Circus, to review, I didn?t know who Jane Yolen was. I don?t know why, but she never entered my circle of consciousness, despite being a veteran of SFF, having been publishing for over 50 years, having won countless ...

    I received a free e-book copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Yolen's Emerald Circus is a collection of short stories, many of which were inspired by books for children, legends (the Arthurian myth) or lives of writers. There is, for example, a st...

    A collection of short fiction by Jane Yolen. Yolen is known for her fairy-tale retellings, but she doesn't restrict herself to fairy tales here, by any means - though several of the stories combine fairy tales with other literature, history, or author biography. The first story, for ex...

    This is a collection of stories in which classic tales are re-imagined. Alice in Wonderland turns up once as a very elderly Alice seeking out the rabbit hole in a park now surrounded by housing and also as Alice learning how to become brave and strong in Tough Alice. Peter Pan is turne...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this Book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 Stars Jane Yolen is a revered and highly lauded writer of poetry, folklore, and fantasy who has been publishing for decades. At the outset, we should say these stories are fairy a...

    I'm a fan of Yolen, but I've found she doesn't re-read very well. That's a problem for a collection like this where there's only a couple of new stories. Luckily, I don't read a ton of multi-author anthologies, so I'd only read about 1/4 of the stories before. If you haven't already...

    This is the first book I've read from Jane Yolen (new to fairytales, I am) and wouldn't be the last. And what a treat that I read a collection of her stories. I actually requested this from netgalley in a hope to read much of fairy tales, or at least get an idea of each in one singl...

    Jane Yolen mentions in the introduction to this book that she's often described as "the Hans Christian Anderson" of contemporary folktales (she jokes that she's actually the "Hans Jewish Anderson") and this collection justifies the description. I read the stories in two sittings as eac...

    All of these stories were new to me, even though Yolen herself isn't. It's a great collection, focusing almost entirely on twists on fairy tales, familiar works, and folk stories, usually through a bit of a feminist lens. I didn't dislike a single story in it, while a few of the storie...

  • Vivian
    Aug 14, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

  • Devann
    Nov 19, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

  • Marissa
    Oct 12, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

    If you've not read previous Yolen collections or other Fairytale anthologies, this is a great collection. About 1/3 of the way through, I realized I'd read the majority of them previously. Dorothy, Guinevere, Wendy, and several Alices ... all your favorite fairytale dames are here in...

    I?m ashamed to have to admit that before requesting The Emerald Circus, to review, I didn?t know who Jane Yolen was. I don?t know why, but she never entered my circle of consciousness, despite being a veteran of SFF, having been publishing for over 50 years, having won countless ...

    I received a free e-book copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Yolen's Emerald Circus is a collection of short stories, many of which were inspired by books for children, legends (the Arthurian myth) or lives of writers. There is, for example, a st...

    A collection of short fiction by Jane Yolen. Yolen is known for her fairy-tale retellings, but she doesn't restrict herself to fairy tales here, by any means - though several of the stories combine fairy tales with other literature, history, or author biography. The first story, for ex...

    This is a collection of stories in which classic tales are re-imagined. Alice in Wonderland turns up once as a very elderly Alice seeking out the rabbit hole in a park now surrounded by housing and also as Alice learning how to become brave and strong in Tough Alice. Peter Pan is turne...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this Book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 Stars Jane Yolen is a revered and highly lauded writer of poetry, folklore, and fantasy who has been publishing for decades. At the outset, we should say these stories are fairy a...

    I'm a fan of Yolen, but I've found she doesn't re-read very well. That's a problem for a collection like this where there's only a couple of new stories. Luckily, I don't read a ton of multi-author anthologies, so I'd only read about 1/4 of the stories before. If you haven't already...

    This is the first book I've read from Jane Yolen (new to fairytales, I am) and wouldn't be the last. And what a treat that I read a collection of her stories. I actually requested this from netgalley in a hope to read much of fairy tales, or at least get an idea of each in one singl...

    Jane Yolen mentions in the introduction to this book that she's often described as "the Hans Christian Anderson" of contemporary folktales (she jokes that she's actually the "Hans Jewish Anderson") and this collection justifies the description. I read the stories in two sittings as eac...

    All of these stories were new to me, even though Yolen herself isn't. It's a great collection, focusing almost entirely on twists on fairy tales, familiar works, and folk stories, usually through a bit of a feminist lens. I didn't dislike a single story in it, while a few of the storie...

