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A Tale Dark & Grimm
  • Author : Adam Gidwitz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781101445280
  • Reader Reviews : 107
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches. Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.

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    A Tale Dark & Grimm
  • Author : Adam Gidwitz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780142419670
  • Reader Reviews : 84
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Now a Netflix animated series! The New York Times bestselling debut by Adam Gidwitz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitor's Tale. Cover may vary “A wonderful sense of humor and narrative voice … completely fresh and unique.” –Rick Riordan, #1 bestselling author Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm (and Grimm-inspired) fairy tales. An irreverent, witty narrator leads us through encounters with witches, warlocks, dragons, and the devil himself. As the siblings roam a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind the famous tales, as well as how to take charge of their destinies and create their own happily ever after. Because once upon a time, fairy tales were awesome. For more awesome fairy tales by Adam Gidwitz look for In a Glass Grimmly and The Grimm Conclusion.

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    A Tale Dark & Grimm: Complete Trilogy Box Set
  • Author : Adam Gidwitz
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780593530283
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  • Genre : Books
  • The beloved, bestselling A Tale Dark & Grimm series is now available as a box set for the very first time! And don't miss the Netflix Animated Series of A Tale Dark & Grimm! "A wonderful sense of humor and narrative voice ... completely fresh and unique." --Rick Riordan, #1 bestselling author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series "Unlike any children's book I've ever read. . . . Classic." --New York Times Book Review Never before available, this brand-new paperback box set is perfect for Adam Gidwitz fans old and new. This stunning collection includes all three books in the Newbery Honor-winning author's bestselling series: A Tale Dark & Grimm In a Glass Grimmly The Grimm Conclusion Hansel and Gretel. Jack and Jill. Witches, beanstalks, and talking frogs. Murderous mermaids, giants, and bakers with ovens just right for baking children. Follow your favorite characters as they run away from their own stories and embark on thrilling new adventures. They may be frightening. They may be terrible. They may be Grimm. But unlike those other fairy tales you know, these tales are true.

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    The Grimm Conclusion
  • Author : Adam Gidwitz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 9780142427361
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From Newbery Honor-winning, New York Times bestselling author Adam Gidwitz Cover may vary Did you know that Cinderella’s stepsisters got their eyes pecked out by birds? Really. And that Rumpelstiltskin ripped himself in half? And that in “The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage,” a mouse, a bird, and a sausage all talk to each other? (Okay, I guess that one’s not that grim.) Those are the real fairy tales. But they have nothing on the fairy tales in this book. For more twisted tales look for A Tale Dark and Grimm and In a Glass Grimmly. * “Underneath the gore, the wit, and the trips to Hell and back, this book makes it clearer than ever that Gidwitz truly cares about the kids he writes for.” —Publishers Weekly starred review “Entertaining story-mongering, with traditional and original tropes artfully intertwined.”—Kirkus Reviews “As innovative as they are traditional, the stories maintain clear connections with traditional Grimm tales while creatively connecting to the narrative, and all the while keeping the proceedings undeniably grisly and lurid. . . .Readers will rejoice.”—School Library Journal

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    In a Glass Grimmly
  • Author : Adam Gidwitz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781101591611
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From the Newbery Honor-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Inquisitor's Tale. Cover may vary If you dare, join Jack and Jill as they embark on a harrowing quest through a new set of tales from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and others. Follow along as they enter startling new landscapes that may (or may not) be scary, bloody, terrifying, and altogether true in this hair-raising companion to Adam Gidwitz’s widely acclaimed, award-winning debut, A Tale Dark & Grimm. An Oprah Kids’ Reading List Pick A Publishers Weekly Best New Book of the Week Pick For more twisted tales look for A Tale Dark & Grimm and The Grimm Conclusion

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    Grimm's Fairy Tales (Annotated)
  • Author : Jacob & Wilhem Grimm
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 9798586194756
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • A lovely collection of 50 stories from the Brothers Grimm, including; The Wolf And The Seven Little Kids; The Goose-Girl; The Elves And The Shoemaker; The Gold-Children; The Shoes That Were Danced To Pieces;...

