May 192010

Cabinet des Fées: A Fairy Tale Journal
Volume 1, Issue 1
Edited by Helen Pilinovsky & Erzebet YellowBoy
Prime Books, 2006
115 pages

Table of Contents

The Fool’s Doorway by Sonya Taaffe
Une Conte de Fée by Lila Garrott
The Music of Bremen Farm by Mike Allen
All for a Rose by Donna Quattrone
The River in Winter by JoSelle Vanderhooft
All My Mommies by Virginia Mohlere
Little Red by K. Eason
Owls by Maria Beliaeva
In the Woods by Máire NicAodh

Here you’ll find baubles and bling, rivers and roses, fools and fairies — you’ll encounter children who know too much and adults who don’t know when to leave well enough alone. We give you cautionary tales, tales of revenge and of the things we’ll do for love. You’ll find re-imaginings of of the traditional tales as well as several new.

In addition, we give you Child’s Play, by Catherynne M. Valente who presents a recreation and analysis of one of the Child Ballads. Our editorial for this first print issue is a condensed version of Helen Pilinovsky’s The Commodification of the Fairy Tale and we close with H.G. Wells in Fairyland, a look at H.G. Well’s surprising short story, Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland.

Cover art graciously provided by Charles Vess.

Available at, and The Book Depository.

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