    Lovely Wonderfully vivid stories by the consummate storyteller. These are all riffs on fairy tales and legends and are delightful. An additional section in the back give info on some of her inspirations. ...

    One small issue with this... I didn't realize it was a collection of Yolan's stories and was hoping for new stories but I love Yolan so I loved this collection!!! It's the best fairy tale reimaginings ever... ...

  • Margaret
    Jul 20, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

    If you've not read previous Yolen collections or other Fairytale anthologies, this is a great collection. About 1/3 of the way through, I realized I'd read the majority of them previously. Dorothy, Guinevere, Wendy, and several Alices ... all your favorite fairytale dames are here in...

    I?m ashamed to have to admit that before requesting The Emerald Circus, to review, I didn?t know who Jane Yolen was. I don?t know why, but she never entered my circle of consciousness, despite being a veteran of SFF, having been publishing for over 50 years, having won countless ...

    I received a free e-book copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Yolen's Emerald Circus is a collection of short stories, many of which were inspired by books for children, legends (the Arthurian myth) or lives of writers. There is, for example, a st...

    A collection of short fiction by Jane Yolen. Yolen is known for her fairy-tale retellings, but she doesn't restrict herself to fairy tales here, by any means - though several of the stories combine fairy tales with other literature, history, or author biography. The first story, for ex...

    This is a collection of stories in which classic tales are re-imagined. Alice in Wonderland turns up once as a very elderly Alice seeking out the rabbit hole in a park now surrounded by housing and also as Alice learning how to become brave and strong in Tough Alice. Peter Pan is turne...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this Book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 Stars Jane Yolen is a revered and highly lauded writer of poetry, folklore, and fantasy who has been publishing for decades. At the outset, we should say these stories are fairy a...

    I'm a fan of Yolen, but I've found she doesn't re-read very well. That's a problem for a collection like this where there's only a couple of new stories. Luckily, I don't read a ton of multi-author anthologies, so I'd only read about 1/4 of the stories before. If you haven't already...

    This is the first book I've read from Jane Yolen (new to fairytales, I am) and wouldn't be the last. And what a treat that I read a collection of her stories. I actually requested this from netgalley in a hope to read much of fairy tales, or at least get an idea of each in one singl...

    Jane Yolen mentions in the introduction to this book that she's often described as "the Hans Christian Anderson" of contemporary folktales (she jokes that she's actually the "Hans Jewish Anderson") and this collection justifies the description. I read the stories in two sittings as eac...

    All of these stories were new to me, even though Yolen herself isn't. It's a great collection, focusing almost entirely on twists on fairy tales, familiar works, and folk stories, usually through a bit of a feminist lens. I didn't dislike a single story in it, while a few of the storie...

    Lovely Wonderfully vivid stories by the consummate storyteller. These are all riffs on fairy tales and legends and are delightful. An additional section in the back give info on some of her inspirations. ...

    One small issue with this... I didn't realize it was a collection of Yolan's stories and was hoping for new stories but I love Yolan so I loved this collection!!! It's the best fairy tale reimaginings ever... ...

    3.5 stars. The cover and title for this immediately caught my eye?not only is it pretty, but suggesting an Oz-based circus made me giddy. I think this ingrained very, VERY high expectations for all the stories contained within, which may be why my rating isn?t as high as I?d h...

    Jane Yolen once again returns to fairy tales and classics for inspiration in this collection of 16 short stories (and as many poems in the author notes). My favorites were the longer stories that took more time to develop character motivations and subtleties. And even though I'd alread...

  • Helen
    Jan 31, 2018

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

    If you've not read previous Yolen collections or other Fairytale anthologies, this is a great collection. About 1/3 of the way through, I realized I'd read the majority of them previously. Dorothy, Guinevere, Wendy, and several Alices ... all your favorite fairytale dames are here in...

    I?m ashamed to have to admit that before requesting The Emerald Circus, to review, I didn?t know who Jane Yolen was. I don?t know why, but she never entered my circle of consciousness, despite being a veteran of SFF, having been publishing for over 50 years, having won countless ...

    I received a free e-book copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Yolen's Emerald Circus is a collection of short stories, many of which were inspired by books for children, legends (the Arthurian myth) or lives of writers. There is, for example, a st...

