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|Author||: Susan Branch|
Based on the diaries Susan has kept since she was in her 20s, The Fairy Tale Girl is book one of a two part series. Together the books are an illustrated memoir, charmingly designed in Susan's style with her whimsical watercolors and personal photographs. It's an enchanting story of love and loss, mystery and magic that begins in a geranium-colored house in California, and ends up, like any good fairy tale, on the right side of the rabbit hole, in a small cottage in the woods on the New England Island of Martha's Vineyard. The Fairy Tale Girl humorously explores Susan's journey as an artist and as a girl/woman, from the 1950s through the 1980s. In the first book of the series we get a revealing view of Susan's early life as the oldest of eight children and the marriage she imagined would be forever; it's filled with inspiration, romance and discovery, and a leap into the unknown.
|Author||: Lela Lee|
The girls are back and angrier than ever! The fourth book in the successful Angry Little Girls series features the hilarious return of this beloved cast of characters, this time recast as fairy-tale heroines. Kim, the angry little Asian girl, stars in "Snow Yellow and the Seven Short Men"; Wanda, the fresh soul sistah, stars in "RapPunsWell"; Xyla, the gloomy girl, stars in "Little Miss Wears a Hood"; and the other girls star in furiously fractured versions of "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Princess and the Pea." Filled with Lela Lee's culturally charged humor, this clever collection of new comics proves that there's an angry little girl inside of everyone.
|Author||: Anita Ganeri|
|Editor||: Arcturus Publishing|
This beautiful illustrated treasury presents an inspiring collection of 15 stories from around the world, retold by multi award-winning author Anita Ganeri. Showcasing narratives that celebrate strong, independent women, these fairy tales contain heroines that aren't reduced to being wives or witches! Instead they run free and possess the qualities we would hope for in our daughters and friends: self-confidence, strength, wits, courage, fearlessness, and independence. They live freely, happily ever after, without restraint or narrowly defined roles. These stories include: • Atalanta the Huntress (Greece) • Nana Miriam (Niger) • Fitcher's Bird (Germany) • The Girl and the Puma (Argentina) • Li Chi Slays the Serpent (China) • Brave Woman Counts Coup (US/White River Sioux) • Mizilca (Romania) • The Pirate Princess (Poland/Jewish) • The Samurai Maiden (Japan) • Molly Whuppie (England) Bold and imaginative, these tales will capture the hearts and minds of young readers everywhere. Perfect for kids age 8+.
|Author||: Kate Bernheimer|
|Editor||: Coffee House Press|
A Time Out New York Best Book of the Year. “[Bernheimer is] one of literature’s foremost champions of the fairy tale.” —Nylon Elegant and brutal, the stories in Kate Bernheimer’s latest collection occupy a heightened landscape, where the familiar cedes to the grotesque and nonsense just as often devolves into terror. These are fairy tales out of time, renewing classic stories we think we know, like one of Bernheimer’s girls, whose hands of steel turn to flowers, leaving her beautiful but alone. “Deftly blends gloomy fairy tales with existential manifestos. Nine nimble stories confront a spectrum of suffering; loneliness, addiction, poverty, and death lay exposed with open language for all to interpret.” —Entrophy “[Bernheimer], an impassioned advocate for the relevancy of the fairy-tale genre, fills the whole strange, lovely book with such gems, reinventing traditional, timeless tales for new readers.” —Time Out New York “With dinosaurs and pink sisters, shadows and talking dolls, librarians and totems, Bernheimer presents haunting looks at mothers and daughters, the magic of childhood, and the power of illusion, fantasy, and dreams.” —San Francisco Book Review “I’ll read anything [Kate Bernheimer] writes, and I’ll undoubtedly learn more about myself and my own writing than from 100 other books. Truth is, I hope every young writer is lucky enough to discover a particular writer who speaks to her more than any other, a writer whose words reach out through the pages and touch her heart, the way Kate Bernheimer has done for me.” —Electric Literature “Bernheimer manages to tickle the cerebrum without sacrificing surface pleasures.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune
|Author||: Laura Pohl|
|Editor||: Sourcebooks, Inc.|
A New York Times Bestseller Four troubled friends, One murdered girl... and a dark fate that may leave them all doomed. Once Upon a Time meets Pretty Little Liars in this queer, dark academia story about four reimagined fairy tale heroines who must uncover their ancient curses before it's too late. After the mysterious death of their best friend, Ella, Yuki, and Rory are the talk of their elite school, Grimrose Académie. The police ruled Ariane's death as a suicide, but the trio are determined to find out what really happened. When Nani Eszes arrives as their newest roommate, it sets into motion a series of events that no one could have predicted. As the girls retrace their friend's final days, they discover a dark secret about Grimrose—Ariane wasn't the first dead girl. They soon learn that all the past murders are connected to ancient fairytale curses...and that their own fates are tied to the stories, dooming the girls to brutal and gruesome endings unless they can break the cycle for good. Perfect for fans of: Cinderella is Dead and GRIMM Dark Academia Fairytale Retellings LGBTQ Rep Media Buzz for The Grimrose Girls: Buzzfeed called it "a book definitely worth picking up" One of Book Riot's Top New YA Paperbacks for Fall A Buzzfeed Top LGBTQ+ YA Book to Devour A Culturess Thrilling New YA Release Featured on Tor as a new Young Adult SFF A Barnes & Noble OUR MONTHLY PICK for November 2021!!
