Castle Waiting (Paperback)

Castle Waiting By Linda Medley, Jane Yolen (Introduction by) Cover Image

Castle Waiting (Paperback)

By Linda Medley, Jane Yolen (Introduction by)

$24.99


Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days

This (wildly popular) graphic novel, a feminist fairy tale, is now in paperback.


Castle Waiting is the story of an isolated, abandoned castle, and the eccentric inhabitants who bring it back to life. A fable for modern times, it is a fairy tale that’s not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil — but about being a hero in your own home. The opening chapter tells the origin of the castle itself, which is abandoned by its princess in a comic twist on “Sleeping Beauty” when she rides off into the sunset with her Prince Charming. The castle becomes a refuge for misfits, outcasts, and others seeking sanctuary, playing host to a lively and colorful cast of characters that inhabits the subsequent stories, including a talking anthropomorphic horse, a mysteriously pregnant Lady on the run, and a bearded nun. Linda Medley lavishly illustrates Castle Waiting in a classic visual style reminiscent of Arthur Rackham and William Heath Robinson. Blending elements from a variety of sources — fairy tales, folklore, nursery rhymes — Medley tells the story of the everyday lives of fantastic characters with humor, intelligence, and insight into human nature. Castle Waiting can be read on multiple levels and can be enjoyed by readers of all ages, especially young girls.
Linda Medley lives in Portland, OR, where she is currently working on the Castle Waiting series.
Product Details ISBN: 9781606996027
ISBN-10: 1606996029
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: January 18th, 2013
Pages: 472
Language: English
Series: Castle Waiting (Fantagraphic Books)
Castle Waiting, a brutally funny book with a giant heart, has a new spin on fairy tales with a feminist bent that will draw you in and keep you reading from page one.... Medley’s world is expertly crafted and completely believable, while her black and white artwork is clean and highly detailed with an emphasis on character design and acting.

— Kelly Thompson - LitReactor