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    Rapunzel
  • Author : Bethan Woollvin
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1509842675
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Books
  • There's more to Rapunzel than excellent hair.Golden-haired princess Rapunzel is kept trapped in her lofty tower by a wicked witch, who lops off locks of her beautiful hair and sells them for her own profit. Can Rapunzel ever figure out a way to escape? From the Macmillan Prize-winning creator of Little Red, Bethan Woollvin, comes another witty twist on of a favourite fairy tale. This bold and funny story removes the handsome prince altogether, making Rapunzel the mistress of her own destiny. Printed with stunning pantone inks, Bethan Woollvin's unique and striking art style and drily comic voice make this the perfect gift for fairy tale fans of all ages.

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    The Inquisitor's Tale
  • Author : Adam Gidwitz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780142427378
  • Reader Reviews : 23
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A Newbery Honor Book Winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award An exciting and hilarious medieval adventure from the bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Hatem Aly! ★ A New York Times Bestseller ★ A New York Times Editor’s Choice ★ A New York Times Notable Children’s Book ★ A People Magazine Kid Pick ★ A Washington Post Best Children’s Book ★ A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book ★ An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book ★ A Booklist Best Book ★ A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book ★ A Kirkus Reviews Best Book ★ A Publishers Weekly Best Book ★ A School Library Journal Best Book ★ An ALA Notable Children's Book “A profound and ambitious tour de force. Gidwitz is a masterful storyteller.” —Matt de la Peña, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author “What Gidwitz accomplishes here is staggering." —New York Times Book Review Includes a detailed historical note and bibliography 1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children. Their adventures take them on a chase through France: they are taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon. On the run to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned, their quest drives them forward to a final showdown at Mont Saint-Michel, where all will come to question if these children can perform the miracles of saints. Join William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne's loyal greyhound, Gwenforte . . . recently brought back from the dead. Told in multiple voices, in a style reminiscent of The Canterbury Tales, our narrator collects their stories and the saga of these three unlikely allies begins to come together. Beloved bestselling author Adam Gidwitz makes his long awaited return with his first new world since his hilarious and critically acclaimed Grimm series. Featuring manuscript illuminations throughout by illustrator Hatem Aly and filled with Adam’s trademark style and humor, The Inquisitor's Tale is bold storytelling that’s richly researched and adventure-packed. “It’s no surprise that Gidwitz’s latest book has been likened to The Canterbury Tales, considering its central story is told by multiple storytellers. As each narrator fills in what happens next in the story of the three children and their potentially holy dog, their tales get not only more fantastical but also more puzzling and addictive. However, the gradual intricacy of the story that is not Gidwitz’s big accomplishment. Rather it is the complex themes (xenophobia, zealotry, censorship etc.) he is able to bring up while still maintaining a light tone, thus giving readers a chance to come to conclusions themselves. (Also, there is a farting dragon.)”—Entertainment Weekly, “Best MG Books of 2016 "Puckish, learned, serendipitous . . . Sparkling medieval adventure." —Wall Street Journal ★ "Gidwitz strikes literary gold with this mirthful and compulsively readable adventure story. . . . A masterpiece of storytelling that is addictive and engrossing." —Kirkus, starred review ★ "A well-researched and rambunctiously entertaining story that has as much to say about the present as it does the past." —Publishers Weekly, starred review ★ "Gidwitz proves himself a nimble storyteller as he weaves history, excitement, and multiple narrative threads into a taut, inspired adventure." —Booklist, starred review ★ "Scatological humor, serious matter, colloquial present-day language, the ideal of diversity and mutual understanding—this has it all." —The Horn Book, starred review ★ "I have never read a book like this. It’s weird, and unfamiliar, and religious, and irreligious, and more fun than it has any right to be. . . . Gidwitz is on fire here, making medieval history feel fresh and current." —School Library Journal, starred review

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    The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
  • Author : Jacob Grimm,Wilhelm Grimm
  • Publisher : Chartwell Books
  • Pages : 678
  • ISBN : 9780785834229
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A truly complete collection of fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm featuring color plates and illustrations from award-winning illustrator, Arthur Rackham.

