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By Ismail Kadare, Jusuf Vrioni, Jon Rotchschild. 1988
In a medieval Albanian town, two women, mother and daughter, are on their deathbed. Three years have passed since Doruntine… married a foreigner and went off with him to his home far to the west in Bohemia. In the meantime, war broke out and all her brothers died. And last night, she came home. 1988. Uniform title: Doruntine.
By Eric A Kimmel. 1996
Story of a mysterious, silver-nosed man who asks an old washerwoman to send each of her three daughters to be… his servant. When the two foolish younger daughters are reported to be dead, the clever eldest daughter agrees to work for the count to rescue or avenge her sisters. Grades 2-4. 1996.
By Donna Jo Napoli. 1999
The traditional tale is transformed into a coming-of-age story about risk taking. Here, an older Jack climbs a beanstalk, steals… from a giant, and finds that his treasures have a different value back home. Throughout his struggles, Jack's loyalty to his mother and his true love, Flora, remains steadfast. Grades 5-8. 1999. Uniform title: Jack and the beanstalk.
By Mary U Chiltoskey, Mary Regina Ulmer Galloway. 1990
By John Robert Colombo. 1979
By Thomas Bulfinch. 1962
A classic retelling of the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and Emperor Charlemagne. Includes… the section on Knights of English History from the 1884 Hale edition. Companion volume to "Age of fable". Originally published in 1858 and 1862 respectively.
By Charlie Chin, Xing Chu Wang. 1993
By Eva Martin. 1984
By Sam McBratney. 1997
Fifteen tales from the British Isles. Includes "The Green Man," a version of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. In… "Little Fawn," a woman transformed into a fawn raises a boy on a mountain for several years until his human father takes over. Grades 4-7. 1997.
By Gregory Maguire. 1999
In this variation on the Cinderella theme, the reclusive beauty Clara is assisted by her "ugly" stepsister. Clara attends the… ball, where she captivates the prince. Seventeenth-century Holland, replete with master artists and tulip merchant, is the setting for the wicked stepmother's machinations. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 1999.
By Sophie Masson. 1999
An enchanting retelling of the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty. Lady Aurora, daughter of the Count and Countess of Joli-Bois,… and Clementine, the local woodcutter's child, have been firm friends for all of their sixteen years. Until, that is, the day they stumble upon a castle they never knew existed. What is the secret behind the legend of the sleeping castle of Joli-Bois? A century later, Lord Arthur, a young amateur scientist, is determined to find out. Grades 3-6. 1999.
By Sophie Masson. 1998
Tattercoats, a neglected, beautiful young woman, has been abandoned by her father. One day her grandfather, the rich Baron of… Fisher Forest, receives an invitation to a birthday ball at Queen Elizabeth's court. Tattercoats desperately wants to go, but her grandfather refuses. It is up to Tattercoat's only friends - the servant girl Malkin and a lame, flute-playing gooseherd named Pug - to find a way. So begins a magical journey, where nothing is as it seems, and danger and delight await them. Grades 4-7. 2005.
By R J Stewart. 1994
This book gathers together a range of tales from Ireland, Wales, Brittany and England. Each one is representative of the… Celtic tradition of story-telling and legend, showing both the beauty and savagery within the stories as well as their spirituality and sensuous qualities. The author's text retains the true spirit of Celtic myths and avoids the popular tendency to romanticise them, which can dilute the uncompromising nature of much Celtic tradition. 1994.
By Judy Sierra. 2002
By Joanna Cole. 1983
When a terrible witch vows to eat her for supper, a little girl escapes with the help of a mirror… and comb given to her by the witch's cat and dog. Adaptation of a Russian folktale. Grades K-3. 1983.
By Jill Paton Walsh. 1989
When a ghost family, invisible to all but young Birdy, demands a ferry ride, they appear to be hideous, frightening… creatures. A second look shows them to be a handsome, noble family. Grades 2-4. 1989.
By Robin McKinley. 1978
Kind Beauty grows to love the Beast at whose castle she is compelled to stay. Through her love she releases… him from the spell which had turned him from a handsome prince into an ugly beast. Grades 5-8. 1978. Uniform title: Beauty and the beast.
By Ellen Oh, Elsie Chapman. 2018
By Chris Colfer. 2016
This companion book to the Land of Stories series will appeal to new and old fans alike, who will delight… in favourite classics such as "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," and more. Grades K-3. 2016. Uniform title: Fairy tales.
By Margaret Ryan. 2005