Kelly Ann Jacobson
Tink and Wendy
English · Paperback / Softback
Will be released 26.10.2021
"What happens when Tinker Bell is in love with both Peter Pan and Wendy? In this sparkling re-imagining of Peter Pan, Peter and Wendy's granddaughter Hope Darling finds the reclusive Tinker Bell squatting at the Darling mansion in order to care for the graves of her two lost friends after a love triangle gone awry. As Hope wins the fairy's trust, Tink tells her the truth about Wendy and Peter--and her own role in their ultimate fate. Told in three alternating perspectives--past, present, and excerpts from a book called Neverland: A History written by Tink's own fairy godmother--this queer adaptation is for anyone who has ever wondered if there might have been more to the story of Tinker Bell and the rest of the Peter Pan legend."--Provided by publisher.
About the author
Kelly Ann Jacobson is a prolific author and editor specializing in queer fiction and unique twists on genre fiction. In addition to Tink and Wendy, her recent books include the linked story collection An Inventory of Abandoned Things: Stories, winner of the Split/Lip Chapbook Contest, Miranda (Storylandia!), and Cairo in White (Musa Publishing). Recent anthologies she has conceived of and edited include The Way to My Heart: An Anthology of Food-Related Romance and Dear Robot: An Anthology of Epistolary Science Fiction. Her short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction has been appeared in more than fifty publications. Kelly earned her PhD in fiction from Florida State University and teaches speculative fiction for Southern New Hampshire University's online MFA in creative writing. She lives in Falls Church, Virginia.
Gold Medal Winner, Best Young Adult Fiction, Foreword Indies Award
"30 Must-Read Queer Fairytale Retellings For Pride" —Book Riot
"Best LGBTQA+ Books of 2021" —She Reads
"Eight Queer Young Adult Books Coming This Fall" —Lambda Literary
What happens when Tinker Bell is in love with both Peter Pan and Wendy? In this sparkling re-imagining of Peter Pan, Peter and Wendy’s granddaughter Hope Darling finds the reclusive Tinker Bell squatting at the Darling mansion in order to care for the graves of her two lost friends after a love triangle gone awry. As Hope wins the fairy’s trust, Tink tells her the truth about Wendy and Peter—and her own role in their ultimate fate. Told in three alternating perspectives—past, present, and excerpts from a book called Neverland: A History written by Tink’s own fairy godmother—this queer adaptation is for anyone who has ever wondered if there might have been more to the story of Tinker Bell and the rest of the Peter Pan legend.
“This atmospheric reimaging is rife with divided loyalties and harsh tragedies. Introspective and character-driven, it retains the misty, fairy-tale feel of impossible things and childhood yearning . . . Jacobson shines in thoughtfully rendering the classic characters as well-rounded, complex, and flawed individuals.” —School Library Journal
“A character-driven reimagining of Peter Pan . . . a queer, introspective retelling.” —Kirkus Reviews
A modern tale that completely reinvents the characters, Tink and Wendy is both beautiful and heartbreaking all in one.” —The Southern Bookseller Review
“Tink and Wendy is a masterful reinvention of the classic. Full of teenage angst and yearning, it is poignant, relatable, and full of contemporary appeal.” —Foreword Reviews
“Eight Queer Young Adult Books Coming this Fall” —Lambda Literary
"30 Must-Read Queer Fairytale Retellings For Pride" —Book Riot
Most Anticipated LGBTQA+ Books for Fall 2021 —She Reads
Best LGBTQA+ Books of 2021 —She Reads
“In Tink and Wendy, Kelly Ann Jacobson asks what it would have been like if Tinker Bell were in love with both Wendy and Peter Pan. After Wendy and Peter’s granddaughter Hope Darling finds Tinker Bell tending to the graves of her lost friends, Hope wins the fairy’s trust and learns the truth of a love triangle gone wrong.” —Lambda Literary
“If you love Peter Pan retellings, queer retellings, and books with lots of heart then I definitely recommend Tink and Wendy! It’s only a little book but it has a lot to enjoy inside those pages.” —Books for a Delicate Eternity
“Made me feel the same way I felt when I was little reading the original Peter Pan stories, that sense of something magical, just right out of your reach. Like magic was really possible. . . . 5 stars, more if it was possible.” —My Cat Reads and Reviews
"Tink and Wendy isn't simply a brilliant, queer revision; it’s Peter Pan as I wish it had always been. Readers will adore Tink’s candor and her journey through grief, devotion, and redemption ... Tink and Wendy joins the ranks of Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi, The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood, and The Color Master: Stories by Aimee Bender and will become the classic that replaces the classic.” —Melissa Scholes Young, author, The Hive and Flood
“Queer readers such as myself who spent their childhoods escaping into the fantastical worlds of Oz and Neverland will delight in Kelly Ann Jacobson's Tink and Wendy. Witty, gritty, and magical, Tink and Wendy is an homage to J.M. Barrie's imagination even as it flips his script. News flash: It's not all about the boys anymore!" —Julia Watts, author, Quiver
“Headstrong, clever, and haunted by her past, Jacobson’s Tink is the Jessica Jones of Neverland. But make no mistake, this Tink is very much her own unique character, navigating complex relationships with Peter and Wendy. Tink and Wendy is a delight for fans of Peter Pan, but easily has the richness and heart to stand on its own.” Tara Campbell, author, Cabinet of Wrath: A Doll Collection
“Jacobson’s Tink and Wendy offers the retelling I’ve always dreamed of—one that masterfully builds layers upon layers, at long last, to these two complex characters, each on the opposite end of the same coin, while staying true to the recognizable characteristics of Barrie’s original. A formidable and necessary addition to the Peter Pan mythology, one that refreshingly centers the complexities of motherhood and womanly expectations of hyperresponsibility via a queer looking glass. A must read for any fan of the Peter Pan canon.” —Addie Tsai, author, Dear Twin
High Praise for Previous Work by Kelly Ann Jacobson
“Jacobson has a gift for description, pulling the reader onto the page and immersing her in unfamiliar settings.” —Melody and Words
“Anchored by family, culture and love, this story is a joy to read.” —Kirkus Reviews
|Kelly Ann Jacobson
|Ingram Publishers Services
|from age 15
|Paperback / Softback
|No. of pages
Children's and young people's books
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy, YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General, Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy romance (Teenage), Children’s / Teenage fiction: Traditional stories, Children’s / Teenage fiction & true stories
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