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Less than charming /

by Demarest, Rebecca A [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Marion, Michigan : Parkhurst Brothers Publishers, 2016.Edition: First edition.Description: 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781624910708.Subject(s): Fairy tales -- Fiction | Fantasy fiction
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A second novel, LESS THAN CHARMING tells the story of a world beyond a veil in which all of the characters writers have ever created are alive and living in their own society. As writers in the other--human world--constantly write new characters into existence, those characters emerge into this mirror world. A hierarchy evolves as every retelling of existing characters is layered onto the original, adding to and changing their personality, knowledge base, and sometimes their emotional stability. Prince Charming conspires to rule the society of characters, which includes every protagonist and foil you've ever found in a story or a book, and the prince is not as charming as you first imagine.<br> One character sands in the Prince's way--Princess Sophia from Grimm's lesser known "12 Dancing Princesses." She's stable--mostly--but Prince Charming is most definitely not. The good Storyteller and the First Character have tasked Sophia with stopping the Prince from destroying their world, and, by extension, ours.

Includes an author Q&A.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1 The Free Press Two Step (p. 1)
  • 2 The Old Flame-Enco (p. 15)
  • 3 The Hearth Hustle (p. 27)
  • 4 The Jailbird Quadrille (p. 43)
  • 5 The Deflection Tango (p. 66)
  • 6 The Huinks Jive (p. 81)
  • 7 The Castaway Conga (p. 104)
  • 8 The Day Dream Boogie (p. 128)
  • 9 The Peremptory Tarantella (p. 153)
  • 10 The Prince's Pasodoble (p. 180)
  • 11 The Denue-Minuet (p. 214)
  • Reader Extras
  • Fairy Tale Farandole (p. 223)
  • Charming Family Tree (p. 232)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 233)
  • Author Essay (p. 234)
  • Author Q&A (p. 239)

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