Fairy-Tale Files, published once weekly, feature three variations of a fairy tale chosen by one of Fairy Tale Review’s Assistant Editors.
Named one of the top albums of 2006, the Decemberists’ fourth album, The Crane Wife, feeds off the workings of the Japanese folk tale.
British author Patrick Ness, best known for his children’s books, adopts the fairy tale’s plot and name for his new novel.
Pterotillomania—also known as feather-plucking—is a behavioral disorder commonly found in captive birds. Maybe that’s what the Crane Wife was up to after all?
This edition of Fairy-Tale Files is brought to you by Fairy Tale Review Assistant Editor Tommy Mira y Lopez.