A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh audiobook

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings: 15 Retellings of Asian Myths and Legends

Edited by Ellen Oh  and Elsie Chapman
Read by Kim Mai Guest  and Vikas Adam

Greenwillow Books 9780062671158

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538550670

  • ISBN: 9781538550663

  • ISBN: 9781538550687

Runtime: 10.63 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings: these are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries.

Sixteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate.

Compiled by We Need Diverse Books’s Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman—who both contributed stories to this edition, as well—the authors included in this exquisite collection are: Renée Ahdieh, Sona Charaipotra, Preeti Chhibber, Roshani Chokshi, Aliette de Bodard, Melissa de la Cruz, Julie Kagawa, Rahul Kanakia, Lori M. Lee, E. C. Myers, Cindy Pon, Aisha Saeed, Shveta Thakrar, and Alyssa Wong.

A mountain loses her heart. Two sisters transform into birds to escape captivity. A young man learns the true meaning of sacrifice. A young woman takes up her mother’s mantle and leads the dead to their final resting place.

From fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to tales of revenge, these stories will beguile readers from start to finish. For fans of Neil Gaiman’s Unnatural Creatures and Ameriie’s New York Times–bestselling Because You Love to Hate Me.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This collection fills a gap in modern retellings of fairy tales and myths by presenting non-European myths…Excellent.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“A marvelous anthology of retold Asian myths and legends tying the traditional and modern together and accessible to all teens of all backgrounds.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The styles and subjects are as diverse as the countries and cultures represented…These stories are for everyone.” Booklist

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Ellen Oh

Author Bio: Ellen Oh

Ellen Oh is the cofounder of We Need Diverse Books and author of the award-winning Spirit Hunters series for middle grade readers and the Prophecy trilogy for young adults. She was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Notable People of 2014. She is a former adjunct college instructor and lawyer.

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Author Bio: Elsie Chapman

Author Bio: Elsie Chapman

Elsie Chapman grew up in Prince George, British Columbia, before graduating from the University of British Columbia with a BA in English Literature. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and two children, where she writes to either movies on a loop or music turned up way too loud (and sometimes both at the same time).

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 10.63
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English