Karly West has embraced her “irreverent nerdiness” to create a one-of-a-kind graphic novel series for teens and young adults entitled The Scholarly Banana.
Browsing: Brothers Grimm
Here are some of our favorite books and performances that my daughter would request over and over again.
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.
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.
The Brothers Grimm were especially gifted at creating dark and often haunting fairy tales, but these books have a bit more gentle appeal. They also may serve as a great conversation starter with your children about the inherent danger of talking to strangers.
Well-written, tried and tested stories with updated illustrations that will tantalize any young mind.