'Wish Upon a Southern Star' a finalist in New Zealand’s Sir Julius Vogel Awards for Best Collected Work
Wish Upon a Southern Star (published September 2017) is a collection of retold fairy tales by 21 New Zealand and Australian authors for the Young Adult readership. It was an honour to be part of this anthology with my satirical story, Snapunzel.
The collection was nominated as a finalist for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for Best Collected Work which was a wonderful accolade to add to the positive reviews it has received.
“Stories change, but fairy tales never go out of fashion. Like a basic item of clothing, they may be reshaped, trimmed, decorated with frills or remodelled altogether,” writes editor Shelley Chappell in the introduction to Wish Upon a Southern Star, a stunning new collection of fairy tales, freshly re-imagined by new and established writers from Australian and New Zealand. Chappell says, “the authors in this collection have run the traditional tales through the mill and come out with new cloth.” - Specfic.nz
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‘The Southern Cross shines high above a fairy tale wood. Come step inside. Drink dew from the leaves with tiny Tommelise. Eat egg sandwiches with a toothy young troll. Escape with Rapunzel. Trick Rumpelstiltskin. Shiver in the snow. Climb the beanstalk. Pray to the Piper. Be a cat. In and out of the wood, whether in this world or another, these stories will take you to new places. Explore how far you can go in this anthology of twenty-one fairy tale retellings by New Zealand and Australian authors. Teaching notes available at www.shelleychappell.com.’