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ISBN: 0441012396 / ISBN-13: 9780441012398



The Newbery Award-winning author of The Hero and the Crown now speaks to a new audience, challenging everything we know--and don't know--about ... Show synopsis

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On healing

by Ellyb on Mar 31, 2008

"Deerskin" is above all a meditation on the strength of the human psyche. McKinley has said that she wanted to explore the common fairy tale plot device wherein a young girl is saved from a "fate worse than death," as is the original Charles Perrault heroine on whom "Deerskin" is based. But, what if ... More


dark fairy tale re-telling

by GoluxGirl on Jan 16, 2008

McKilnley has a sure hand when telling fairy tales, whether they are re-tellings or her own creations. "Deerskin" is a re-telling of the Cinderella-like "Donkeyskin," incorporating darker tones of sexual predators and the labyrinth of emotional healing after rape. Princess Lissla Lissar flees from ... More

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