Dragonfield and Other Stories PDF/EPUB ß Dragonfield

Dragonfield and Other Stories PDF/EPUB ß Dragonfield

Dragonfield and Other Stories ✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Dragonfield and Other Stories By Jane Yolen ✸ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Award winning author Jane Yolen transports readers to new realms of dragons sprites and rogues in twenty seven magical stories and poems“That’s what dragons are for after all to call forth heroes Award winning author Jane Yolen transports readers to new realms of dragons sprites and rogues in twenty seven magical stories and poems“That’s what dragons are for after all to call forth heroes” Jane Yolen enchants and enthralls with an exuisite collection of short fiction and poetry brimming with sympathetic monsters unlikely heroes and all manner of magical amazements Exploring the depths of human love pain and folly in these unforgettable tales Yolen gives life to a cast of unforgettable characters a selfless young Dragonfield and Epub / woman whose sadness brings forth beautiful gifts a deluded musician whose song spectacularly fails to soothe a savage beast and an alien salvage crew mining gems from the mind of a dying poet Here be dragons outlaws kings mermen and dream weavers sprung from the unparalleled imagination of one of the world’s foremost fantasists This ebook features a personal history by Jane Yolen including rare images from the author’s personal collection as well as a note from the author about the making of the book.

  • ebook
  • 241 pages
  • Dragonfield and Other Stories
  • Jane Yolen
  • 15 March 2015
  • 9781480423619

About the Author: Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen is a novelist poet fantasist journalist songwriter storyteller folklorist and children’s book author who has written than three hundred books Her accolades include the Caldecott Medal two Nebula Awards the World Fantasy Award three Mythopoeic Awards the Kerlan Award two Christopher Awards and six honorary doctorate degrees from colleges and universities in Massachuset.

10 thoughts on “Dragonfield and Other Stories

  1. Jane Mercer Jane Mercer says:

    A lovely if a little depressing collection of fairy talesSome based on old tales others of her own creation but all well written and capturing the attentionYolen doesn't seem to need the happy ending that such tales usually have but they are fun and the little poems interspacing them interesting

  2. CJ CJ says:

    I found this book to be enchanting and nostalgic I really adore Yolen’s whimsical and evocative writing style and found the stories sad touching and beautiful Some of the story themes and motifs did get repetitive and a few felt unfinished But so many were mesmerizing I am very glad to have stumbled across this book

  3. James Caruso James Caruso says:

    In 1986 I joined the Navy On my first and only duty station a friend loaned me a copy of DragonfieldAn avid reader of fairy tales for many years I was impressed by Ms Yolen's ability to tell new fairy tales as moving and intriguing as the collected works of the Grimm brothersThe title story with its clever young protagonists stood out as exceptionally good

  4. Dick Hamilton Dick Hamilton says:

    The best part about Jane Yolen is that she wrote about 70 other books or collections so there is a lot to enjoy

  5. Mary Mary says:

    Fine fairy talesAs only Jane Yolen can spin entertaining intriguing and imaginative A truly uniue and delightful read Loved every single one

  6. Heidi Heidi says:

    I think I kept this one just because Jane Yolen is such a good author Short stories aren’t my favorite usually

  7. Adelaide Adelaide says:

    I’m going to be honest here As much as I love fantasy I’m not overly familiar with many fantasy authors especially the ones whose books I find in mass market paperback at my local used bookstore for three dollars I had never heard of Jane Yolen in my life which actually was a bit of a shame I rather enjoyed this book I was first lured in by the title Dragonfield because well I adore dragons If I see the word “dragon” in a book title and it doesn’t sound like the book is about killing dragons trust me there’s a whole story to that stipulation there’s a very good chance that I’m going to read it And that’s why I read this one That being said there weren’t actually that many dragons? I one hundred percent understand using the title of one smaller work within the book as the header for the entire collection; I do the same thing with my own poetry collections I had been lured in with the promise of dragons and while the “Dragonfield” story was really good I expected However the fact that this book is a short story collection means that it’s almost impossible to not enjoy in some capacity Even if I was slightly let down by a lack of dragons the rest of the book than made up for it As it turns out Yolen has a wonderful way with words that I didn’t uite expect I was really impressed by her storytelling The writing style coupled with the length of each story made it easy to blow through anywhere from five to ten in one sitting so I had a lot of fun reading this one The writing style especially hooked me I got this incredible fairy tale feeling every single time I opened the book to read which I did as often as I could manage My favorite story out of the book was “Dream Weaver” The only reason it didn’t get higher than three stars is that I couldn’t help but feel let down It’s my own problem that I had expected dragons but with a name like Dragonfield it was hard to not expect Other than that I absolutely recommend this book if you’re looking for something fun and easy to read without having to commit to one single story

  8. Shannon Shannon says:

    Before jumping into this book I had a wonderful encounter with its author Jane Yolen at the Blind Poet in Edinburgh I'd resolved myself to not buying a book that night and was holding strong until Yolen stepped up to read from this collection I was mesmerized and of course had to buy a book Dragonfield my friends did not disappoint Yolen's stories are simultaneously poetic parodic uirky fantastic and realistic The collection both recalls well known fairy and folk tales and forms them anew Simply and most importantly Dragonfield and Other Stories gave me great joy as a lover of fantasy and of storytelling While it's difficult to pick a top story I did have some favorites I loved the main character and voice in The Thirteenth Fey and just flew through Dream Weaver even though it is about the longest tale in the book And The Corridors of the Sea was wonderful in its difference but still connectedness with the rest Happy I made this discovery or joyful at least that it came to me whilst in Scotland and excited to read from Jane Yolen

  9. Marilyn Marilyn says:

    A collection of stories about dragons other fairy tale characters Written by the fabulously prolific and imaginative Jane Yolen While some of the characters and situations will be familiar to fans of traditional fairy tales Jane Yolen always has a fresh original twist that makes readers sit up and take notice

  10. Shannon Shannon says:

    Jane Yolen is a grande dame of fantasy and if you read in the genre you probably already know whether you like her stuff I do very much so I found this short fiction collection utterly delightful This is the stuff of traditional fantasy selkies and king's sons and river maidens and yes dragons rendered by a master of the genre who is still writing at the top of her game

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