    A collection of short fiction by Jane Yolen. Yolen is known for her fairy-tale retellings, but she doesn't restrict herself to fairy tales here, by any means - though several of the stories combine fairy tales with other literature, history, or author biography. The first story, for ex...

    This is a collection of stories in which classic tales are re-imagined. Alice in Wonderland turns up once as a very elderly Alice seeking out the rabbit hole in a park now surrounded by housing and also as Alice learning how to become brave and strong in Tough Alice. Peter Pan is turne...

  • Nostalgia Reader
    Aug 02, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

    If you've not read previous Yolen collections or other Fairytale anthologies, this is a great collection. About 1/3 of the way through, I realized I'd read the majority of them previously. Dorothy, Guinevere, Wendy, and several Alices ... all your favorite fairytale dames are here in...

    I?m ashamed to have to admit that before requesting The Emerald Circus, to review, I didn?t know who Jane Yolen was. I don?t know why, but she never entered my circle of consciousness, despite being a veteran of SFF, having been publishing for over 50 years, having won countless ...

    I received a free e-book copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Yolen's Emerald Circus is a collection of short stories, many of which were inspired by books for children, legends (the Arthurian myth) or lives of writers. There is, for example, a st...

    A collection of short fiction by Jane Yolen. Yolen is known for her fairy-tale retellings, but she doesn't restrict herself to fairy tales here, by any means - though several of the stories combine fairy tales with other literature, history, or author biography. The first story, for ex...

    This is a collection of stories in which classic tales are re-imagined. Alice in Wonderland turns up once as a very elderly Alice seeking out the rabbit hole in a park now surrounded by housing and also as Alice learning how to become brave and strong in Tough Alice. Peter Pan is turne...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this Book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 Stars Jane Yolen is a revered and highly lauded writer of poetry, folklore, and fantasy who has been publishing for decades. At the outset, we should say these stories are fairy a...

    I'm a fan of Yolen, but I've found she doesn't re-read very well. That's a problem for a collection like this where there's only a couple of new stories. Luckily, I don't read a ton of multi-author anthologies, so I'd only read about 1/4 of the stories before. If you haven't already...

    This is the first book I've read from Jane Yolen (new to fairytales, I am) and wouldn't be the last. And what a treat that I read a collection of her stories. I actually requested this from netgalley in a hope to read much of fairy tales, or at least get an idea of each in one singl...

    Jane Yolen mentions in the introduction to this book that she's often described as "the Hans Christian Anderson" of contemporary folktales (she jokes that she's actually the "Hans Jewish Anderson") and this collection justifies the description. I read the stories in two sittings as eac...

    All of these stories were new to me, even though Yolen herself isn't. It's a great collection, focusing almost entirely on twists on fairy tales, familiar works, and folk stories, usually through a bit of a feminist lens. I didn't dislike a single story in it, while a few of the storie...

    Lovely Wonderfully vivid stories by the consummate storyteller. These are all riffs on fairy tales and legends and are delightful. An additional section in the back give info on some of her inspirations. ...

    One small issue with this... I didn't realize it was a collection of Yolan's stories and was hoping for new stories but I love Yolan so I loved this collection!!! It's the best fairy tale reimaginings ever... ...

    3.5 stars. The cover and title for this immediately caught my eye?not only is it pretty, but suggesting an Oz-based circus made me giddy. I think this ingrained very, VERY high expectations for all the stories contained within, which may be why my rating isn?t as high as I?d h...

  • Duncan
    Nov 24, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

    If you've not read previous Yolen collections or other Fairytale anthologies, this is a great collection. About 1/3 of the way through, I realized I'd read the majority of them previously. Dorothy, Guinevere, Wendy, and several Alices ... all your favorite fairytale dames are here in...

    I?m ashamed to have to admit that before requesting The Emerald Circus, to review, I didn?t know who Jane Yolen was. I don?t know why, but she never entered my circle of consciousness, despite being a veteran of SFF, having been publishing for over 50 years, having won countless ...

    I received a free e-book copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Yolen's Emerald Circus is a collection of short stories, many of which were inspired by books for children, legends (the Arthurian myth) or lives of writers. There is, for example, a st...

    A collection of short fiction by Jane Yolen. Yolen is known for her fairy-tale retellings, but she doesn't restrict herself to fairy tales here, by any means - though several of the stories combine fairy tales with other literature, history, or author biography. The first story, for ex...