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    How to Draw Grimm's Dark Tales, Fables & Folklore
  • Author : Merrie Destefano
  • Publisher : Walter Foster Publishing
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781600584190
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Art
  • Dark fairy tales and legends have been passed down orally from generation to generation for centuries. Today, these tales have penetrated every aspect of pop culture and media--from cinema and TV shows to books and theatre. While fairy tales have often been sanitized and tweaked for children, their true origins are dark, edgy, grisly, and often full of malevolence. How to Draw Grimm's Dark Tales, Fables & Folklore guides artists through the process of drawing, painting, and digitally illustrating the dark and mysterious characters of legend and lore--good and bad. Beginning with information on the necessary tools and materials, artists will learn basic drawing concepts and techniques for achieving proper proportion and perspective, shading, creating volume, and rendering such textures as skin, hair, fur, and fabric. A variety of step-by-step projects provide clear, easy-to-understand instructions for drawing well-recognized characters, including the Big Bad Wolf, a wily Rumpelstiltskin, a gothic Snow White, a sinister witch, and many more. Along the way, art tips and techniques provide insight and inspiration to enhance the learning process. Throughout the book, informative sidebars and introductions reveal the history of each character, as well as the origin of their grim tales, symbolism, and variations in their stories. How to Draw Grimm's Dark Tales, Fables & Folklore is full of creative resources and encouragement for beginning and intermediate artists alike. With its varied cast of characters, comprehensive instruction, and fascinating peek into the tales themselves, this book is sure to kindle artistic imagination.

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    The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm #1)
  • Author : Michael Buckley
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781683351832
  • Reader Reviews : 75
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Fans of fractured fairy tales will be delighted to discover the fantasy, mystery, adventure, and humor in the beloved New York Times bestselling Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley, now with new cover art. As featured on NBC’s The Today Show, the nine wildly popular books are favorites around the world. They were among the first books to bring a distinctly girl-power spin to fairy tales—a spin taken up by hit movies and shows TV such as Once Upon a Time, Grimm, and Maleficent, the bestselling book series The Land of Stories, and other. New covers will appear on book one, The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives; book two, The Sisters Grimm: The Unusual Suspects; and book three, The Sisters Grimm: The Problem Child. Books four through nine will be available in revised editions soon. ? In this first book in the series, orphaned sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their recently discovered grandmother, Relda Grimm. The girls learn that they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous tome of fairy tales is actually a history book. The girls are pitted against a giant, who has been rampaging through town. But who set the giant loose in the first place? Was it Mayor Charming (formerly Prince Charming), who has plans to get his kingdom back? The Three Not-So-Little Pigs, now working as police officers? Or a giant-killer named Jack, currently working at a Big & Tall store? With an irresistible combination of adventure and imagination, the Sisters Grimm series injects classic fairy tales with modern day sensibilities and suspense, creating a fantastical combination readers of all ages will love. “Kids will love Sabrina and Daphne’s adventures as much as I did.” —Sarah Michelle Gellar, star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I Know What You Did Last Summer “Adventure, laughs, and surprises kept me eagerly turning the pages.” —R. L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series “Why didn’t I think of The Sisters Grimm? What a great concept!” —Jane Yolen, award-winning author “Terrific, head-spinning series . . . Rich in well-set-up surprises and imaginatively tweaked characters, this tongue-in-cheek frolic features both a pair of memorable young sleuths and a madcap plot with plenty of leads into future episodes.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Enormously entertaining, the book takes the fractured fairy-tale genre to new heights.” —Time Out New York Kids “An idea that will make other children’s book writers, and tons of aspiring ones, kick themselves for not thinking of it first.” —The San Antonio Express-News “A page-turner that incorporates humor, tension, suspense and a wild cast of characters, readers will have trouble putting this novel down.” —The Dallas Morning News “Quirky and reasonable characters, engaging writing, fresh fairy tale references, and a very real fantasy setting.” —The Raleigh News and Observer, “Most Promising New Series” “The twists and turns of the plot, the clever humor, and the behind-the-scenes glimpses of Everafters we think we know, will appeal to many readers.” —Kliatt, starred review

