By Gregory Maguire
With Matchless, Gregory Maguire has reinvented the Hans Christian Andersen vintage The Little fit Girl for a brand new time and new audiences. initially requested by way of nationwide Public Radio to write down an unique tale with a Christmas topic, the New York occasions bestselling writer of Wicked and A Lion between Men was back encouraged through the fairy stories all of us enjoyed in childhood—and he composed a poignant and mesmerizing story of transcendence. a beautiful and wonderfully illustrated reward, Matchless places Andersen’s pitiful waif within the august corporation of Maguire’s formerly re-imagined Snow White (Mirror, Mirror), Cinderella (Confessions of an unsightly Stepsister), and, after all, the depraved Witch and different denizens of Oz.
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