|Author||: Heidi Garrett|
|Editor||: Half-Faerie Publishing|
Heather Baker believes in fairy tales, and she turns to their timeless wisdom whenever life gets difficult. Again and again, the playfulness, symbolism, and deeper meaning in fairy tales have filled Heather with hope, nurtured her spirit, and fired her imagination. Sometimes touching, and sometimes humorous, these loosely biographical tales capture three transformative experiences in her life. Heather takes a poignant journey through her past with a tarot reader and awakens to a sense life's magic in "The Girl Who Watched for Elves" She grapples with desire and creates a life imbued with meaning in "The Girl Who Dreamed of Red Shoes" She follows her heart until she finds her place in the world in "The Girl Who Couldn't Sing" The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales is a prelude to the Once Upon a Time Today, a collection of modern fairy tales for those who have already left home. The novellas: Beautiful Beautiful Dreaming of the Sea The Tree Hugger I Am Lily Dane Tags: American Idol, Anthology, Astrology, Binging, Biographical Fiction, Brothers Grimm, Divorce, Dreams, Eating Disorder, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Hans Christian Andersen, Happily Ever After, Literature, Magic, Magical Realism, Once Upon a Time, Short read, Short stories, Stepmorher, Sugar, Tarot, Teen, Transformation, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
|Author||: Hiro Mashima,BOKU|
|Editor||: Kodansha Comics|
FAIRY TAIL's BETTER HALF In the kingdom of Fiore, wizards are commonplace, but the powerful women of Fairy Tail are each of a kind! And after fighting their way to the top at the Grand Magic Games, Lucy, Erza, Wendy, and Juvia deserve a vacation. The wizards slip out of the victory celebration to do some sightseeing as a foursome, but where Fairy Tail goes, trouble's never far behind, and soon they find themselves caught up in yet another chaotic bout of spellslinging...with the fate of Fiore in the balance!
|Author||: Cyn Balog|
|Editor||: Delacorte Books for Young Readers|
Falling deeply in love with a suddenly withdrawn Cam after a shared childhood, 16-year-old Morgan is shocked when Cam is claimed by members of the fairy world who want him to assume his rightful place as their Fairy King. Original.
|Author||: Shannon Hale|
|Editor||: A&C Black|
'Hale's writing is beautiful, with a vivid eye for detail' Daily Telegraph Anidora-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kilindree, spent the first years of her life listening to her aunt's incredible stories, and learning the language of the birds. Little knowing how valuable her aunt's strange knowledge would prove to be when she grew older. From the Grimm's fairy tale of the princess who became a goose girl before she could become a queen, Shannon Hale has woven an incredible, original and magical tale of a girl who must understand her own incredible talents before she can overcome those who wish her harm. Shannon Hale has drawn on her incredible gift for storytelling to create a powerful and magical grown-up fairytale.
|Author||: Usborne Publishing, Limited|
Here are eight forgotten fairy tales, with heroines who are not quiet and passive, but adventurous, intelligent and daring. Stories include a sleeping prince rescued by a princess, sisters who fight a goblin to rescue a bear, and a young girl who outwits a giant to save her family. A collection of feminist fairytales, forgotten over history, for the modern reader. Perfect for fans of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Jessie Burton's The Restless Girls and Kiran Millwood Hargrave's The Way Past Winter. Featuring gorgeous illustrations in a beautiful hardback edition, this is a perfect Christmas gift.
|Author||: Dechari Cole|
|Editor||: B&H Publishing Group|
The author uses her own experiences in high school and life to counsel teenage girls to find happiness in God and not in the material things of the world.
