A retelling of the old Scottish ballad in which a young girl rescues the human knight Tam Lin from his bondage to the Elfin Queen.
|Statement||retold by Susan Cooper ; illustrated by Warwick Hutton.|
|Contributions||Hutton, Warwick, ill.|
|LC Classifications||PZ8.C7926 Tam 1991|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination|| p. :|
|Number of Pages||32|
|LC Control Number||90005571|
Pamela Dean is an American fantasy author whose most notable book is Tam Lin, based on the Child Ballad of the same name, in which the Scottish fairy story is set on a midwestern college campus loosely based on her alma mater, Carleton College in Minnesota. She was a member of the writing group The Scribblies, and was a contributor to the Liavek shared-world anthologies.4/5(90). Tam Lin: 39A. Source: The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, by Francis James Child. cites: Johnson's Museum, , communicated by Burns. Title: Tam Lin. Site reference number: 1. There she encounters Tam lin, argues with him, and is then ravaged by him. She then travels home, where an old knight observes she is pregnant, and her brother advises an herbal abortive agent. She returns to the woods to fetch it, and again encounters Tam Lin, who inquires about her pregnancy. "Tam Lin" has been my favorite fairy tale since kindergarten, and Jane Yolen retells it beautifully. The illustrations, too, are wonderful. I especially like this story, because it is very unique. There is a heroine instead of a hero, Tam Lin and Janet are not a prince and /5(12).
– Horn Book “In Yolen’s vibrant prose, this retelling of an ancient Scottish ballad leaps from the page in riveting strokes. Here, in all its moonswept mystery, is the story of how Jennet, red-headed daughter of the MacKenzie clan, rescues Tam Lin, the man she loves, . The trouble with Tam Lin is that he's a walking contradiction. Tam Lin has all these great qualities that make us like him, and he often makes us laugh. But then we find out that he's a terrorist who killed children (albeit accidentally). What makes Tam Lin such a fascinating character is his past. He is who he is because of what he's done. I reviewed this book two and a half years ago, when I first read it, and I feel the urge to re-review it and give a more mature perspective. (or, "How Tam Lin Impacted My Life")Since reading this book I have read so many works of great literature (like the poetry of Keats, and _The Lady's Not for Burning_, and _Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead_, and the poetry of Pope) that I wouldn't /5(6). Get this from a library! Tam Lin. [Pamela Dean; Thomas Canty; Terri Windling] -- An old Scottish ballad and fairy tale sings of Janet, who defied Tam Lin by walking on her own land. She then was compelled to do battle with the Faery Queen for possession of her lover's soul and.
The poem is her real child, because Dean’s Tam Lin is a book about minds and their products, and bodies don’t particularly matter here. Janet’s unborn child never feels more than theoretical. In the ancient Scottish ballad "Tam Lin," headstrong Janet defies Tam Lin to walk in her own land of Carterhaugh and then must battle the Queen of Faery for possession of her lover’s body and soul. In this version of "Tam Lin," masterfully crafted by 4/5(2). Tam Lin by Dean, Pamela and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Pamela Dean is an American fantasy author whose most notable book is Tam Lin, based on the Child Ballad of the same name, in which the Scottish fairy story is set on a midwestern college campus loosely based on her alma mater, Carleton College in Minnesota. She was a member of the writing group The Scribblies, and was a contributor to the Liavek shared-world anthologies/5(34).