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Chinese Fables: The Dragon Slayer and Other Timeless Tales of Wisdom | Book Review

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Chinese Fables: The Dragon Slayer and Other Timeless Tales of Wisdom | Book Review

This collection of pithy tales is multi-layered. The stories linger in the mind the way a good poem resonates. They are ancient Chinese fables Shiho S. Nunes has expanded into longer tales.

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The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran, by Rita Jahanforuz | Book Review

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran, by Rita Jahanforuz | Book Review

Set in Tehran, Iran, this quite original tale is a reminder that story themes are universal. At times it has the feel of Cinderella with a cultural twist. Other times, it is reminiscent of Charles Perrault’s tale of the kindly sister and the bad-tempered sister, whose deeds have different outcomes.

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What Makes a Good Fairy Tale?

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
What Makes a Good Fairy Tale?

Everyone’s taste is different, of course, but my favorite fairy tales are ones that are irreducibly strange. When I was drafting my new novel, The Glass Casket, I kept thinking back to the fairy tales that appealed to me as a child. They were often lesser-known Grimm tales, the ones that had not been sanitized—their strangeness muted by a series of cheerful bowdlerizations.

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In the Hall of the Mountain King
By Allison Flannery | Dedicated Review

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
In the Hall of the Mountain King<br />By Allison Flannery | Dedicated Review

This book is a wonderful illustrated adaption of a classical piece of music, “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” composed by Edvard Grieg.

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Princess Books: From the Traditional to the Do-It-Yourself Versions

| April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Princess Books: From the Traditional to the Do-It-Yourself Versions

A list of princess stories that ranges from old-fashioned, traditional tales to new releases that encourage creativity and inventiveness.

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Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett and Adam Rex

| June 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett and Adam Rex

A hilarious and whip-smart take on fractured fairy tales, from rising stars Mac Barnett and Adam Rex.

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Kate Bernheimer: Celebrating Fairy Tales

| April 24, 2012 | 2 Comments
Kate Bernheimer: Celebrating Fairy Tales

Kate Bernheimer first enchanted children with her captivating The Girl in the Castle inside the Museum. Her latest The Lonely Book is yet another heartfelt addition to her mesmerizing picture books.

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Giveaway: Mirror Mirror, The Snow White Legend Comes Alive

| March 24, 2012 | 1 Comment
Giveaway: Mirror Mirror, The Snow White Legend Comes Alive

Thanks to Relativity Media, you can join in on the Mirror Mirror buzz by entering to win some great prizes. Will you be the fairest entrant of all?

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Maria Tatar on the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up

| January 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Maria Tatar on the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up

Maria Tatar is Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. Her latest book The Annotated Peter Pan is a glorious celebration of the centenary of the first publication of the novel, originally entitled Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie.

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Stories for Children: New Books of Fairy Tales and Other Classic Stories

| October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
Stories for Children: New Books of Fairy Tales and Other Classic Stories

Fairy tales have the power to teach us valuable lessons about love, loyalty and friendship. In these stories, characters are transformed into magical beings, sacrifices are made in their honor and small creatures perform enormous acts of courage and daring.

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