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Vasilisa the Wise & Other Tales of Brave Young Women is a collection of fairy tales written by Kate Forsyth and published by Serenity Press. Purchase, or read more about it here.

Meet the brave young women from tales of yore …

Vasilisa who must try to outwit the fearsome witch Baba-Yaga. Katie Crackernuts who sets out to save her sister from dark magic. Flora, the gardener’s daughter, who marries a giant serpent to save a prince. Fairer-Than-A-Fairy, a princess who is kidnapped by an evil one-eyed enchantress. Lullala, in love with a prince cursed to be a lion by day and a man by night. Rosemary, a Scottish lass whose baby is stolen by the wicked faery folk of the Sidhe. Ursula, a princess replaced by a walking, talking automaton. These are not your usual passive princess, waiting forlornly for their prince to come …

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The Buried Moon and Other Tales of Bright Young Women is the much-anticipated sequel to Vasilisa the Wise. Published in March 2019 by Serenity Press. Purchase here.

All of the seven tales in this collection have one thing in common. They are stories of young women who face darkness and danger, but who prevail against the odds because of the brightness of their spirit and the strength of their resolve.

The Moon is saved from the bog by the courage of those who love her bright light …

Fenella stays silent for seven years and weaves cloth from nettles to save her brothers …

Nastia must learn to survive alone in the land of the midnight sun …

Jiayang, daughter of the Emperor of China, devises an impossible quest for her unwanted suitors …

Jennet holds fast to her beloved, despite the cruel enchantments the Faery Queen casts upon him …

Sofiya outwits the Tsar and so wins his love and respect …

Molly Whuppie outwits a giant and saves her sisters …

These stories of bright young women will remind readers of their own inner radiance, which gives them power to illuminate the whole world.

The Buried Moon & Other Tales of Bright Young Women will transform the way you think about fairy tales.

 


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Sightings is a collection of short stories by Jennifer Lehmann, set in regional Victoria. For more information, head over to the Sightings website.

A man obsessed with a fox. A boy seated on an ants’ nest. A woman with
tattooed forearms starting over, and over.

Set against the backdrop of Australian rural life, in streetscapes and under skies that seem strangely familiar, these compelling short stories lay bare the anxious triumphs and neglected tragedies of unobtrusive people. Told with compassion and wry humour, and accompanied by the evocative, sibylline images of Lorena Carrington, Sightings is a meditation on hidden, impassioned lives that parallel and criss-cross our own.


 

WISERTHANEVENING

A magical collection of quotations from fairy tales, poetry and literature compiled by illustrator Lorena Carrington. A perfect gift for the fairytale lover in your life. Purchase here.