By Jeffrey Berg
Published: March 7, 2011.
In a burgeoning metropolis, on the cusp of a new century, Helen and George Miller live what no one would consider "fairy tale" lives. Sold by their parents to a mysterious dwarf, they escape, only to be captured and imprisoned by a sadistic old fortuneteller, who runs a candy shop and freakshow at a seaside amusement park. With the aid of Bernard the Wolf Boy, they escape again, but not unscathed.