Fables. 3, Storybook love

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
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CLP - Carrick Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL Fables
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Collection  Graphic Novels
 
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CLP - East Liberty Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL Fables
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Graphic Novels
 
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CLP - Hill District Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL Fables
Location  CLP - Hill District
 
Collection  Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  GRAPHIC NOVEL Fables
 
 
CLP - Sheraden Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL Fables
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Collection  Graphic Novels
 
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CLP - Woods Run Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL Fables
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Collection  Graphic Novels
 
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Graphic Novel GRAPHIC NOVEL FIC FAB
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Millvale Community Library Graphic Novels GRN WIL.3
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South Park Library Graphic Novels GN SERIES FABLES 3
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Summary
A new Softcover collecting the acclaimed FABLES #11-18, including the 4-part "Storybook Love." Also included are the 2-part "A Sharp Operator" and the single-issue tales "Bag o' Bones" and "Barleycorn Brides." Don't miss this amazing third collection, topped off with a stunning new wraparound cover by James Jean.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The third collection of Fables, the Sandman spin-off about fairy-tale characters exiled in New York, contains four stories. The longest, Storybook Love, is the most satisfying, but the others have their fairy-tale-like (i.e., grisly) charms. Revealing that the Jack of beanstalk fame and the Jack of the eponymous tall tales are identical, Bag o' Bones spins a Civil War yarn in which Jack detains the Grim Reaper, so that no one can die. In a two-part caper (all that's given in the way of a title), the Fables community puts Briar Rose, aka the Sleeping Beauty, back on slumberous hold to prevent exposure by a scandal-rag journalist. In Barleycorn Bride, Bigby Wolf relays some of the Fables' early history in America to explain why 18-year-old Lilliputian boys try to steal magic barleycorns from a jar at the Fables' Manhattan headquarters. The long story concerns a plot to seize Fables leadership by Bluebeard and Goldilocks; it includes some Fables mainstays' apparent demises and begs for future development. Deucedly cleverly written, yeomanly drawn. --Ray Olson Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "One of the stories in this new collection is appropriately titled "Into the Woods." Like Stephen Sondheim's musical, Willingham's series presents figures from childhood fairytales contending with the problems of adult life. Snow White, Briar Rose (aka Sleeping Beauty), Prince Charming, Little Boy Blue and Goldilocks all appear, as does a trickster named Jack. So does the Big Bad Wolf, who is inescapably reminiscent of Marvel's Wolverine. Even Gulliver's Lilliputians turn up, as do talking animals. This volume collects issues 11 through 18, and, as with many contemporary comics, it will be difficult for readers who haven't started with the first issue to get their bearings. The fairytale characters comprise a community of immortals known as "Fables," who now hide in plain sight from the mundane normal people (known as "mundys," they're much like J.K. Rowling's muggles) in a section of New York City called Fabletown. The stories are of two sorts. Two stand-alone tales take place in past centuries and have a genuine fairytale feel and period charm. The others, set in the present, are gritty, with dysfunctional relationships, blackmail and murder attempts. Take the "mature audiences" advisory seriously: this is a book in which an adult Goldilocks can be seen naked or covered with blood. Despite its darker elements, Fables features wit and comedy; Willingham can even make scenes simultaneously farcical and horrific. The art ranges from the illustrative to cartoony, and its variety mirrors the stories' many moods. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fantasy comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :DC Comics,2004
Other Titles Storybook love
Contributors Willingham, Bill.
Buckingham, Mark.
Leialoha, Steve.
Vozzo, Danny.
Klein, Todd.
DC Comics, Inc.
Audience Suggested for mature readers.
Language English
Notes "Fables created by Bill Willingham."
"Originally published in single magazine form as Fables 11-18"--P. facing t.p.
Description 190 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781401202569 (pbk.)
140120256X (pbk.)
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