    This is a collection of stories in which classic tales are re-imagined. Alice in Wonderland turns up once as a very elderly Alice seeking out the rabbit hole in a park now surrounded by housing and also as Alice learning how to become brave and strong in Tough Alice. Peter Pan is turne...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this Book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 Stars Jane Yolen is a revered and highly lauded writer of poetry, folklore, and fantasy who has been publishing for decades. At the outset, we should say these stories are fairy a...

    I'm a fan of Yolen, but I've found she doesn't re-read very well. That's a problem for a collection like this where there's only a couple of new stories. Luckily, I don't read a ton of multi-author anthologies, so I'd only read about 1/4 of the stories before. If you haven't already...

    This is the first book I've read from Jane Yolen (new to fairytales, I am) and wouldn't be the last. And what a treat that I read a collection of her stories. I actually requested this from netgalley in a hope to read much of fairy tales, or at least get an idea of each in one singl...

    Jane Yolen mentions in the introduction to this book that she's often described as "the Hans Christian Anderson" of contemporary folktales (she jokes that she's actually the "Hans Jewish Anderson") and this collection justifies the description. I read the stories in two sittings as eac...

    All of these stories were new to me, even though Yolen herself isn't. It's a great collection, focusing almost entirely on twists on fairy tales, familiar works, and folk stories, usually through a bit of a feminist lens. I didn't dislike a single story in it, while a few of the storie...

    Lovely Wonderfully vivid stories by the consummate storyteller. These are all riffs on fairy tales and legends and are delightful. An additional section in the back give info on some of her inspirations. ...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Aug 17, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

  • David Harris
    Dec 04, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

    If you've not read previous Yolen collections or other Fairytale anthologies, this is a great collection. About 1/3 of the way through, I realized I'd read the majority of them previously. Dorothy, Guinevere, Wendy, and several Alices ... all your favorite fairytale dames are here in...

    I?m ashamed to have to admit that before requesting The Emerald Circus, to review, I didn?t know who Jane Yolen was. I don?t know why, but she never entered my circle of consciousness, despite being a veteran of SFF, having been publishing for over 50 years, having won countless ...

    I received a free e-book copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Yolen's Emerald Circus is a collection of short stories, many of which were inspired by books for children, legends (the Arthurian myth) or lives of writers. There is, for example, a st...

    A collection of short fiction by Jane Yolen. Yolen is known for her fairy-tale retellings, but she doesn't restrict herself to fairy tales here, by any means - though several of the stories combine fairy tales with other literature, history, or author biography. The first story, for ex...

    This is a collection of stories in which classic tales are re-imagined. Alice in Wonderland turns up once as a very elderly Alice seeking out the rabbit hole in a park now surrounded by housing and also as Alice learning how to become brave and strong in Tough Alice. Peter Pan is turne...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this Book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 Stars Jane Yolen is a revered and highly lauded writer of poetry, folklore, and fantasy who has been publishing for decades. At the outset, we should say these stories are fairy a...

    I'm a fan of Yolen, but I've found she doesn't re-read very well. That's a problem for a collection like this where there's only a couple of new stories. Luckily, I don't read a ton of multi-author anthologies, so I'd only read about 1/4 of the stories before. If you haven't already...

    This is the first book I've read from Jane Yolen (new to fairytales, I am) and wouldn't be the last. And what a treat that I read a collection of her stories. I actually requested this from netgalley in a hope to read much of fairy tales, or at least get an idea of each in one singl...

    Jane Yolen mentions in the introduction to this book that she's often described as "the Hans Christian Anderson" of contemporary folktales (she jokes that she's actually the "Hans Jewish Anderson") and this collection justifies the description. I read the stories in two sittings as eac...

    All of these stories were new to me, even though Yolen herself isn't. It's a great collection, focusing almost entirely on twists on fairy tales, familiar works, and folk stories, usually through a bit of a feminist lens. I didn't dislike a single story in it, while a few of the storie...

    Lovely Wonderfully vivid stories by the consummate storyteller. These are all riffs on fairy tales and legends and are delightful. An additional section in the back give info on some of her inspirations. ...

    One small issue with this... I didn't realize it was a collection of Yolan's stories and was hoping for new stories but I love Yolan so I loved this collection!!! It's the best fairy tale reimaginings ever... ...

    3.5 stars. The cover and title for this immediately caught my eye?not only is it pretty, but suggesting an Oz-based circus made me giddy. I think this ingrained very, VERY high expectations for all the stories contained within, which may be why my rating isn?t as high as I?d h...

