ISBN-10: 1250302773 | ISBN-13: 978-1250302779
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HIS HIDEOUS HEART is a Fall 2019 Junior Library Guild pick.
HIS HIDEOUS HEART is a Kirkus Best YA Book of 2019.
A genre-bending collection of 13 twists on Edgar Allan Poe’s works does Poe proud with this creepy and atmospheric set of stories inspired by a handful of his most well-known works…Strong feminist themes appear throughout, and genres run the gamut from futuristic to gothic to lots in between. Diversity in race, gender identity, and sexuality is well-represented. Poe’s ghost happily haunts this fresh, delightfully dark collection.
– Kirkus, starred review
In Adler’s inclusive anthology, 13 YA authors honor Edgar Allan Poe’s pioneering work in mystery, horror, and science fiction with retellings that emphasize diverse characters, settings, and genres…Poe fans new and old will find stories to appreciate here.
Abandonment and revenge are explored when Marieke Nijkamp brings “Hop-Frog,” the story of a jester and his cruel king, into the realm of the fae.
– Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Marieke Nijkamp situates “Changeling,” her fae rendition of Poe’s “Hop-Frog,” in a historical fantasy world that powerfully engages with disability
— Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A superb collection of young adult short stories inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s work…The volume is divided between the new stories and Poe’s originals, which makes for a delightful reading experience. Adler’s anthology brims over with fierce delight and uncanny invention; the stories here vary in their effect nearly as much as Poe’s do… And if you haven’t read Poe before, His Hideous Heart works equally well as an introduction, a tribute and a loving critique. Welcome.” ―The New York Times Book Review