Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is an event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
It highlights titles we are eagerly anticipating.

Since I am in such a cozy holiday book reading mood, the book I've been thinking about lately is Matchless by Gregory Maguire. It used to be a little tradition of mine to read one of his books every fall because they all seemed to be released around October for Halloween. This one is a special Christmas treat. I will be reading it for my Christmas Reading Challenge hosted by Michelle at The True Book Addict.

Here is a little description from the publisher's website:

With Matchless, Gregory Maguire has reinvented the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Little Match Girl for a new time and new audiences. Originally asked by National Public Radio to write an original story with a Christmas theme, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked and A Lion Among Men was once again inspired by the fairy tales we all loved in childhood—and he composed a poignant and enchanting tale of transcendence. A lovely and beautifully illustrated gift, Matchless places Andersen’s pitiful waif in the august company of Maguire’s previously re-imagined Snow White (Mirror, Mirror), Cinderella (Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister), and, of course, the Wicked Witch and other denizens of Oz.

It is due out October 27.

Happy Reading!

* red headed book child


Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

I'm excited to see the reviews on this!Maguire is so hit and miss for me & I'm not familiar with this fairy tale. I love how he alters the stories BUT with no background as a comparison, I'm not sure if this will WOW me as much, kwim?

Ceri said...

I've just finished reading Wicked and really enjoyed it. I can't wait to read more of Maguire's. :) Though I've never read The Little Match Girl before.

Jenny said...

I've never read any of Maguire's books. I love anything Christmas-y though, so this sounds good! Off to check out the christmas challenge too!