    Jane Yolen once again returns to fairy tales and classics for inspiration in this collection of 16 short stories (and as many poems in the author notes). My favorites were the longer stories that took more time to develop character motivations and subtleties. And even though I'd alread...

    This was my first time reading Jane Yolen?s short stories, but before was familiar with her longer works and her books for children. I knew her as a prolific writer, so I was drawn to read a new (to me) side of her work. Within a few stories I became aware of Yolen?s talent for cre...

    I only really liked two or three of the stories which was a shame. I was really looking forward to this. ...

    I'm grateful to the publisher for an advance e-copy of this book via NetGalley. The title of this collection of short stories and poems alludes to the fourth, Blown Away, which is a reworking of The Wizard of Oz - or perhaps a prequel, sequel or accompaniment, featuring a Dorothy wh...

  • Girl
    Feb 08, 2018

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

    If you've not read previous Yolen collections or other Fairytale anthologies, this is a great collection. About 1/3 of the way through, I realized I'd read the majority of them previously. Dorothy, Guinevere, Wendy, and several Alices ... all your favorite fairytale dames are here in...

    I?m ashamed to have to admit that before requesting The Emerald Circus, to review, I didn?t know who Jane Yolen was. I don?t know why, but she never entered my circle of consciousness, despite being a veteran of SFF, having been publishing for over 50 years, having won countless ...

    I received a free e-book copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Yolen's Emerald Circus is a collection of short stories, many of which were inspired by books for children, legends (the Arthurian myth) or lives of writers. There is, for example, a st...

  • Kristie
    Aug 08, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

    If you've not read previous Yolen collections or other Fairytale anthologies, this is a great collection. About 1/3 of the way through, I realized I'd read the majority of them previously. Dorothy, Guinevere, Wendy, and several Alices ... all your favorite fairytale dames are here in...

    I?m ashamed to have to admit that before requesting The Emerald Circus, to review, I didn?t know who Jane Yolen was. I don?t know why, but she never entered my circle of consciousness, despite being a veteran of SFF, having been publishing for over 50 years, having won countless ...

    I received a free e-book copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Yolen's Emerald Circus is a collection of short stories, many of which were inspired by books for children, legends (the Arthurian myth) or lives of writers. There is, for example, a st...

    A collection of short fiction by Jane Yolen. Yolen is known for her fairy-tale retellings, but she doesn't restrict herself to fairy tales here, by any means - though several of the stories combine fairy tales with other literature, history, or author biography. The first story, for ex...

    This is a collection of stories in which classic tales are re-imagined. Alice in Wonderland turns up once as a very elderly Alice seeking out the rabbit hole in a park now surrounded by housing and also as Alice learning how to become brave and strong in Tough Alice. Peter Pan is turne...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this Book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 Stars Jane Yolen is a revered and highly lauded writer of poetry, folklore, and fantasy who has been publishing for decades. At the outset, we should say these stories are fairy a...

    I'm a fan of Yolen, but I've found she doesn't re-read very well. That's a problem for a collection like this where there's only a couple of new stories. Luckily, I don't read a ton of multi-author anthologies, so I'd only read about 1/4 of the stories before. If you haven't already...

    This is the first book I've read from Jane Yolen (new to fairytales, I am) and wouldn't be the last. And what a treat that I read a collection of her stories. I actually requested this from netgalley in a hope to read much of fairy tales, or at least get an idea of each in one singl...

    Jane Yolen mentions in the introduction to this book that she's often described as "the Hans Christian Anderson" of contemporary folktales (she jokes that she's actually the "Hans Jewish Anderson") and this collection justifies the description. I read the stories in two sittings as eac...

    All of these stories were new to me, even though Yolen herself isn't. It's a great collection, focusing almost entirely on twists on fairy tales, familiar works, and folk stories, usually through a bit of a feminist lens. I didn't dislike a single story in it, while a few of the storie...

    Lovely Wonderfully vivid stories by the consummate storyteller. These are all riffs on fairy tales and legends and are delightful. An additional section in the back give info on some of her inspirations. ...

    One small issue with this... I didn't realize it was a collection of Yolan's stories and was hoping for new stories but I love Yolan so I loved this collection!!! It's the best fairy tale reimaginings ever... ...

