Sunday, April 17, 2011

Trail of Stones by Gwen Strauss

Trail of Stones by Gwen Strauss and illustrated by Anthony Browne was first published in 1990 and is now out of print. These are some of the types of books I am eager to see turned into ebooks. This would be a gem to pick up for a few dollars and once again generate a small income for the poet.

Book description:

As they enter the dark wood, familiar fairy tale characters confront the issues of fear of love, shame, grief, jealousy, loneliness, and joy in this illustrated collection of poems.

Here is Strauss's take on Hansel and Gretel from the father's perspective, always the most problematic character in that tale. This poem is copyrighted and was captured from Gwen Strauss's website where it is presented to promote the book as I am promoting it here. I used an image of the poem once again to discourage copying and pasting.


  1. Interesting. :) I always wondered what was going through the father's head during that tale. :)

    Miss Heiner, your wonderful site and blog has helped me see fairy tales in a new light, I have spent hours reading the annotations stories and I read your blog everyday. That's why I would like to honor you the Versatile Blogger Award, it's the least I can do for all the enjoyment I get reading these fantastic tales. You can accept your award here :

  2. I so agree with you about the eBooks! I think it's a wonderful avenue for writers to earn a bit from their backlists. But now I have to add a new book to my want list. *sigh* ;D