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Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron

Under My Hat Tales from the Cauldron Broomsticks Black cats Pointy hats They can mean only one thing somewhere nearby there is sure to be a witch From fairy tale to film to contemporary fiction witches cast their spells and capture our

  • Title: Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron
  • Author: Jonathan Strahan Diana Peterfreund Delia Sherman Patricia A. McKillip Tim Pratt M. Rickert Isobelle Carmody Jane Yolen
  • ISBN: 9780375868047
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Paperback
  • Broomsticks Black cats Pointy hats They can mean only one thing somewhere nearby, there is sure to be a witch From fairy tale to film to contemporary fiction, witches cast their spells and capture our imaginations.Now the biggest names in fantasy and YA literature have come together to create a little magic of their own Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Diana PeterfreuBroomsticks Black cats Pointy hats They can mean only one thing somewhere nearby, there is sure to be a witch From fairy tale to film to contemporary fiction, witches cast their spells and capture our imaginations.Now the biggest names in fantasy and YA literature have come together to create a little magic of their own Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Diana Peterfreund, Margo Lanagan, Peter S Beagle, and Garth Nix are just a few of the authors who have toiled over their cauldrons and conjured up bewitching new creations inspired by and celebrating the might and mystery of the witch Assembled by one of the most well regarded anthologists in the science fiction fantasy world, this rich, intelligent collection will enchant readers of all ages.

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    1. Reviewed for THC Reviews"3.5 stars" OverallStray Magic by Diana Peterfreund - Stray Magic is a really cute story about a stray dog that is brought into an animal shelter. Mary Louise aka Malou, the girl who works there, was told by her friend that it is a Golden Retriever, but what she sees is a ragged, ancient-looking dog, who can mysteriously communicate with her psychically. The dog tells Malou that she's lost her master, and must find him within three days or she will die, because he has bee [...]

    2. So, one of these stories begins "Liesl, that grinch, stole my G string."o_OIt turned out to be about musicians. It would have been much more original, if less appropriate for the audience, if it had been about magical strippers.

    3. I received a free copy of this when I went to the DWJ convention, and liked it enough that I'm hoping I'll be able to cart it home with me, despite limited luggage allowances. Just the sort of short stories I enjoy, and very readable indeed. Well recommended.(view spoiler)[ Hilarious are reviews that only mention the stories by male writers in this book. (hide spoiler)]

    4. I discovered this book via the Forever Young Adult blog, and it sounded too good to pass up. Of course, in order to get it in time to read before Halloween, I had to bite the bullet and actually buy the digital version (which is rare for me).I'm really glad I took the gamble. These short stories are woven together nicely. They are all very different kinds of tales coming from a variety of authors, but each had the central theme of witches in them, so I was able to go from one story to the next w [...]

    5. In general these stories were interesting, but the quality definitely varies. The editor said that he put this anthology together for his daughters, but I honestly don't think that all the contributions were suitable for young readers, whether female or male. The first tale by Diana Peterfreund, in which a lost and increasingly frantic familiar tracks down her owner was very engaging, and reflects the author's real-life concern for animals. And Jim Butcher's offering from the Dresden Files serie [...]

    6. Standout stories: Tanith Lee's Felidis, Charles de Lint's Barrio Girls, Ellen Kushner's Threefold World, and most surprisingly for me, Jim Butcher's B is for Bigfoot.Honourable mention: Garth Nix's A Handful of Ashes, for turning me around even when I saw it was set in a made-up world and groaned.Worst story: Holly Black's Little Gods. I got about three pages into her book White Cat and had the exact same reaction there as I did here - this is a story for American teenagers and no-one else.Not i [...]

    7. Really excellent collection of stories with witches at their center. Once again, the Jim Butcher contribution was worth the price of the book. The rest of the stories were pretty awesome too. There were several with characters that I'd read whole books about. This is marketed for YAs, but it's very adult friendly.

    8. Bigfoot hiring a professional wizard!! Well that in interesting and the book is quite good and funny too. If you like Harry but dont want to get into the mess he is getting in considering regular Dresden Files books, this is a light read. You would enjoy.

    9. *** “Stray Magic”, Diana PeterfreundA sentimental and cute story with a message - about a kindly animal shelter worker, and the magical dog that comes into her care.*** “Payment Due”, Frances HardingeAfter an uncaring agent repossesses her grandmother's belongings, a young witch decides to take revenge into her own hands. A sense of street justice and a vein of real creepiness runs through this. *** “A Handful of Ashes”, Garth NixA tale of a plot to overthrow the administration of a [...]

    10. Under My Hat is a collection of short stories focused around witches. The stories are pretty varied and cover historical to contemporary and traditional to urban fantasy. The protagonists covered a variety of ages but I felt there was a distinct lack of PoC, and I don't think I spotted a single queer character in any of the stories.I was a little surprised that the stories I had expected to enjoy the most (the most well-known authors or authors I had previously read) weren't the ones which parti [...]

    11. An anthology of eighteen short stories revolving around a theme of witches and magic.Series: "B is for Bigfoot", (Bigfoot Trilogy, 3 published); (Bigfoot, 1 chronological), & Dresden Files: Short Stories, 15"Great-Grandmother in the Cellar" (Innkeeper's World, 1.5)The StoriesDiana Peterfreund's "Stray Magic" is so sweet! Peterfreund created a lovely story that really pulled my heartstrings with a seemingly abandoned dog who desperately wants his master back.Frances Hardinge's "Payment Due" i [...]