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    Grimms' Tales for Young and Old
  • Author : Brothers Grimm,Jacob Grimm,Wilhelm Grimm
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 9780307788061
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • For readers of all ages, two hundred and ten tales of the Brothers Grimm, including "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Snow White," and "Hansel and Gretel," translated by Ralph Manheim, the highly acclaimed and prize-winning translator. Manheim has rediscovered in the original German Grimms’ editions of the tales the unadorned, direct rhythm of the oral form in which they were first recorded. He has retained their ageless magic and mythology and restored the extraordinary vitality and wit, the acute perceptions of human strength and facility mirrored in the facets of these small gems. “The best modern translation of the complete Brothers Grimm.”--Choice

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    James and the Giant Peach
  • Author : Roald Dahl
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781101653005
  • Reader Reviews : 154
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From the World's No. 1 Storyteller, James and the Giant Peach is a children's classic that has captured young reader's imaginations for generations. One of TIME MAGAZINE’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins! Roald Dahl is the author of numerous classic children’s stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and many more! “James and the Giant Peach remains a favorite among kids and parents alike nearly 60 years after it was first published, thanks to its vivid imagery, vibrant characters and forthright exploration of mature themes like death and hope.” —TIME Magazine

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    Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #3)
  • Author : Ben Clanton
  • Publisher : Tundra Books
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN : 9780735262454
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A New York Times Bestselling series “Hilarious and charming. The most lovable duo since Frog and Toad.” —NYT-bestselling creator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey Narwhal's obsession with a new favorite food leads the duo into hijinks and hilarity in the third book of this all-star early graphic novel series! Narwhal and Jelly are back and Narwhal has a new obsession . . . peanut butter! Narwhal is so obsessed they even want to change their name to . . . that's right . . . Peanut Butter! Ever-sensible Jelly isn't so sure that's the best idea, but is all for Narwhal trying new things (instead of just eating waffles all the time, no matter how delicious waffles are). In this third book, Narwhal and Jelly star in three new stories about trying new things, favorite foods and accepting who we are. Always funny and never didactic, this underwater duo charms again through their powerful combination of positive thinking, imagination and joyfulness.

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    Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN : 9780143107293
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • *National Bestseller* The acclaimed retelling of the world’s best-loved fairy tales by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Golden Compass and The Book of Dust—now in paperback, and with 3 new tales! Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their first volume of fairy tales. Since then, such stories as “Cinderella,” “Snow White,” “Rapunzel,” and “Hansel and Gretel” have become deeply woven into the Western imagination. Now Philip Pullman, the New York Times bestselling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm. Here are Pullman’s fifty favorites—a wide-ranging selection that includes the most popular stories as well as lesser-known treasures like “The Three Snake Leaves,” “Godfather Death,” and “The Girl with No Hands”—alongside his personal commentaries on each story’s sources, variations, and everlasting appeal. Suffused with romance and villainy, danger and wit, Pullman’s beguiling retellings will cast a spell on readers of all ages. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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    Finding Serendipity
  • Author : Angelica Banks
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781627794404
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A magical journey into the land where stories come from “[A] sweet-toned, summer-fun story.” —The New York Times Book Review When Tuesday McGillycuddy and her beloved dog, Baxterr, discover that Tuesday's mother—the famous author Serendipity Smith—has gone missing, they set out on a magical adventure. In their quest to find Serendipity, they discover the mysterious and unpredictable place that stories come from. Here, Tuesday befriends the fearless Vivienne Small, learns to sail an enchanted boat, tangles with an evil pirate, and discovers the truth about her remarkable dog. Along the way, she learns what it means to be a writer and how difficult it can sometimes be to get all the way to The End. This title has Common Core connections. Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks, with illustrations by Stevie Lewis, is the first in a series. that continues with book two, A Week Without Tuesday. “This enchanting story . . . celebrates the imagination and the connection writers feel with their stories. Spunky characters; spot-on pacing, providing perfectly timed plot revelations; and fully imagined worlds make this a charming winner.” —Booklist, starred review “With cinematic imagery and keen wit, the authors construct an inventive novel.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Young writers will find inspiration in the tale—especially those who have a story within them but might be too shy to tell it.” —The New York Times Book Review

