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Gregory Maguire


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Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children's stories (such as L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children's stories (such as L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked). He received his Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Tufts University, and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany. He was a professor and co-director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children's Literature from 1979-1985. In 1987 he co-founded Children's Literature New England (a non-profit educational charity).

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Literary Fiction
 
Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Gregory Maguire
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Short stories
The Seven Stage a Comeback (2000)


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The Fall of the Kings (2002)
(Swords of Riverside, book 3)
Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman
"Kushner and Sherman don't spin fables or knit fancies: they are world-forgers, working in a language of iron and air."
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The Ingenious Edgar Jones (2007)
Elizabeth Garner
"Elizabeth Garner's American debut is ingenuity itself, a winner, I love it."
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The Possibilities of Sainthood (2008)
Donna Freitas
"Behold: A rare bloom of a book . . . THE POSSIBILITIES OF SAINTHOOD, while never gloomy or dogmatic, is a literary work of mercy. Let us rejoice and be glad."
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Impossible (2008)
(Impossible , book 1)
Nancy Werlin
"A haunting, thrilling romantic puzzle. Just read it."
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The Chosen One (2009)
Carol Lynch Williams
"The Chosen One makes the heart race, the teeth grind, and the brow bead up in sweat."
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The Language of Trees (2010)
Ilie Ruby
"The Language of Trees, like Whitman's Leaves of Grass though in a magic realist vernacular, refreshingly asserts that deeply American conviction: the gravest natural instinct is to heal and be healed. A shimmeringly heart-felt story."
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Return To Augie Hobble (2015)
Lane Smith
"The incomparable Lane Smith...stomps triumphantly into the middle-school playground with his first novel."
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Mapping the Bones (2018)
Jane Yolen
"Jane Yolen's Mapping the Bones is a swift and deadly drama with overtones of dark fable we all wish we could forget. But this book, a shining star held in a trembling palm, requires us to remember."

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