By Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling, Tristan Ellwell
Did you ever ask yourself how the dwarves felt after Snow White ditched them for the prince? Do you typically want Cinderella hadn't been so helpless and petite? Are you prepared to listen to the Giant's perspective on Jack and his beanstalk? Then this can be the ebook for you.
Thirteen award-winning delusion and technological know-how fiction writers supply up their types of those vintage fairy stories in addition to different favorites, together with The gruesome Duckling, Ali Baba, Hansel and Gretel, and extra. a few of the tales are humorous, a few are unusual, and others are darkish and traumatic -- yet each one bargains anything as unforeseen as a wolf on the door.
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Extra resources for A Wolf at the Door: and Other Retold Fairy Tales
Where are frogs during the day? Some are hiding. These frogs keep cool and damp under rotting tree stumps, piles of leaves, mounds of mud, and around wells, docks, or bridges. Many tree frogs live in tropical rain forests. They hide during the daylight hours by hanging on to the underside of large tree leaves. Do frogs ever hide at night? Yes, when the moon is shining brightly. Frogs keep out of sight so their enemies— snakes, raccoons, and skunks—cannot spot them. 36 Bullfrogs 37 Can frogs see well at night?
On a summer night, count the number of chirps you hear in 15 seconds. Add 40 to that number. The sum will give you the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. 35 IN WATER Are frogs night creatures? Mostly, even though you can see them during the day. Frogs must stay out of the sun, which dries their skin. Like other amphibians, frogs live in water and on land, and breathe with their lungs. But they also take in oxygen through their thin skin. If their skin is not moist, they can’t breathe—and they suffocate.
Crickets hear with two small spots, or ears, just under the knees of their front legs. A cricket’s chirp changes as the air temperature changes. The higher the temperature, the faster the chirps. On a summer night, count the number of chirps you hear in 15 seconds. Add 40 to that number. The sum will give you the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. 35 IN WATER Are frogs night creatures? Mostly, even though you can see them during the day. Frogs must stay out of the sun, which dries their skin. Like other amphibians, frogs live in water and on land, and breathe with their lungs.