Managing to escape with her life, Snow White finds a cottage in the forest and ends up living with seven very unlikely housemates, seven dwarfs! Unfortunately the wicked stepmother has a talking mirror, which tells her that Snow White is still alive and still the most beautiful girl in the land.
The stepmother is furious and forms deadly plans to get rid of Snow White. But the seven dwarfs may have something to say about that!
In this new adaptation of the classic fairy tale, meet the seven dwarfs, Chief, Giggler, Dreamer, Echo and the remaining three, all named Hush! Will Snow White manage to avoid the evil machinations of her stepmother and how will the seven dwarfs save her?
The oldest son was named Hans, the second was named Karl and the youngest son was called Simpleton. Simpleton was always being laughed at and treated very badly by everyone in his family. After setting off out on his own, Simpleton helps a man in need. He is rewarded for his kindness with the gift of a golden goose; will the goose help him to win the hand of the princess? Beautifully illustrated, this comic graphic fairy tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading. A must-have classic for your digital library!
They lived with their cruel stepmother in the edge of the woods. The wicked stepmother was really a witch. What will happen when the witch casts a spell to punish the brother and sister for running away? Will they drink from the enchanted brook? Will the enchanted deer lead the King to find a beautiful wife? Beautifully illustrated, this comic graphic fairy tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading. A Must-have Classic for your digital library!
As the princess is in such a tall castle, she can see for miles and miles. Wishing to marry a man more clever than herself, the princess decides that only a man that can hide himself from her will become her husband. Unfortunately, the royal magician turns all of the men that try to hide from her into marble statues. With the help of a raven, a fox and a fish, will the merchant be able to accomplish this task? Beautifully illustrated, this tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading. A must-have classic for your digital library!
Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs (1812) is the famous tale of a princess who escapes her jealous step-mother and lives in the woods with seven little men. The step-mother, a witch, tries again and again to kill Snow-white. Features elements such as the magic mirror, the poisoned apple, the glass coffin, and the seven dwarves. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
As the years go by, the sisters keep helping a wandering dwarf out of trouble with the help of Bruno. The ending of the story is magical and touching at the same time. Beautifully illustrated, this graphic fairy tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading. A must-have classic for your digital library!
Cinderella is the classic story of a beautiful girl, her evil stepmother and stepsisters, and the fairy godmother who helps her to meet the prince of her dreams. It is a fairy tale magic to treasure forever. There is a ball, a handsome prince and a glass slipper which all contribute to a happy ending. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination, inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
From "The Frog King" to "The Golden Key," wondrous worlds unfold—heroes and heroines are rewarded, weaker animals triumph over the strong, and simple bumpkins prove themselves not so simple after all. Esteemed fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes offers accessible translations that retain the spare description and engaging storytelling style of the originals. Indeed, this is what makes the tales from the 1812 and 1815 editions unique—they reflect diverse voices, rooted in oral traditions, that are absent from the Grimms' later, more embellished collections of tales. Zipes's introduction gives important historical context, and the book includes the Grimms' prefaces and notes.
A delight to read, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm presents these peerless stories to a whole new generation of readers.
With black-and-white illustrations throughout
Illustrated by Josef Schari / Commentary by Joseph Campbell
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
Rich in detail, lyrical in phrase, these masterful translations by Margaret Hunt capture the flavor of the original Grimm tales. Here are classics such as “Rapunzel,” “Hansel and Grethel,” “Thumbling,” “Cinderella,” “The Bremen Town-Musicians,” “The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids,” “The Fisherman and His Wife,” and “Little Snow-White.” These cherished fables, created from centuries’-old oral tradition, await rediscovery by children and adults alike.
Published by Animedia Company.
From classics such as Cinderella and Snow White to lesser–known gems like The True Bride and Mother Holle, these timeless tales never fail to delight. Enter the wonderful world of witches and fairies, elves and giants, and princes and princesses in this collection of thirty beloved stories!
Featuring all your favorite classics, including “Hansel and Gretel,” “Cinderella,” “The Frog Prince,” “Rapunzel,” “Snow White,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” and dozens more, The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales is also accompanied by 40 color plates and 60 black and white illustrations from award-winning English illustrator Arthur Rackham, whose books and prints are now highly sought-after collectibles./divDIV/div/divDIV
The third title in the Knickerbocker Classic series has 800 pages of classic fairy tales to enjoy. It also includes a selection of stunning color reproductions by the famous illustrator, Arthur Rackham./div
Reprinted here in large, easy-to-read type and accompanied by six original illustrations specially created for this edition, these time-honored stories will delight both children and adults with their colorful evocation of a timeless world of elves, giants, wicked witches, handsome princes, and beautiful maidens.
HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
Once upon a time, when a miller met the King, he proudly announced that his beautiful daughter had a special talent: she could actually spin straw into gold. That caught His Majesty's attention immediately; unfortunately, it wasn't true. Yet the poor girl's life depended on completing this impossible task. How could she ever succeed? Only with the help of a strange little man with a magical touch. But he exacted a dreadful promise in return. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
Definitely a story where too much of a good thing can lead to ruin, The Enchanted Fish tells the story of a poor fisherman who pulls a golden fish out of the sea. Upon finding out that the fish is magical, the fisherman's wife demands that the magic fish grant them wish, after wish, after wish. A story of greed and over-reaching ambition. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
There once was a lad named William who was as silly as the day is long, and everyone called him Silly Willy! Although Silly Willy tries to do what he is told, he always gets mixed up, until the day his silliness leads him to find a bride. Will Silly Willy marry Gretel? Will Silly Willy and Gretel live happily ever after? Beautifully illustrated, this tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading. A must-have classic for your digital library!
Rapunzel is a superbly woven tale of romance between Rapunzel and her prince. Find out about the tower, the evil witch and Rapunzel's long hair. Beautifully illustrated, this comic graphic fairy tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading. A must-have classic for your digital library!
One day, the King realized that every morning when his daughters woke up their shoes were worn completely through. Curious, the King hires a poor soldier named Felix to find out how his daughter's shoes get so worn out. With the help of a magic cloak, Felix discovers their secret. Beautifully illustrated, this tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading and literature. A must-have classic for your digital library!
One morning as the wood-cutter was about to go to work, he said to his wife, "Let my dinner be brought into the forest to me by my eldest daughter, or I shall never get my work done, and in order that she may not miss her way," he added, "I will take a bag of millet with me and strew the seeds on the path." When, the sun was just above the center of the forest, the girl set out on her way with a bowl of soup, but the field-sparrows, and wood-sparrows, larks and finches, blackbirds and siskins had picked up the millet long before, and the girl could not find the track. Find out what happens next. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
Follow the exploits of the youngest son who with the aid of a wise fox, not only find the Golden Bird but also the Golden Saddle, Golden Horse and a beautiful princess. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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The eldest son, named Savvo, was very smart. The second son was very strong and was named Sturdo. The youngest son was not at all like his older brothers, neither strong nor smart, and was named Simpleton. Simpleton loved nature and animals. Follow Simpleton as he completes three incredible tasks using the help of ants, swans and a queen bee. Beautifully illustrated, this tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading and literature. A must-have classic for your digital library!
Not far from them lived a woman and her mean and ugly daughter Agatha. Both the woman and the man thought it might be time to marry again. The man decided to try and fill his boot with water; if the boot holds the water he will marry the woman. What will this mean for tenderhearted Diane? Will she live forever with her dreadful stepmother, will she live with the three dwarfs in the woods or will Diane marry handsome Prince Richard and live happily ever after? Beautifully illustrated, this comic graphic fairy tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading. A must-have classic for your digital library!
One day the tailor hears of an offer by the King to reward anyone who can capture two wicked giants who roam the forest. The reward is to be the hand of the princess and half the kingdom! Will the Tailor capture the giants? Will he live a happily ever after? Beautifully illustrated, this fairy tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading. A must-have classic for your digital library!
FEYLAND: THE DARK REALM - USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp (Science Fantasy/Faeries/Cyberpunk)
What if a high-tech computer game was actually a gateway to the Realm of Faerie? Jennet Carter soon finds herself battling the Dark Queen, falling for the perfect hero, and trying to save her own world from unspeakable danger!
STARSTRUCK - USA Today bestselling author Brenda Hiatt (Science Fiction/Teen Romance/Action Adventure)
The middle of nowhere gets a lot more interesting for an orphaned astronomy geek when the hot new quarterback inexplicably befriends her and strange things start to happen: her acne clears up, her eyesight improves, and when they touch, sparks fly—literally! The incredible truth will change her mundane life forever—if she survives!
THE GATEKEEPER’S SONS - Bestselling author Eva Pohler (Greek Myths and Legends/YA Romance/Action Adventure)
Fifteen-year-old Therese Mills is heading home in the car with her parents when someone begins shooting at them, sending their car into a lake. She finds the strength to escape, and winds up in the coma that introduces her to the twin sons of Hades... and plunges her into the center of a war brewing between the Gods on Mount Olympus.
