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Brother. Prince. Snake.

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  36 ratings  ·  6 reviews
A retelling of the Prince Lindwurm fairy tale, Brother Prince Snake is a story of love, sibling rivalry, and how a monster became King.
ebook, 32 pages
Published July 11th 2012 by Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
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Brother. Prince. Snake. is a tale of a 3rd brother and prince named Wen. He was born into a dragon or snake-like form with scaly skin and tiny wings. The only normal spot on him is the patch of human skin on his head where his mother kissed him before she died. She had made a deal with a witch that she would bear a boy that would become king and one that would be a monster.

As with other short stories, there wouldn’t be any fun if I spoiled the story
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I wasn't familiar with the fairytale (this is a retelling of the Prince Lindwurm tale), but I really liked it.

This story is about Wren whose mother died after giving birth to him. He believes he poisoned her with his scales. He has two brothers and he doesn't matter in his fathers eyes.

“It’s not that you are not a son to me,” the king explained. “It’s that you are not a human. You are a lindwurm. A snake. And though we know you, we do
A beautiful retelling that puts us, the readers, inside the mind of Prince Wen (the lindworm). We see him in a new light, and can therefore judge who is more the monster in this story.
Aug 31, 2012 Beth rated it 4 of 5 stars
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A short fairytale about the (hidden) nature of people.
title refers to one man who was shunned by so many and only to rise once more to claim his rightful place.
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Cecil Castellucci is an author of young adult novels and comic books. Titles include Boy Proof, The Year of the Beasts (illustrated by Nate Powell), First Day on Earth, Rose Sees Red, Beige, The Queen of Cool The Plain Janes and Janes in Love (illustrated by Jim Rugg), Tin Star and Odd Duck (illustrated by Sara Varon).

Her short stories have been published in various places including Black Clock,
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