    3.5 stars. The cover and title for this immediately caught my eye?not only is it pretty, but suggesting an Oz-based circus made me giddy. I think this ingrained very, VERY high expectations for all the stories contained within, which may be why my rating isn?t as high as I?d h...

    Jane Yolen once again returns to fairy tales and classics for inspiration in this collection of 16 short stories (and as many poems in the author notes). My favorites were the longer stories that took more time to develop character motivations and subtleties. And even though I'd alread...

    This was my first time reading Jane Yolen?s short stories, but before was familiar with her longer works and her books for children. I knew her as a prolific writer, so I was drawn to read a new (to me) side of her work. Within a few stories I became aware of Yolen?s talent for cre...

    I only really liked two or three of the stories which was a shame. I was really looking forward to this. ...

    I'm grateful to the publisher for an advance e-copy of this book via NetGalley. The title of this collection of short stories and poems alludes to the fourth, Blown Away, which is a reworking of The Wizard of Oz - or perhaps a prequel, sequel or accompaniment, featuring a Dorothy wh...

    Jane Yolen?s collection THE EMERALD CIRCUS is pure delight for anyone who craves inspired retellings of classics from literature, or re-imaginings of the lives of real literary figures. Yolen takes a slanted look at the lives of Emily Dickinson, Hans Christian Andersen, and Edgar All...

  • Janie G
    Nov 29, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

    If you've not read previous Yolen collections or other Fairytale anthologies, this is a great collection. About 1/3 of the way through, I realized I'd read the majority of them previously. Dorothy, Guinevere, Wendy, and several Alices ... all your favorite fairytale dames are here in...

    I?m ashamed to have to admit that before requesting The Emerald Circus, to review, I didn?t know who Jane Yolen was. I don?t know why, but she never entered my circle of consciousness, despite being a veteran of SFF, having been publishing for over 50 years, having won countless ...

    I received a free e-book copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Yolen's Emerald Circus is a collection of short stories, many of which were inspired by books for children, legends (the Arthurian myth) or lives of writers. There is, for example, a st...

    A collection of short fiction by Jane Yolen. Yolen is known for her fairy-tale retellings, but she doesn't restrict herself to fairy tales here, by any means - though several of the stories combine fairy tales with other literature, history, or author biography. The first story, for ex...

    This is a collection of stories in which classic tales are re-imagined. Alice in Wonderland turns up once as a very elderly Alice seeking out the rabbit hole in a park now surrounded by housing and also as Alice learning how to become brave and strong in Tough Alice. Peter Pan is turne...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this Book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 Stars Jane Yolen is a revered and highly lauded writer of poetry, folklore, and fantasy who has been publishing for decades. At the outset, we should say these stories are fairy a...

    I'm a fan of Yolen, but I've found she doesn't re-read very well. That's a problem for a collection like this where there's only a couple of new stories. Luckily, I don't read a ton of multi-author anthologies, so I'd only read about 1/4 of the stories before. If you haven't already...

    This is the first book I've read from Jane Yolen (new to fairytales, I am) and wouldn't be the last. And what a treat that I read a collection of her stories. I actually requested this from netgalley in a hope to read much of fairy tales, or at least get an idea of each in one singl...

    Jane Yolen mentions in the introduction to this book that she's often described as "the Hans Christian Anderson" of contemporary folktales (she jokes that she's actually the "Hans Jewish Anderson") and this collection justifies the description. I read the stories in two sittings as eac...

    All of these stories were new to me, even though Yolen herself isn't. It's a great collection, focusing almost entirely on twists on fairy tales, familiar works, and folk stories, usually through a bit of a feminist lens. I didn't dislike a single story in it, while a few of the storie...

    Lovely Wonderfully vivid stories by the consummate storyteller. These are all riffs on fairy tales and legends and are delightful. An additional section in the back give info on some of her inspirations. ...

    One small issue with this... I didn't realize it was a collection of Yolan's stories and was hoping for new stories but I love Yolan so I loved this collection!!! It's the best fairy tale reimaginings ever... ...

    3.5 stars. The cover and title for this immediately caught my eye?not only is it pretty, but suggesting an Oz-based circus made me giddy. I think this ingrained very, VERY high expectations for all the stories contained within, which may be why my rating isn?t as high as I?d h...

    Jane Yolen once again returns to fairy tales and classics for inspiration in this collection of 16 short stories (and as many poems in the author notes). My favorites were the longer stories that took more time to develop character motivations and subtleties. And even though I'd alread...