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    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?
  • Author : Adam Gidwitz
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781484712115
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author Adam Gidwitz delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back like you've never experienced before, infusing the iconic, classic tale of good versus evil with a unique perspective and narrative style that will speak directly to today's young readers while enhancing the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga.

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    The Creature of the Pines
  • Author : Adam Gidwitz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 9780735231726
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A New York Times bestseller—now available in paperback. INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS STORY about the medieval Secret Order of the Unicorn! Unicorns are real. (At least we think they are.) Are you ready to protect the creatures of myth and legend? Then you belong in The Unicorn Rescue Society. HURRY–THE CREATURES NEED YOU! Elliot Eisner isn't exactly thrilled with the first day at his new school. His class is going on a field trip to a creepy forest called the Pine Barrens. The trip is being led by Professor Fauna, the weirdest teacher Elliot has ever met. And the only kid who will talk to Elliot, Uchenna Devereaux, isn’t afraid of danger. She likes danger. Elliot and Uchenna are about to become part of a secret group of adventurers, The Unicorn Rescue Society, whose goal is to protect and defend the world’s mythical creatures. Together with Professor Fauna, Elliot and Uchenna must help rescue a Jersey Devil from a duo of conniving, greedy billionaires, the Schmoke Brothers. Join Elliot and Uchenna on their very first quest as members of the Unicorn Rescue Society in this fantasy-adventure series from Adam Gidwitz, the beloved bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitors Tale and A Tale Dark & Grimm. Illustrated throughout, this is the perfect fit for newly independent readers looking for a story full of adventure, fun, and friendship.

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    The Snow Queen
  • Author : Geraldine McCaughrean
  • Publisher : Orchard Books
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1408352346
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • An enchanting picture book retelling of The Snow Queen. A magical, wintery tale of friendship, love and adventure. Join Gerda on her epic journey to the mysterious, snowy lands of the frozen North. Meeting fairy-tale princesses, talking crows and wise old women with enchanted gardens, on her quest to rescue best friend Kai from the Snow Queen's icy palace. Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale has enchanted children for over 150 years. Retold by Carnegie Medal-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean, with stunningly intricate silhouette illustrations, this is a must-have addition to any child's bookshelf.

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    The Grimm Legacy
  • Author : Polly Shulman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9780142419045
  • Reader Reviews : 60
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Elizabeth has just started working as a page at the New York Circulating Material Repository - a lending library of objects, contemporary and historical, common and obscure. And secret, too - for in the repository's basement lies the Grimm Collection, a room of magical items straight from the Grimm Brother's fairy tales. But the magic mirrors and seven-league boots and other items are starting to disappear. And before she knows it, she and her fellow pages - handsome Marc, perfect Anjali, and brooding Aaron - are suddenly caught up in an exciting, and dangerous, magical adventure.

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    Puss in Boots
  • Author : Charles Perrault
  • Publisher : Die Gestalten Verlag
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 3899557271
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • This classic fairytale gets a visual update--as a read-aloud book with cut-out illustrations that can be used to create an enchanting play of shadows.

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    Pinocchio, the Tale of a Puppet
  • Author : Carlo Collodi
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 1603033939
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet follows the adventures of a talking wooden puppet whose nose grew longer whenever he told a lie and who wanted more than anything else to become a real boy.As carpenter Master Antonio begins to carve a block of pinewood into a leg for his table the log shouts out, "Don't strike me too hard!" Frightened by the talking log, Master Cherry does not know what to do until his neighbor Geppetto drops by looking for a piece of wood to build a marionette. Antonio gives the block to Geppetto. And thus begins the life of Pinocchio, the puppet that turns into a boy.Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet is a novel for children by Carlo Collodi is about the mischievous adventures of Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father and woodcarver Geppetto. It is considered a classic of children's literature and has spawned many derivative works of art. But this is not the story we've seen in film but the original version full of harrowing adventures faced by Pinnocchio. It includes 40 illustrations.

