And here's the second entry in the December Giveaway: Favorite Fairy Tale Things. Christine's been a longtime SurLaLune supporter--she even annotated some of the tales on the SurLaLune main site, so I am always fascinated to read anything she has to share.
From Christine Ethier:
Boy, do you like to ask the hard questions. Well, here is what should be on Santa's list in no particular order.
1. The Complete Works of Jim C. Hines (books) - Not only his Princess novels, but his Goblin Hero and three kindle books as well. His short fiction is really wonderful.
2. Nightmares and Fairy Tales (graphic novel series) - by Serena Valentino - Everyone raves, rightly, about Fables, but this comic series is really good and embraces the darkside of the fairy tales. If you like Carter, Tanith Lee, or Datlow/Windling collections, give this series a try.
3. Miss Mary Pennynickles Fairytales of Foreboding and Torment for Toddlers - Kindle books by James DeSalvo - demented retellings of various fairy tales. Zombie Snow White, need I say more.
4. Of Blood and Honey by Stina Leicht - takes a battle in the court of Fairy and juxaposes it with the Troubles with Ireland. Excellent book.
5. Any music by the Brobdingnagian Bards - great songwriters. Love "Do Virgins Taste Better".
6. Woad Horse of a Different Color - Clydesdale in Woad paint.
7. Breyer Model Horses or Schleich figurines - Breyer does high quality plastic models of horses. Every year they have a Breyerfest at the the Kentucky Horse Park. This year the theme was fairy tales, and there were several fairy tale related models. Schleich is cheaper, but has several lovely fairy and dragon figures.
From Heidi: Okay, so now I have to research the Breyerfest 2011 and try to find enough imagery to make a whole post on it. How do I miss these things? Because there is simply too many fairy tale things to catch them all! And I have a Schleich post coming next week, so I'll save those images until then. I like Schleich because they are more overtly fairy tale related but my husband is Papo all the way...