SWORN TO RAISE - New York Times bestselling author Terah Edun (High Fantasy/Sweet Romance/Sword and Sorcery)
When peasant girl Ciardis is chosen for a position at court, she travels across the empire to begin a new life. To survive, she’ll need to master intrigue, befriend a crown prince, and learn to control magical abilities she never knew existed.
ATLANTIS RIPTIDE - Bestselling author Allie Burton (Mermaids and Atlantis/Genetic Engineering/Sci-Fi Fantasy)
Pearl ran away from the circus, tired of her adoptive parents’ abuse of her special skills. Unknownst to her, a battle rages under the ocean and each side wants to use her powers for their cause. As Pearl discovers her talents she must choose her destiny – ignore the churning seas or swim into battle.
RIPPLER - Bestselling author Cidney Swanson (Science Fiction/Genetic Engineering/Teen Romance/Coming of Age)
Discovering she can turn invisible terrifies Samantha, especially when she learns a geneticist who murdered her mom wants her too. Handsome Will Baker offers help and secrecy, but soon Sam will have to choose between keeping her secrets and keeping Will in her life. Suspenseful and romantic, Rippler and its sequels capture the collision of the beautiful with the dark.
Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.
To save her family’s future, Mina Grime will have to travel to the past with the help of her Fae Godmother and a pair of magic shoes.
She must go to the Story’s very beginning, to the days before the dark prince’s reign. But can she finish her quest before her time runs out, or will she be trapped in the past forever?
To save them, Mina must make a deal with the prince to become his prisoner or lose her friends forever. But is there any hope for Jared and the love they briefly shared, or must beauty destroy the beast she created?
When something precious is stolen from sixteen-year-old Mina Grime, she will do anything in her power to get it back, even if it means traveling to the dangerous Fae plane and battling one of the strongest fairy-tale villains yet.
However, nothing can prepare Mina for the dangerous obstacles she will face in the Fae world, or the choices she must make when love and life are on the line.
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.
Read all the books in the New York Times bestselling Splintered series: Splintered (Book 1), Unhinged (Book 2), Ensnared (Book 3), and Untamed (The Companion Novel).
Praise for Splintered:
"Fans of dark fantasy, as well as of Carroll’s Alice in all her revisionings (especially Tim Burton’s), will find a lot to love in this compelling and imaginative novel."
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Alyssa is one of the most unique protagonists I've come across in a while. Splintered is dark, twisted, entirely riveting, and a truly romantic tale."
"Brilliant, because it is ambitious, inventive, and often surprising — a contemporary reworking of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,’’ with a deep bow toward Tim Burton’s 2010 film version."
—The Boston Globe
"It’s a deft, complex metamorphosis of this children’s fantasy made more enticing by competing romantic interests, a psychedelic setting, and more mad violence than its original."
" Protagonist Alyssa...is an original. Howard's visual imagination is superior. The story's creepiness is intriguing as horror, and its hypnotic tone and setting, at the intersection of madness and creativity, should sweep readers down the rabbit hole."
"While readers will delight in such recognizable scenes as Alyssa drinking from a bottle to shrink, the richly detailed scenes that stray from the original will entice the imagination. These adventures are indeed wonderful."
"Attention to costume and setting render this a visually rich read..."
"Wonderland is filled with much that is not as wonderful as might be expected, and yet, it is in Wonderland that Alyssa accepts her true nature. The cover with its swirling tendrils and insects surrounding Alyssa will surely attract teen readers who will not disappointed with this magical, edgy tale."
—Reading Today Online
"Creepy, descriptive read with a generous dollop of romance."
—School Library Journal
In a magic kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone's joke. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. Rump discovers he has a gift for spinning straw into gold. His best friend, Red Riding Hood, warns him that magic is dangerous, and she’s right. With each thread he spins, he weaves himself deeper into a curse.
To break the spell, Rump must go on a perilous quest, fighting off pixies, trolls, poison apples, and a wickedly foolish queen. The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship—and a cheeky sense of humor—he just might triumph in the end.
A Texas Bluebonnet finalist and winner of the ILA award for middle grade fiction, Rump is perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted or Adam Gidwitz's A Tale Dark and Grimm. And don't miss Liesl Shurtliff's other fairy tale retellings: Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk and Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood.
