Waiting on Wednesday: Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes by various authors10
April 11, 2012 by Heidi
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcomign releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retelling of Mother Goose Rhymes
Expected Publication October 16th, 2012 by Month9Books
Nursery rhymes sung sweetly can take us back to childhood. But deep inside many of those childhood favorites is… a hint of something dark. TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes imagines dark and sinister things amuck in Mother Goose-land. From familiar rhymes, to some of the more obscure, TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES is a must read for anyone who enjoyed Mother Goose rhymes as a child, but has come to love the darkest of tales.
I wasn’t going to do a WoW post today, but when I drug my butt out of bed at noon to see my friend Alyssa of Books Take You Places had added this to her GoodReads pile, I instantly pounced on it. I absolutely adore retellings, especially dark ones, and the idea of a group of authors getting together to retell Mother Goose Rhymes has me captivated. The cover, revealed today by Kristi at The Story Siren, is at least half wonderful. I’m not sure how I feel about the overly done up girl at the boottom, but I LOVE the hanging paper birds that she’s staring up at. I love that they just aren’t cranes, but hummingbirds and swans too.
I’m not going to reiterate the large list of authors involved, but please check out Two and Twenty Dark Tales on GoodReads for the full list. I hadn’t heard about Month 9 Books before, but I found the idea of a charity anthology interesting, so I looked them up at their website. They were founded by Georgia McBride, the genius who also created #yalitchat on Twitter! They don’t specifically say which charity proceeds will be donated to, which bugs me a little, but I’m sure they will make this information public specific to this title closer to its release. Also, authors involved donate their royalties to charities of their choice. Love this! Two and Twenty Dark Tales will be out in October, and I’m sure I’ll be gobbling it up.