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By Alice Hoffman. 2010
The Red Garden introduces us to the luminous and haunting world of Blackwell, Massachusetts, capturing the unexpected turns in its… history and in our own lives. In exquisite prose, Hoffman offers a transforming glimpse of small-town America, presenting us with some three hundred years of passion, dark secrets, loyalty, and redemption in a web of tales where characters' lives are intertwined by fate and by their own actions. From the town's founder, a brave young woman from England who has no fear of blizzards or bears, to the young man who runs away to New York City with only his dog for company, the characters in The Red Garden are extraordinary and vivid: a young wounded Civil War soldier who is saved by a passionate neighbor, a woman who meets a fiercely human historical character, a poet who falls in love with a blind man, a mysterious traveler who comes to town in the year when summer never arrives. At the center of everyone's life is a mysterious garden where only red plants can grow, and where the truth can be found by those who dare to look. Beautifully crafted, shimmering with magic, The Red Garden is as unforgettable as it is moving.
By Walter Dean Myers. 1972
A lonely dragon named Harry is forced to fight an intimidating knight in order to win his bride. With the… help of a smooth-talking African-American fairy, Harry learns how self-confidence can help him find his true love.
By Walter Dean Myers. 1980
By Baron Alexander Deschauer, Omar. 2017
IMAGINE UNA EXISTENCIA SIN PARAÍSO NI INFIERNO. Sin dioses ni demonios. Sólo nuestros pensamientos y albedrío. En esta existencia toda… la vida está interconectada y es interactiva dentro de una conciencia superior. En contraste con Marlowe y Goethe, Deschauer presenta una cosmología y existencia que es tanto individual y total, carne y alma. El albedrío se enfrenta con el destino, lo mortal con lo inmortal. Se apunta a justificar los caminos de dios para la humanidad en una existencia carente de dios. Aún las inevitables construcciones de dios, anti-dios y mito son abrazadas por la humanidad en su búsqueda de sentido dentro de nuestra realidad. ¿ES EL AMOR EL SIGNIFICADO DE LA VIDA, EL ALBEDRÍO O LA INMORTALIDAD?
By Jon Scieszka. 1991
After the frog turns into a prince, he and the princess do not live happily ever after and the Prince… decides to look for a witch to help him remedy the situation.
By Angela Carter. 1990
Once upon a time fairy tales weren't meant just for children, and neither is Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales.… This stunning collection contains lyrical tales, bloody tales and hilariously funny and ripely bawdy stories from countries all around the world- from the Arctic to Asia - and no dippy princesses or soppy fairies. Instead, we have pretty maids and old crones; crafty women and bad girls; enchantresses and midwives; rascal aunts and odd sisters. This fabulous celebration of strong minds, low cunning, black arts and dirty tricks could only have been collected by the unique and much-missed Angela Carter. Illustrated throughout with original woodcuts.
By Susan Bianculli. 2015
The search to save Jason takes Lise, Heather and Arghen deep underground into a world of slavery, cruelty and torture:… the world of the Under-elves. Finding Jason in such a location will take cunning and all of Arghen’s knowledge of Under-elf life. And if finding Jason weren’t enough of a challenge, it seems that a mysterious enemy is following them.
By Molly Ringle. 2013
The Greek gods never actually existed. Did they? Sophie Darrow finds she was wrong about that assumption when she's pulled… into the spirit realm, complete with an Underworld, on her first day at college. Adrian, the mysterious young man who brought her there, simply wants her to taste a pomegranate. Soon, though she returns to her regular life, her mind begins exploding with dreams and memories of ancient times; of a love between two Greeks named Persephone and Hades. But lethal danger has always surrounded the immortals, and now that she's tainted with the Underworld's magic, that danger is drawing closer to Sophie. Night Owl Reviews Top Pick (Persephone's Orchard) Long and Short Reviews Book of the Month (Persephone's Orchard)
By Gladys Milroy. 1927
Three fantastic stories by Indigenous mother-and-daughter team Gladys and Jill Milroy, collected together for the first time. Told in the… tradition of teaching stories, these avian tales take young readers on adventures of self-discovery and fulfilment with endearing animal characters and exciting plot lines.
By Melanie Dickerson. 2016
After inheriting his title from his brother, the margrave has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen… when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise? The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. He invites ten noble born ladies who meet the king's approval to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks, a time to test these ladies and reveal their true character. Avelina has only two instructions: keep her true identity a secret and make sure the margrave doesn't select her as his bride. Since the latter seems unlikely, she concentrates on not getting caught. No one must know she is merely a maidservant, sent by the Earl of Plimmwald to stand in for his daughter, Dorothea. Despite Avelina's best attempts at diverting attention from herself, the margrave has taken notice. And try as she might, she can't deny her own growing feelings. But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse--far deadlier--consequences
By Tony Ross, Martyn Beardsley. 2008
Morag and Demelza, Sir Gadabout's old adversaries, have taken over the pet shop in Camelot village. They have adopted elaborate… disguises and are keeping the real owner under lock and key, intending to cause so much chaos at the Round Table that they can move in and install themselves as King and Queen, with their ridiculous claim to the throne backed up by doctored family trees.The knights at Camelot begin to realise that their pet food is having a strange effect, and that pets they have bought from the shop aren't all they expected; Sir Gadabout himself has a little lizard which grows rapidly into a crocodile and terrifies everyone. The cause of the problem is eventually traced back to the pet shop and our determined knight is sent to investigate, resulting in the usual mayhem.
