This Tale Is Forbidden

This Tale Is Forbidden

Paperback Published on: 04/01/2024
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 Control the story, control the world...Nesta believes in the fairy tales - the truestories of powerful magical women who shaped and ruled the worlddecades ago.But the world has changed since then, and now, she is forbiddenfrom wandering too far from the isolated woodland cottage whereshe lives with her grandmother. Nesta longs more than anything tosee the city that lies beyond the forest, and when hergrandmother is abducted, she gets her chance, journeying there inthe hope of rescuing her.But once there, she is horrified to see her grandmother'swarnings were true: girls are forced to wear certainclothes and punished if they don't behave in certain ways.The city's Authorities have rewritten history, replacing the fairytaleheroines with weak girls who must rely on men.Worse still - everyone believes this is how the world has alwaysbeen.Only Nesta knows the truth. But truth is a dangerousthing, and suddenly she finds herself a target. Can she evadethe Authorities long enough to rescue her grandmother and liberateeveryone else, bringing magic back into the world?The Handmaid's Tale meets The Brother's Grimm inthis thrilling dystopian fantasyA feminist fairy tale retelling which will make you rethink traditionalstories foreverYA debut from Polly Crosby, the much-loved author of Vitaand the Birds The Unravelling and The IllustratedChildA stunning cover by Noma Bar, the illustrator of Margaret Atwood'sbook covers

  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • ISBN: 9780702325601
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 240g
  • Dimensions: 128 x 194 x 32 mm

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This Tale Is Forbidden
A brilliant dystopian YA read, with its roots firmly in traditional fairy tales
There seems to be an assumption by many people that fairy tales – unlike, say myths and legends – are for young children. Certainly, those traditional stor... READ MORE
Jacqui  Sydney
This Tale Is Forbidden
Unique, dystopian YA with feminist themes
This Tale is Forbidden was a really unsual tale, pretty unique in conception but with a familiarity that originated in fairytales and misogyny. The protago... READ MORE
Micky - bookphenomena