Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty

By HEPPERMANN, Christine

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ISBN
9780062289575
Publisher
HarperCollins Greenwillow


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2014  |  Grades 5 and Up

Gr 8 Up—Traditional folk and fairy tales collide with feminist observations of modern beauty and hygiene culture in this compilation of 50 free verse and easy to read poems. Each one grapples with the state of femininity with caustic wit, heavy with criticism. Readers will also be treated to mood...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2014

For this poet, there is no dividing line between fairy tales and reality: "You can lose your way anywhere," claims the poem with which she begins this collection of fifty pieces on the devastating conjunction of girls' vulnerability, the rapacious beauty industry, and fairy tales. Caustic, witty, sad, and angry, Heppermann (a former Horn Book reviewer) articulates what some of her readers will no doubt perceive already but what may be news to...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

This collection comprises fifty poems on the devastating conjunction of girls' vulnerability, the rapacious beauty industry, and fairy tales....Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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