9780553384031-0553384031-The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden

The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden

ISBN-13: 9780553384031
ISBN-10: 0553384031
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Catherynne M. Valente
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: Spectra
Format: Paperback 496 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780553384031
ISBN-10: 0553384031
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Catherynne M. Valente
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: Spectra
Format: Paperback 496 pages

Summary

Acknowledged author Catherynne M. Valente wrote The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden comprising 496 pages back in 2006. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0553384031 and 9780553384031. Since then The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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A Book of Wonders for Grown-Up Readers

Every once in a great while a book comes along that reminds us of the magic spell that stories can cast over us–to dazzle, entertain, and enlighten. Welcome to the Arabian Nights for our time–a lush and fantastical epic guaranteed to spirit you away from the very first page . . .

Secreted away in a garden, a lonely girl spins stories to warm a curious prince: peculiar feats and unspeakable fates that loop through each other and back again to meet in the tapestry of her voice. Inked on her eyelids, each twisting, tattooed tale is a piece in the puzzle of the girl’s own hidden history. And what tales she tells! Tales of shape-shifting witches and wild horsewomen, heron kings and beast princesses, snake gods, dog monks, and living stars–each story more strange and fantastic than the one that came before. From ill-tempered “mermaid” to fastidious Beast, nothing is ever quite what it seems in these ever-shifting tales–even, and especially, their teller. Adorned with illustrations by the legendary Michael Kaluta, Valente’s enchanting lyrical fantasy offers a breathtaking reinvention of the untold myths and dark fairy tales that shape our dreams. And just when you think you’ve come to the end, you realize the adventure has only begun….

Praise for In the Night Garden

“Cathrynne Valente weaves layer upon layer of marvels in her debut novel. In the Night Garden is a treat for all who love puzzle stories and the mystical language of talespinners.”—Carol Berg, author of Daughter of Ancients

“Fabulous talespinning in the tradition of story cycles such as The Arabian Nights. Lyrical, wildly imaginative and slyly humorous, Valente's prose possesses an irrepressible spirit.”—K. J. Bishop, author of The Etched City

“Astonishing work! Valente’s endless invention and mythic range are breathtaking. It’s as if she’s gone night-wandering, and plucked a hundred distant cultures out of the air to deliver their stories to us.”—Ellen Kushner, author of Thomas the Rhymer

“Refreshingly original in both style and form, In the Night Garden should delight lovers of myth and folklore.”—Juliet Marillier, author of the Sevenwaters trilogy
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