    This was my first time reading Jane Yolen?s short stories, but before was familiar with her longer works and her books for children. I knew her as a prolific writer, so I was drawn to read a new (to me) side of her work. Within a few stories I became aware of Yolen?s talent for cre...

  • Carrie
    Oct 15, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

  • Beccanox
    Jan 12, 2018

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

    If you've not read previous Yolen collections or other Fairytale anthologies, this is a great collection. About 1/3 of the way through, I realized I'd read the majority of them previously. Dorothy, Guinevere, Wendy, and several Alices ... all your favorite fairytale dames are here in...

  • Jen Hoskins
    Nov 17, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

    If you've not read previous Yolen collections or other Fairytale anthologies, this is a great collection. About 1/3 of the way through, I realized I'd read the majority of them previously. Dorothy, Guinevere, Wendy, and several Alices ... all your favorite fairytale dames are here in...

    I?m ashamed to have to admit that before requesting The Emerald Circus, to review, I didn?t know who Jane Yolen was. I don?t know why, but she never entered my circle of consciousness, despite being a veteran of SFF, having been publishing for over 50 years, having won countless ...

  • Dannii Elle
    Aug 28, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

  • Longhairpanda
    Dec 12, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

    If you've not read previous Yolen collections or other Fairytale anthologies, this is a great collection. About 1/3 of the way through, I realized I'd read the majority of them previously. Dorothy, Guinevere, Wendy, and several Alices ... all your favorite fairytale dames are here in...

    I?m ashamed to have to admit that before requesting The Emerald Circus, to review, I didn?t know who Jane Yolen was. I don?t know why, but she never entered my circle of consciousness, despite being a veteran of SFF, having been publishing for over 50 years, having won countless ...

    I received a free e-book copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Yolen's Emerald Circus is a collection of short stories, many of which were inspired by books for children, legends (the Arthurian myth) or lives of writers. There is, for example, a st...

    A collection of short fiction by Jane Yolen. Yolen is known for her fairy-tale retellings, but she doesn't restrict herself to fairy tales here, by any means - though several of the stories combine fairy tales with other literature, history, or author biography. The first story, for ex...

    This is a collection of stories in which classic tales are re-imagined. Alice in Wonderland turns up once as a very elderly Alice seeking out the rabbit hole in a park now surrounded by housing and also as Alice learning how to become brave and strong in Tough Alice. Peter Pan is turne...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this Book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 Stars Jane Yolen is a revered and highly lauded writer of poetry, folklore, and fantasy who has been publishing for decades. At the outset, we should say these stories are fairy a...

    I'm a fan of Yolen, but I've found she doesn't re-read very well. That's a problem for a collection like this where there's only a couple of new stories. Luckily, I don't read a ton of multi-author anthologies, so I'd only read about 1/4 of the stories before. If you haven't already...

    This is the first book I've read from Jane Yolen (new to fairytales, I am) and wouldn't be the last. And what a treat that I read a collection of her stories. I actually requested this from netgalley in a hope to read much of fairy tales, or at least get an idea of each in one singl...

    Jane Yolen mentions in the introduction to this book that she's often described as "the Hans Christian Anderson" of contemporary folktales (she jokes that she's actually the "Hans Jewish Anderson") and this collection justifies the description. I read the stories in two sittings as eac...

    All of these stories were new to me, even though Yolen herself isn't. It's a great collection, focusing almost entirely on twists on fairy tales, familiar works, and folk stories, usually through a bit of a feminist lens. I didn't dislike a single story in it, while a few of the storie...

    Lovely Wonderfully vivid stories by the consummate storyteller. These are all riffs on fairy tales and legends and are delightful. An additional section in the back give info on some of her inspirations. ...

    One small issue with this... I didn't realize it was a collection of Yolan's stories and was hoping for new stories but I love Yolan so I loved this collection!!! It's the best fairy tale reimaginings ever... ...

    3.5 stars. The cover and title for this immediately caught my eye?not only is it pretty, but suggesting an Oz-based circus made me giddy. I think this ingrained very, VERY high expectations for all the stories contained within, which may be why my rating isn?t as high as I?d h...

    Jane Yolen once again returns to fairy tales and classics for inspiration in this collection of 16 short stories (and as many poems in the author notes). My favorites were the longer stories that took more time to develop character motivations and subtleties. And even though I'd alread...