By Ripley Proserpina. 2017
With every wish made comes a curse…Polya, wild and fierce, innocent and loyal, can credit her very existence to a… wish her mother made for a prince’s love. The devil himself felt her mother’s ache and gave her everything she asked for. Tempted from Hell to the cruel country of Konstantin, the devil battles against a prince, his princess, and the perfect soldier for the ultimate prize: hope itself. When wishes and curses convene, only Polya can save them all, and start the revolution that will change everything. In the darkest of times…hope is born.
By Sarah Hines Stephens, Jane Mason. 2004
Briar Rose is sick of everyone thinking she's perfect. Her parents won't stop doting, her guardian fairies are being real… pests, and even her teachers act like she can do no wrong. Her classmates at Princess School copy everything she does and, ugh, they keep calling her Beauty. Only Ella, Rapunzel, and Snow seem to like Rose for who she really is. Rose is fed up--and determined to prove that she's more than just a pretty face. She's forming a secret plan to do just that. But what if Rose goes too far? Bookshare has books about other princesses at the magical school. Look for more books in The Princess School series like Who's The Fairest? and If The Shoe Fits.
By Molly Ringle. 2017
Most people have no idea goblins live in the woods around the small town of Bellwater, Washington. But some are… about to find out. Skye, a young barista and artist, falls victim to a goblin curse in the forest one winter night, rendering her depressed and silenced, unable to speak of what happened. Her older sister, Livy, is at wit's end trying to understand what's wrong with her. Local mechanic Kit would know, but he doesn't talk of such things: he's the human liaison for the goblin tribe, a job he keeps secret and never wanted, thrust on him by an ancient family contract. Unaware of what's happened to Skye, Kit starts dating Livy, trying to keep it casual to protect her from the attention of the goblins. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Kit, Skye draws his cousin Grady into the spell through an enchanted kiss in the woods, dooming Grady and Skye both to become goblins and disappear from humankind forever. It's a midwinter night's enchantment as Livy, the only one untainted by a spell, sets out to save them on a dangerous magical path of her own.
By Victoria Turnbull. 2017
Pandora lives alone, in a world of broken things. She makes herself a handsome home, but no one ever comes… to visit. Then one day something falls from the sky . . . a bird with a broken wing. Little by little, Pandora helps the bird grow stronger. Little by little, the bird helps Pandora feel less lonely. The bird begins to fly again, and always comes back—bringing seeds and flowers and other small gifts. But then one day, it flies away and doesn't return. Pandora is heartbroken. Until things begin to grow . . . Here is a stunningly illustrated celebration of connection and renewal.
By Paul Galdone, Joanna C. Galdone. 2016
When the miller's youngest son receives only Puss as his inheritance, he wonders how his father expects him to make… a living with a single cat. But Puss is no ordinary feline. All he asks for is a new pair of boots and he promises that fortune will come their way. With Puss in Boots working for him, the miller's son is in for a life-changing surprise!Paul Galdone’s retelling of this fairy tale is now part of the Folk Tale Classics series.
By Sue Heap, Teresa Heapy. 2016
Very Little Sleeping Beauty is adorably re-cast as a very little precocious toddler in this modern retelling of the classic… tale. Once upon a bedtime, a certain little girl isn't very sleepy at all—tomorrow is her birthday, and she is reeling with excitement. From lullaby to stories to tickles to dancing, Daddy tries just about everything to get this little toddler to go to bed. Will Very Little Sleeping Beauty finally fall asleep to rest up for her big day? Look for all three books in this must-have read-aloud series: Very Little Red Riding Hood, Very Little Cinderella, and Very Little Sleeping Beauty.
By Virginia Hamilton. 2000
By L. Frank Baum, Charles Santore. 2015
This classic Christmas story about the origins of Santa has been updated with a more timeless feel and illustrated by… an award-winning illustrator. Santa Claus hasn't always lived at the North Pole . . . In this lushly illustrated picture book, artist Charles Santore beautifully reimagines L. Frank Baum's 1902 magical tale of Christmas. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus takes the reader on the fantastical fairy tale journey of St. Nick being raised by woodland fairies, finding flying reindeer, building trinkets and toys, and receiving the gift of immortality. In the spectacular tradition of The Wizard of Oz, this story will be a holiday favorite for years to come.
By Janet Stevens, Coleen Salley. 2002
Who's Epossumondas? Why, he's his mama's and his auntie's sweet little patootie, that's who. He's also the silliest, most lovable,… most muddleheaded possum south of the Mason-Dixon line!Better choose your words wisely when he's around, 'cause otherwise you never know what you'll get. Epossumondas just might bring you a fist full of crumbs, or a soaking wet puppy, or a scruffy wad of bread--oh, you just wouldn't believe it!Renowned storyteller Coleen Salley and Caldecott Honor illustrator Janet Stevens team up for this outrageous twist on the Southern story of the noodlehead who takes everything way too literally. (Or is that Epossumondas just pulling his mama's leg?)