|Author||: Erin Shaw|
|Editor||: After Midnight Press|
Audrey Princeton moves to New York City after college to pursue her dreams of gracing the Broadway stage, but quickly learns that the city that never sleeps is not just a dream come true, but also a nightmare when underestimated. Quick on her feet, Audrey does what is necessary to stay in New York, creating a princess party company that will supplement her income as she struggles to become a successful actress. She learns that life doesn't always work out the way you plan, but when you open yourself up to new possibilities, you can find, adventure, joy and maybe even...true love. "Party Girl," a work of fiction, is loosely based on author, Erin Shaw's experience navigating life in the Big Apple and gives readers a hilarious and fascinating look into the lives of twenty-something's living in New York City during the recession. PartyGirlBook.com
|Author||: Susannah McFarlane|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
An emboldening, exquisitely illustrated picture book of reimagined fairy tales with a feminist twist, perfect for fans of the classic stories, Disney lovers, and readers of Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls! They may be small, but they’re big of heart— kind and cheerful, brave and smart. And so with courage, hope, and laughter they make their own “happily ever after.” In this treasury of modern fairy tales, the heroines make their own way to happily ever after, and there isn’t a damsel in distress in sight! Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Thumbelina don’t let fear or self-doubt hold them back. Using their wits, bravery, honesty, and kindness, they problem-solve their way out of tricky situations. See how Rapunzel invents her way out of her tower or Red Riding Hood outsmarts the wolf! Each story has a modern twist, a different illustrator, and all the charm of a classic storybook. This sweet and accessible book is perfect for young princes and princesses learning to have courage and follow their hearts.
|Author||: Melissa Bashardoust|
|Editor||: Flatiron Books|
Melissa Bashardoust's Girl, Serpent, Thorn is “an alluring feminist fairy tale” (Kirkus) about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse. There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it’s not just a story. As the day of her twin brother’s wedding approaches, Soraya must decide if she’s willing to step outside of the shadows for the first time. Below in the dungeon is a demon who holds knowledge that she craves, the answer to her freedom. And above is a young man who isn’t afraid of her, whose eyes linger not with fear, but with an understanding of who she is beneath the poison. Soraya thought she knew her place in the world, but when her choices lead to consequences she never imagined, she begins to question who she is and who she is becoming...human or demon. Princess or monster.
|Author||: Melissa Bashardoust|
|Editor||: Flatiron Books|
Melissa Bashardoust’s acclaimed debut novel Girls Made of Snow and Glass is “Snow White as it’s never been told before...a feminist fantasy fairy tale not to be missed” (BookPage)! “Utterly superb.” —ALA Booklist, starred review “Dark, fantastical, hauntingly evocative.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “An empowering and progressive original retelling.” —SLJ, starred review Sixteen-year-old Mina is motherless, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king’s heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmother. Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen’s image, at her father’s order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do—and who to be—to win back the only mother she’s ever known...or else defeat her once and for all. Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything—unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story.
|Author||: Sarah Zettel|
|Editor||: Random House Books for Young Readers|
On the day in 1935 when her mother vanishes during the worst dust storm ever recorded in Kansas, Callie learns that she is not actually a human being.
|Author||: Catherynne M. Valente|
|Editor||: Feiwel & Friends|
"One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century."—Time magazine, on the Fairyland series September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there. And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows—and their magic—to the world of Fairyland Below. This underworld has a new ruler: Halloween, the Hollow Queen, who is September's shadow. And Halloween does not want to give Fairyland's shadows back. Fans of Valente's bestselling, first Fairyland book will revel in the lush setting, characters, and language of September's journey, all brought to life by fine artist Ana Juan. Readers will also welcome back good friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. But in Fairyland Below, even the best of friends aren't always what they seem. . . .
|Author||: E.D. Baker|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing USA|
Cory is a young tooth fairy in training who wants to be anything but that, except there's no way the Tooth Fairy Guild or her mother will let that happen. After yet another bad night on the job, Cory quits to explore other things--like babysitting an adventurous Humpty Dumpty, helping Suzy organize seashells by the seashore, and attempting to finally rid the spiders that plague Marjorie Muffet. But it isn't until Marjorie asks Cory to help set her up with a boy that Cory taps into a power s he never knew she had. As she tries to understand her new-found romantic visions, will Cory finally discover her own true path? Just as she did with her Wide-Awake Princess series, E.D. Baker spins a tale that is poised to launch her to the top of the fairy tale canon with a new series that fans of Gail Carson Levine and Diana Wynne Jones.
|Author||: Brothers Grimm|
|Editor||: Lindhardt og Ringhof|
Can you imagine having a father who would give you to the Devil in exchange for riches and wealth? The poor girl in our story had to endure not only this but getting her hands cut off as well. Her will was so strong that she decided to not fall victim of the Devil. So she headed out in the woods, wandering around, not having anything, not even food. Surprisingly enough she survived and she became a queen. Her misfortunes did not end with this however. Many more difficulties followed. Because, you know, the Devil does not forget so easily. 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.