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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Author : Victor Hugo
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN : 1973935457
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  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame By Victor Hugo, Isabel Florence Hapgood (Translated by)

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    The Devil and His Grandmother
  • Author : Brothers Grimm
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Pages : 6
  • ISBN : 9788726590845
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The soldiers in our story were not happy with the payment they received from the king so they deserted. Suddenly a flying dragon showed up from nowhere. He was actually the Devil himself. He was not going to kill them. Instead he offered them service for seven years. In return they were going to receive a lot of money. There was however a catch. Their souls were going to remain in the Devil’s hands unless they could solve his riddle. Will they succeed or it is absolutely meaningless to compete with the Devil? Children and adults alike, immerse yourselves into Grimm’s world of folktales and legends! Come, discover the little-known tales and treasured classics in this collection of 210 fairy tales. Brothers Grimm are probably the best-known storytellers in the world. Some of their most popular fairy tales are "Cinderella", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Little Red Riding Hood" and there is hardly anybody who has not grown up with the adventures of Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Snow White. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s exceptional literature legacy consists of recorded German and European folktales and legends. Their collections have been translated into all European languages in their lifetime and into every living language today.

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    The Insomniacs
  • Author : Marit Weisenberg
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 9781250257369
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Marit Weisenberg's The Insomniacs is “a deeply beautiful story of yearning, heartache, trauma, and love” (Jennifer Niven, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places) about two teens who discover the secrets of their neighborhood after everyone else turns out the lights. Ingrid can’t sleep. She can’t remember, either. A competitive diver, seventeen-year-old Ingrid is haunted by what she saw at the pool at a routine meet, before falling off the high dive and waking up concussed. The only thing she remembers about the moment before her dive is locking eyes with Van—her neighbor, former best friend, and forever crush—kissing his girlfriend on the sidelines. But that can’t be all. Then one sleepless night, she sees Van out her window...looking right back at her. They begin not sleeping together by night, still ignoring each other at school by day. Ingrid tells herself this is just temporary, but soon, she and Van are up every night piecing her memory back together. As Van works through his own reasons for not being able to sleep, they’re both pulled into a mystery that threatens to turn their quiet neighborhood into a darker place than they realized.

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    Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries
  • Author : Heather Fawcett
  • Publisher : Emily Wilde
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 0356519120
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries

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    The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs
  • Author : Sherry Meidell
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1933317507
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A boy born to a poor couple receives the hand of the king's daughter in marriage, but in order to keep his bride, the boy must bring the king three golden hairs from the head of the devil.

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    Coop Knows the Scoop
  • Author : Taryn Souders
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781492640196
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The whole town is talking about what's buried beneath the playground... Windy Bottom, Georgia is usually a peaceful place. Coop helps his mom at her café and bookstore, hangs out with his grandpa, and bikes around with his friends Justice and Liberty. The town is full of all kinds of interesting people, but no one has ever caused a problem. Until now. And somehow, Gramps is taking all the blame! It seems like there are a lot of secrets that were buried in their small town after all... Will Coop and his friends get to the bottom of the mystery and clear Gramps's name before it's too late?

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    In a Glass Grimmly
  • Author : Adam Gidwitz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9780142425060
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From the Newbery Honor-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Inquisitor's Tale. Cover may vary If you dare, join Jack and Jill as they embark on a harrowing quest through a new set of tales from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and others. Follow along as they enter startling new landscapes that may (or may not) be scary, bloody, terrifying, and altogether true in this hair-raising companion to Adam Gidwitz’s widely acclaimed, award-winning debut, A Tale Dark & Grimm. An Oprah Kids’ Reading List Pick A Publishers Weekly Best New Book of the Week Pick For more twisted tales look for A Tale Dark & Grimm and The Grimm Conclusion

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    Onion John
  • Author : Joseph Krumgold
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 9780064401449
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The story of a friendship between a 12-year-old boy and an immigrant handyman, almost wrecked by the good intentions of the townspeople.

