Thursday, November 26, 2009

WISH LIST: Matchless by Gregory Maguire

Matchless: A Christmas Story by Gregory Maguire

Description (from Harper Collins): 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), Cinderalla (Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister), and of course, the Wicked Witch and other denizens of Oz.

Special Notes: I LOVE Maguire's work and would not want to miss out on his latest!!


  1. Looks interesting. I read Wicked a few years ago and it really stayed with me!

  2. I am excited about this one as well. I think Gregory Maguire is a brilliant author!

  3. I gave this one to my mom for her birthday (which is next week but she was here for T-giving so she got her presents early). Santa is giving me a copy. ;) We are both big Gregory Maguire fans.

  4. I finally picked this one up the other day and can't wait to start it :)

  5. Jill . . . Wicked is one of my all-time favorite reads. It's so brilliant!

    Sheila (Bookjourney) . . . Cannot agree more!

    Kristen . . . Love, love, love Gregory Maguire!! I picked this one up from the library recently, but I definitely want my own personal copy!!

    Bella . . . I did too! I have already finished it and will hopefully, be reviewing it soon. I just want to read the original story first!!


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