    This was my first time reading Jane Yolen?s short stories, but before was familiar with her longer works and her books for children. I knew her as a prolific writer, so I was drawn to read a new (to me) side of her work. Within a few stories I became aware of Yolen?s talent for cre...

    I only really liked two or three of the stories which was a shame. I was really looking forward to this. ...

  • Amalia Gavea
    Dec 19, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

  • Lili  Marcus
    Nov 29, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Despite my low rating this is actually a very well-written book and I did consider giving it 3 stars instead of 2. But ultimately looking back at all the stories I think the only one I actually enjoy...

    If you've not read previous Yolen collections or other Fairytale anthologies, this is a great collection. About 1/3 of the way through, I realized I'd read the majority of them previously. Dorothy, Guinevere, Wendy, and several Alices ... all your favorite fairytale dames are here in...

    I?m ashamed to have to admit that before requesting The Emerald Circus, to review, I didn?t know who Jane Yolen was. I don?t know why, but she never entered my circle of consciousness, despite being a veteran of SFF, having been publishing for over 50 years, having won countless ...

    I received a free e-book copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Yolen's Emerald Circus is a collection of short stories, many of which were inspired by books for children, legends (the Arthurian myth) or lives of writers. There is, for example, a st...

    A collection of short fiction by Jane Yolen. Yolen is known for her fairy-tale retellings, but she doesn't restrict herself to fairy tales here, by any means - though several of the stories combine fairy tales with other literature, history, or author biography. The first story, for ex...

    This is a collection of stories in which classic tales are re-imagined. Alice in Wonderland turns up once as a very elderly Alice seeking out the rabbit hole in a park now surrounded by housing and also as Alice learning how to become brave and strong in Tough Alice. Peter Pan is turne...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this Book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 Stars Jane Yolen is a revered and highly lauded writer of poetry, folklore, and fantasy who has been publishing for decades. At the outset, we should say these stories are fairy a...

    I'm a fan of Yolen, but I've found she doesn't re-read very well. That's a problem for a collection like this where there's only a couple of new stories. Luckily, I don't read a ton of multi-author anthologies, so I'd only read about 1/4 of the stories before. If you haven't already...

    This is the first book I've read from Jane Yolen (new to fairytales, I am) and wouldn't be the last. And what a treat that I read a collection of her stories. I actually requested this from netgalley in a hope to read much of fairy tales, or at least get an idea of each in one singl...

  • Maica Cruz
    Aug 28, 2017

    I?ve loved Jane Yolen?s writing since I was a youth. There?s something delicious about the way she takes old tropes, myths, or fairy tales and does a compelling?yet often twisted?take on them. (Her book Dragon?s Blood, for example, is the classic ?kid raises a dragon egg?...

    ??You see, my dear ice witch, I have had the love of children from all over the world because of my stories. A child?s love is the perfect love, for it is given with a whole heart." After The Night Circus and its success, books that contain this word have multiplied by the d...

    The Emerald Circus is a new short story collection by Jane Yolen, who's very talented and literate. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Under the big top of The Emerald Circus (2017) is a fantastical assemblage of sixteen short stories and novelettes by Jane Yolen. Hi...

    The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I'm not a...

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I like fairytales and the cover screamed, "Take me. You love me."Many of them are tangential storylines based on children lit masterpieces or the authors: Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland (a few inspirations), Wizard of Oz. Fun, clever, and the tone empl...

    This is a mixed bag of stories, in all genres and styles, all combined by their (sometimes tenuous) links to original fairy tales, myths, and legends. These short retellings received a mixture of responses for me, with some being deceptively clever and poignantly written, to others fal...

    Strange and wonderful. The last few stories, about Robin Hood, and Emily Dickinson, were my favorite. All the stories were elements of the family, twisted into something new. Stories about Alice and Dorothy, Beauty, and even Queen Victoria. Jane Yolen is just amazing, isn't she? ...

    This collection gathers a number of Jane Yolen's short stories from other anthologies, except for one new story (a riff on Poe). Though Yolen most of her 300 books are for kid readers, I don't think this collection is for the young. I've read most of these stories over the past thre...

    I received my copy free through Netgalley Jane Yolen does not usually disappoint and most of these stories are good. I'm just not a short story fan ...

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGallery. (NetGallery is an amazing platform that connects authors with their readers. I sincerely hope that you check it out) I say thanks to the author and the publisher for putting your trust in me. ?Did you wish for happiness?? The...