    12. I’ve undergone a transformation. For most of my life I thought of short stories as the second-class citizens of the reading world. Why read a short story anthology when you could pick a thick book that would keep you reading the same story for hours? I wanted epic stories, the longer the better.Things have changed since those days. I don’t have hours-long blocks of time to spend immersed in a book (unless I want to stay awake all night and then deal with a reading hangover at work the next d [...]

    13. Its rare that I find such a strong collection of stories, but I breezed through this one in a day. The selections were well made mixing in stories set in the modern age to more fantastical times. Since this is an anthology, I left reviews on what was the most memorable to me but I had many points in the stories I wanted to reference so I left it all under the spoiler tag.(view spoiler)[I'm going to get more into the stories later this is a placeholder:Stray Magic - 5Unexpected forst story, but w [...]

    14. When an anthology takes almost a month to finish, and that too with eventually a “let’s just get over it” feeling, you can be assured that reading it didn’t exactly fill me with the fuzzy warmth that one associates with a pleasing read.This collection, dealing with mostly witches, and one wizard, was uneven and generally drab, but let me go about it in a methodical (nut-picking?) manner: -(*) Introduction (by Jonathan Strahan): Looking Under the Hat1. “Stray Magic” by Diana Peterfreu [...]

    15. For anyone who is a lover of the world of witchcraft, and admires those little darlings who wear the black, pointed hats and have that feline as their familiar - these are the tales for you! A ton of beloved novelists from the fantasy realm have come together, each offering their own story about the witch-‘y’ women we have come to love.As we all know, just like the dove is the symbol for peace and the red, white and blue is all about America, the witch has her own symbols. But what is most i [...]

    16. Okay, I'm cheating a bit here. I didn't read the whole book. I only got my hands on this book for the Jim Butcher short story, B is for Bigfoot. So my review was solely based on JB's story and it alone.Interestingly, I had previously read a short story about Bigfoot and his son Irwin in another anthology (the name escapes me at the moment). So I wasn't entirely unfamiliar with Bigfoot. What I found surprising was that this story was about the first time that Dresden met Bigfoot!! So did I read t [...]

    17. I picked up this book because I'm a huge fan of Jim Butcher, and one of his stories can be found in this book.My big problem with books like this, is that sometimes authors write amazing stories that are not connected to anything else, it feels like it has a past or potential future, like a chapter in the middle of the book, or part of a series, but there's nothing else. There are a few stories like that, leaving you wanting more. This is a good thing in many ways, but very frustrating if it's n [...]

    18. A good collection, full of variety regarding how the authors twisted the theme Witches, one of the best twisted stories was Tanith Lee's "Felidis" and Jim Butcher's Harry Dresten story "B is for Bigfoot" but both Isobelle Carmody's "The stone witch" and Peter S. Beagle's "Great-grandmother in the celler" must be named too.Jane Yolen took a H. C. Andersen tale and changed it which I liked.Then there are of course one author who like Tanith Lee never disappoints me are Gareth Nix which in a "A han [...]

    19. Introduction - Jonathan Strahan 3/5Stray Magic - Diana Peterfreund 5/5Payment Due - Frances Hardinge 3/5A Handful of Ashes - Garth Nix 3.5/5Little Gods - Holly Black 4/5Barrio Girls - Charles de Lint 2.5/5Felidis - Tanith Lee 3.5/5Witch Work - Neil Gaiman 4/5The Education of a Witch - Ellen Klages 4/5The Threefold World - Ellen Kushner 4.5/5The Witch in the Wood - Delia Sherman 5/5Which Witch - Patricia A McKillip 1/5The Carved Forest - Tim Pratt 3/5Burning Castles - M Rickert 2/5The Stone Witch [...]

    20. REVIEW BY NAOMI - YEAR 7Under My Hat is a collection of short stories all featuring WITCHES!!!! Most are set in the present day making them very realistic!!!! Each story is unique, picking out different themes revolving around witches and even delving into the history of witches.There are so many great stories in this one collection, although my personal favourite was A Handful of Ashes. A highly recommended witch themed read.

    21. Excellent collection of YA shorts about witches. Worth it for the Yolen piece on a very young Hans Christian Anderson striking a Faustian bargain with the Ice Maiden alone, but there's barely a weak link in here.

    22. I really enjoyed most of the stories, though of course some are stronger than others. I did feel a bit over-witched by the end, but it's a very good collection.

    23. look there are tales in this book that are far from perfect but some of them are utterly, utterly magical so it's got to be a five for them

    24. Me hace acordar mucha a las leyendas célticas que he visto otras veces relacionadas con cosas de la religion antigua en libros arturianos, con eso del ciervo y la sangre para devolver a la tierra.

    25. A reasonably strong anthology. I think I actually read all the stories, even though I probably couldn't recall the details of them all without prompting.

    26. A worthwhile collection of stories by a stellar collection of authors. The ones I generally like best are the character-driven contemporary fantasies that are a little bit dark, but also funny and show insight into what it means to be human. I like dynamic characters who can reflect on their pasts and come out changed, or stories that use fantasy to draw me into a deeper understanding of the real world. I also really enjoy the ones that are heavily influenced by fairy tales, folklore, or mytholo [...]

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