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The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley
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Mar 05, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: fairy-tale, fantasy, young-adult-fiction, short-stories-novellas
Read in March, 2012

This collection of four fairy tales from Robin McKinley (a retelling of the princess and the frog and of the 12 dancing princesses, along with two new fairy tales) is absolutely delightful, weaving together magic, romance, and strong female characters. McKinley truly is a master of fantasy, and I was once again enraptured by her storytelling.

My favorite piece in the collection was The Princess and the Frog, which is more of a short story, while some of the other pieces are truly novella length. I like how the princess and the frog must work together to restore order to the world, and how she never actually kisses the frog. (Don't worry--there's still a romance.)

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