"A fresh riff on the Grimm Brothers' Rumpelstiltskin, told with wit from the impish point of view of the troublemaker himself." —People
"Lighthearted and inventive, Rump amusingly expands a classic tale." —Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fablehaven.
Cinderella’s stepsisters got their eyes pecked out by birds.
Rumpelstiltskin ripped himself in half.
And in a tale called “The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage,” a mouse, a bird, and a sausage all talk to each other. Yes, the sausage talks. (Okay, I guess that one’s not that grim…)
Those are the real fairy tales.
But they have nothing on the story I’m about to tell.
This is the darkest fairy tale of all. Also, it is the weirdest. And the bloodiest.
It is the grimmest tale I have ever heard.
And I am sharing it with you.
Two children venture through forests, flee kingdoms, face ogres and demons and monsters, and, ultimately, find their way home. Oh yes, and they may die. Just once or twice.
That’s right. Fairy tales
* “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, and Gidwitz deploys his successful formula of bloody happenings and narratorial intrusion in his third and final installment of unexpurgated fairy tales. … 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
“The conclusion to the trilogy that began with A Tale Dark and Grimm (2010) and continued with In a Glass Grimmly (2012, both Dutton) is equally gorey and awesomely dark. ... 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
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
On Rapunzel’s sixteenth birthday, her parents are turned to stone by the evil witch, Lady Vactryne, and the girl is taken to be forever hidden away in a tower. The young princess is afraid and all alone, and as the months pass by and her attempts to escape become more desperate, she begins to lose hope that anyone will come to save her.
Prince Jonathan of Balligyrn has loved Rapunzel since they were children and has vowed to battle the witch, bring Rapunzel back, and restore her kingdom, no matter the cost. It has been years since he last saw her and asked her to wait for him to return from school. Now Jonathan only hopes he is not too late.
The cunning witch has other plans for them both, one that does not involve losing her dreams to mere fools. Who will win—the woman bent on revenge, or the young girl determined to overcome it all?
JENNI JAMES FAERIE TALE COLLECTION
~ Faerie Tale Collection Box Sets - great value! ~
Box Set #1: Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Jack & the Beanstalk
Box Set #2: Beauty & the Beast, Snow White, Rumplestiltskin
Box Set #3: Sleeping Beauty, The Frog Prince, The Twelve Dancing Princesses
~ The Collection ~
Beauty and the Beast
Hansel and Gretel
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Frog Prince
The Twelve Dancing Princesses
The Little Mermaid
Cassel Sharpe knows he’s been used as an assassin, but he’s trying to put all that behind him. He’s trying to be good, even though he grew up in a family of con artists and cheating comes as easily as breathing to him. He’s trying to do the right thing. And he’s trying to convince himself that working for the government is the right choice, even though he’s been raised to believe they are the enemy of all curse workers.
But with a mother on the lam, the girl he loves about to take her place in the Mob, and all new secrets coming to light, what’s right and what’s wrong become increasingly hard to tell apart. When the Feds ask him to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he starts to wonder if they really are the good guys, or if it’s all a con. And if it is, Cassel may have to make his biggest gamble yet—on love.
Love is dangerous and trust is priceless in Holly Black’s “powerful, edgy, dark” fantasy series (Publishers Weekly).
Curses and cons. Magic and the mob. In Cassel Sharpe’s world, they go together. Cassel always thought he was an ordinary guy, until he realized his memories were being manipulated by his brothers. Now he knows the truth—he’s the most powerful curse worker around. A touch of his hand can transform anything—or anyone—into something else.
After rescuing his brothers from Zacharov’s retribution and finding out that Lila will never be his, Cassel is trying to reestablish some kind of normalcy in his life. That was never going to be easy for someone from a worker family tied to one of the big crime families, and a mother whose cons get more reckless by the day. But Cassel is also coming to terms with what it means to be a transformation worker and figuring out how to have friends.
But normal doesn’t last very long—soon Cassel is being courted by both sides of the law and is forced to confront his past. A past he remembers only in scattered fragments and one that could destroy his family and his future. Cassel will have to decide whose side he wants to be on because neutrality is not an option. And then he will have to pull off his biggest con ever to survive. Love is a curse and the con is the only answer in a game too dangerous to lose.
Jack and May have gone their separate ways, and each is now set on course to fulfill their destiny…or are they?
Nothing is ever quite as it seems in the world of fairy tales, and the two friends are in for some huge surprises as they prepare to battle the Wicked Queen once and for all.
Knights, fairy godmothers, giants, and beanstalks—all come together thrilling and hilarious conclusion to the Half Upon a Time trilogy!