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    The Tree of Water
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : 9780765320599
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Ven, Char, and the merrow Amariel explore the world beneath the sea, where beauty is more than matched by dangers, and soon they realize that in order to save thousands of innocent lives, they may have to sacrifice their own.

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    The Righteous
  • Author : Renée Ahdieh
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN : 9781984812629
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • In this latest installment of The New York Times bestselling quartet that began with The Beautiful, Pippa journeys to the treacherous and beguiling world of the fey in search of answers but instead falls in love. Following the explosive events of The Damned, Odette faces a vampire’s final death. The Court of the Lions have done everything they can to save her but have failed. A healer from the Sylvan Vale could help her, but only Arjun Desai, as a half fey, can cross the boundary between realms. The Sylvan Vale is a world Arjun despises, and in return, it despises him. But knowing it could save Odette, he returns to the Vale with all haste, leaving the mirrored tare between the two worlds open and unwittingly setting the stage for both love and war. It’s mere days until Pippa Montrose is to wed Phoebus Devereux and become a member of his well-heeled family, offering salvation to her own. But Celine is missing. Pippa has no idea where her best friend has gone, but she’s certain it’s in the company of vampire Sébastien Saint Germain and that Arjun can lead her to them. Pippa enjoins the help of Eloise, the daughter of a powerful sorceress, to discover the gateway Arjun uses to travel between worlds. Pippa, tired of hesitating in life, marches right through in search of her friend. But what she discovers on the other side is a dangerous, duplicitous world full of mischief and magic she doesn’t understand, and most unexpectedly, she finds love. Author of the New York Times bestselling duology The Wrath & The Dawn, Renée Ahdieh is back. The Righteous is the can’t-miss lead in to what will be a much-anticipated finale of a can't miss quartet.

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    The Tale of the Whale
  • Author : Karen Swann
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : 9781534493957
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A child and a whale embark on a beautiful journey together in this lyrical, gorgeously illustrated picture book about friendship, hope, and love for the world around us in the vein of The Fisherman & the Whale and Cynthia Rylant’s Life. Where land becomes sky and sky becomes sea, I first saw the whale and the whale first saw me. A child joins a friendly whale for a magical journey of discovery. They sail the blue ocean, dance with dolphins, and tail-splash seagulls. But the child also sees an ocean filled with plastic trash. And that inspires a promise of help, for the whale and all earth’s creatures.

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    Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella
  • Author : Tony Johnston
  • Publisher : Paw Prints
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1442058021
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fairy tales
  • The Bigfoot Prince has his heart set on a big, hairy, odiferous bride, and Rrrrella, a perfect match, must get past her awful stepsisters and reach the annual forest fun-fest in time to win his heart. Reprint.

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    A Tale of Witchcraft...
  • Author : Christopher Colfer
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780316523530
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In this enchanting story from the New York Times bestselling author of A Tale of Magic..., a group of friends grow suspicious of a potentially dangerous which—all while their once peaceful kingdom begins to crack. When a mysterious new witch arrives at the academy, the celebrations are cut short. As the witch begins recruiting faeries into her rival school of witchcraft, it becomes clear she has dark intentions. And soon Brystal's friend Lucy becomes embroiled in an ominous plot against mankind. Elsewhere, the fragile peace is on the brink of shattering. Outrage has spread throughout the kingdoms in opposition to the legalization of magic. And, a dangerous and centuries-old clan known as the Righteous Brotherhood has resurfaced, with one goal in mind: to exterminate all magical life forever . . . starting with Brystal. The enchanting sequel to the New York Times bestselling A Tale of Magic... is filled with brand-new adventures and a cast of memorable characters, both familiar and new.

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    Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
  • Author : Laura Amy Schlitz
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN : 9780763615789
  • Reader Reviews : 41
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • A collection of short one-person plays featuring characters, between ten and fifteen years old, who live in or near a thirteenth-century English manor.