A Book of Wonders for Grown-Up ReadersEvery once in a great while a book comes along that reminds us of the magic spell that stories can cast over usâ€“to dazzle, entertain, and enlighten. Welcome to the Arabian Nights for our timeâ€“a lush and fantastical epic guaranteed to spirit you away from the very first pageâ€¦.Secreted away in a garden, a lonely girl spins stories to warm a curious prince: peculiar feats and unspeakable fates that loop through each other and back again to meet in the tapestry of her voice. Inked on her eyelids, each twisting, tattooed tale is a piece in the puzzle of the girlâ€™s own hidden history. And what tales she tells! Tales of shape-shifting witches and wild horsewomen, heron kings and beast princesses, snake gods, dog monks, and living starsâ€“each story more strange and fantastic than the one that came before. From ill-tempered â€śmermaidâ€ť to fastidious Beast, nothing is ever quite what it seems in these ever-shifting talesâ€“even, and especially, their teller. Adorned with illustrations by the legendary Michael Kaluta, Valenteâ€™s enchanting lyrical fantasy offers a breathtaking reinvention of the untold myths and dark fairy tales that shape our dreams. And just when you think youâ€™ve come to the end, you realize the adventure has only begunâ€¦.