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Can't Catch Me: And Other Twice-Told Tales

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Rekindling the excitement of adored childhood stories, this award-winning author uses unexpected points of view to deftly twist the themes of classic folktales. From the unrepentent Gingerbread Man and his tirades against overprotective parents, meddlesome neighbors, and untrustworthy foxes, to the giant's wife who simply wants Jack out of the picture so that she and her m ...more
Paperback, 181 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Tachyon Publications (first published 2006)
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Aug 31, 2013 Wendy rated it liked it
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A mix of retellings of classic stories from folklore and mythology and original stories with mythological origins. Every story in this volume is enjoyable, although not all of them achieve the "twist" on the classic version of the story that makes the best of these stories shine. My favorites are probably the rather wistful Goldilocks retelling, the thoroughly opinionated Gingerbread Man, and an original story in which a very Dashiell Hammet-esque San Francisco private eye has an encounter with ...more
This was a pleasant surprise. I picked this up at the library on a whim, not sure what to expect. Cadnum did an excellent job of taking stories and concepts you're familiar with and turning them on their heads and showing new facets to them. Very very neat. I especially liked the first story retelling Goldilocks and the three Bears.
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Michael Cadnum has had a number of jobs over the course of his life, including pick-and-shoveler for the York Archaeological Trust, in York, England, and substitute teacher in Oakland, California, but his true calling is writing. He is the author of thirty-five books, including the National Book Award finalist The Book of the Lion. His Calling Home and Breaking the Fall were both nominated for the ...more
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